Dinner Party Cooking Lesson


Had SO much fun last night doing a dinner party cooking lesson with some friends. The whole group decided on the menu and the hostess bought all the ingredients. The rest of us brought wine, cutting boards and knives. I talked the group through the steps to make each dish and then we shared a beautiful meal together. A prefect summer evening, this what I always hoped my 30’s would be like.

a well set table

nectarine, heirloom tomato, prosciutto and burrata salad artfully arranged by Ian


and the spinach risotto stirred with lots of love.



Here is the whole menu:


Nectarine, prosciutto and tomato salad with burrata cheese and mint

Grilled Steak and arugula salad with pine nuts, Parmesan and lemon vinaigrette

Fresh Spinach-Pesto Risotto

Affogato- vanilla gelato topped with hot espresso

Hope you have a chance to gather your friends and do something similar before summer slips away into a busy fall.


2 Comments on Dinner Party Cooking Lesson

  1. Eve
    August 3, 2012 at 6:41 pm (10 years ago)

    I love this idea! I just may get some friends together and do this! Love your husbands apron 🙂

  2. Vanessa
    August 5, 2012 at 1:22 pm (10 years ago)

    Lydia, this is great! I love the dinner party menu. So helpful! am always looking for new ideas. The salad looks delicious.

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