Last Friday was our first gathering. It was so much fun!
Our host provided pasta for 15 people, a little left over pesto, and 2 bottles of red wine.
The guests brought more wine, bread, cheese, mushrooms, spinach, more cheese, swiss chard, roasting garlic and, oh yes, more cheese!
Note: For your event, especially if you are using Facebook for your RSVPs, encourage folks to post what they are thinking to bring. Luckily a blended cheese sauce is great for pasta, but a salad bar party with only greens would probably be less successful.
Lura’s is a ‘four butt’ kitchen, so lead chefs were appointed and the rest of the crew rotated through or stayed in the living room fullfilling the second tenant of Our Community Appetite- quality conversations.
I unfortunately had to leave before the roasted pears were served (with cinnamon and melted cheese, I believe), but before I hugged my way out of the party participants were bubbling with ideas for future gatherings. Success indeed!
Thanks Lura for taking this idea and running with it!