Sunday, May 24, 2015

Italian Feast - Dinner Guests

The anticipation before our dinner guests arrive is always exciting for us; we love to entertain, and even more so, we love to cook and eat.  We prep a bit the night before, and then spend the morning and early afternoon making sure everything is just right.

Last night Christopher's parents came over for an Italian feast.

We started with prosecco and a caprese salad amouse bouche.

Next up was bread with our favourite olive oil and aged balsamic vinegar.

Then we enjoyed antipasto (prosciutto, Genoa salami, mini cheese stuffed squash, olives, olive bruschetta, crostini, gorgonzola, provolone, and romano cheeses).

Baked fontina:

It was a beautiful evening, but for the next course we made our way into the house.  Christopher and his dad really enjoyed the Limoncello we had while waiting for soup.

The next part of our meal was Italian wedding soup.

The main course was creamy parmesan fusilli with bacon.

Finally, we had dessert - tiramisu of course.

Following dinner there was live music (Christopher was showing off his bass skills, which are quite impressive for a new bass player), and even some dancing (the in-laws have moves)!

All in all, it was a fantastic evening full of good eats, great company, and many laughs.  It was the perfect way to spend our Saturday evening.

How was your weekend?  What did you do?

1 comment:

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Yum, that meal looks amazing!! I love that big serving dish that you have - how fun! Sounds like an awesome evening!

This weekend we stayed in on Friday night, went to a wedding on Saturday night, and then went out to eat to celebrate Phil's mom's birthday last night and then stopped by a going away party for a couple we are good friends with that is moving to Boston. :(