Well I was really into dinner parties for like..umm..a month. Then I felt like this:
Good for: Dinner for two or a small group. I went with three great friends from elementary
What’d ya get? Started with the Gin-ivieve cocktail. It had honey gin, lemon and sugar. The table split pimiento cheese and raw vegetables, hushpuppies, deviled eggs, hanger steak, jalapeno grits and salad
Was it good? The food was good, but pricey
Good for: A romantic date. I went with one of my best friends, but I felt like I should’ve been drinking wine with my right hand, holding someone’s hand with my left and discussing our future.
What’d ya get? Fettuccine del Quartino: Fettuccine w/avocado & tomatoes + mojito.
Was it good? The food tasted healthy in a good way. Not huge portions, but fresh and tasty. A little heavy on the avocado (yes there’s such thing)
Good for: Happy hour, fun dinner with friends-wine on tap!
What’d ya get? The Rucola Pizza tastes like heaven. One of my favorites in the city (sorry Artichoke lovas) It has tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, parmigiano, arugula & lemon dressing. The lemon dressing is everything. Also, the brussels sprouts!
Was it good? This is one of my favorite places. Kind of like The Smith-no surprises, just standard good food
Good for: A good ol’ southern craving for any occasion (I wouldn’t suggest big groups)
What’d ya get: Half bucket of fried chicken, seed sea salt biscuits, grits and rose to drink!
Was it good? I came home and went straight to bed. Yes–you can take the girl out the south, but…
“Eating is so intimate. It’s very sensual. When you invite someone to sit at your table and you want to cook for them, you’re inviting a person into your life.” – Maya Angelou
I had my first dinner party in NYC last night. It was my first mainly because my old apartment only had room for one chair. Also the last time I went to a dinner party we played Never Have I Ever and it blew up in flames. Why we played a drinking game over pasta I’ll never know, but please don’t do that. Don’t ever, ever do that. Now when I say party I mean there were three guests. Hey, its New York after all! Every month I am going to invite three friends over for dinner. I hope you’ll join me soon.
Who: Jordan, Matt and Carmelle
What: Mexican Fiesta
When: January 15th
Where: My table
Conversation: Carmelle talked about a commercial she was helping with at work, the G train in Brooklyn and being vegan. Jordan talked about relationships, guacamole and the spotty internet connections. I talked about dinner plates, not knowing a G train existed and John Legend. Matt liked the lemonade and did a whole lot of listening. Thanks Matt.