It's been my usual crazy weekend, but in the end everything worked out well. After a very exciting Thursday evening that started at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and ended at The Park for drinks. The crowd was older than the usual nightclub bunch, but younger than the usual art gallery bunch. The men were uniformly well-dressed and intelligent and fun to chat with. The women were more stand-offish, we weren't sure why, but we had a good time anyway.
to Asian inspired Washi
There were some great cheeses on those boards - the Purple Haze from Cypress Grove (goat cheese with lavender and fennel pollen) was a particular hit.
My decision to move my dining room into the living room and turn the dining area into a second living room has turned out to be a stroke of genius - instead of cluttering my kitchen, my guests instead gathered around the appetizers and the cooks still got to be part of the conversation.
Of course, a couple of my guests couldn't resist the lure of the hammer, nails and art awaiting a place on the wall...
(Not that I'm complaining. And next Sunday is apparently going to include a cherry blossom photo safari, a viewing of "Enchanted" and the hanging of even more of my artwork. All for the price of a dinner.)
Here's the spread - roasted ham and chicken, both with an herb rub (rosemary, oregano, thyme, garlic, lemon, salt and pepper,) roasted asparagus with saffron shallot butter, a squash and tomato tart, and a quinoa salad. Most of the food was eaten, but there is a little leftover for lunches, which is a good thing.
Dessert was a lamb cake brought by some of my guests
It came to a sorry end, but I won't show you pictures. Tasted great though!
Tomorrow, or soon thereafter I will prove to you that I still knit. Even if it is just on the train.