Sunday, July 1, 2007

Dinner is Served!

Saturday night witnessed the Full Bellied birth of our project! Our apartment had been filled with salivating smells all day long, and around 7:30 we finally had a house full of great people to eat with. We hosted my basketball buddy John B and his lovely wife Cathy, high school chum Andres, former roommate and massage diva Diane, Stave It Off Science Officer Alex Tokar and our Frenchy neighbor Carole, who also served as entertainment for the evening. Our mission was accomplished as we cleared our first $100 that will go toward Women for Women sponsorships!

Here are some pictures of food and friends. I hope all the attendees will give us helpful feedback and spread the word about our events. Thank you all for coming and making this thing work.

Champagne cocktails with cherry

The festive kick-off toast with many thanks given

An appetizing cold soup of cucumber, melon, yogurt and mint

The asparagus and morels served over toasted baguette was gone too fast to photograph it! Just caught Carole enjoying the last of the creamy shallot sauce.

The main entree: a handmade beet ravioli garnished with mint and browned butter... it was amazing.

Alex, Cathy and John enjoying the wine and conversation

Olaiya spies the table from the kitchen... John B, Carole and Andres; and the backs of Cathy and Alex.

O was plating the dessert, a cherry frangipane tart, served with homemade creme fraiche ice-cream.

With the wine flowing, we stayed up laughing and talking late into the evening


Went home fat and happy said...

"I think that was the best desert I've ever had" - Alex

The food was amazing.

Thanks to Olaiya and John for putting this together and uniting us for a good cause.

Anonymous said...

No, I am sure that was the best desert I ever had! And the morrel's were dang good too! thanks so much!

Laura from work said...

Good for you all. Good food and a good cause. :)

Anonymous said...

Cause, Cuisine, Company: magnifique!!


Anonymous said...

This first full belly dinner project was an amazing success! The dinner and company was wonderful! It was a delicious and succulent dinner! I'm very proud of you guys and honnored to have been part of the first dinner!

Carole (with an e ;))

John said...

Oops! I've restored your missing "E" Carole. Sorry!