We weren't sure what to make, and went back and forth with ideas before deciding on a menu, choosing some of our favourite dishes from different regions of the world.
The amuse bouche was Ukranian - a homemade perogy filled with potato, beet, dill and goat cheese.
That got the taste buds dancing!
Next we moved on to a Korean appetizer, seasoned rice pockets.
We made the rice purple in colour by mixing black rice, and white sticky rice. The rice is flavoured with a vinegary seasoning, and placed in yummy tofu pockets.
Next on the menu were Indian cilantro squares. The smell of these frying up is amazing.
The next course was a coconut, red curry, Thai soup with shrimp.
We spaced each course out, and after soup, we moved into the basement to listen to a couple of vinyls. Leah and Riley wanted to hear Christopher drum a bit, so he did a one minute drum solo, and then played a little jungle beat, while we had a very short dance party.
We moved upstairs for a Southern-U.S. inspired main course.
We had fried chicken:
Mac and cheese, and coleslaw:
With buttermilk cornbread to round it all (or us) out:
Mmmmm, everything was a hit!
Once we stuffed our guests to the brim, we moved into the living room where the prospect of dessert was looming.
We waited about an hour before cutting into the desserts.
First up was a moist, gingerbread loaf/cake with spiced buttercream.
And then, there was also cherry-berries on a cloud. It's a light, airy, pavlova-cheese-cakey piece of heaven.
Needless to say, it was a tasty evening.
We're only satisfied when our dinner guests are in food-comas.
We're cruel like that.
How was your weekend? What did you get up to?