And then people started arriving and we started serving.
First up were these little bites of Phyllo filled with goat cheese, herbs and fresh strawberries.
Confession - these made an appearance because I had leftover cheese mixture from the mushrooms (below) AND, since I was already making a GIANT mess with Phyllo dough (Good God what a mess) I decided I might as well make those cute little cups - and then fill them with stuff. (that all makes sense right?)
Next out went roasted mushrooms served with the same goat cheese concoction garnished with fresh chives.
Carrot soup with curry and coconut milk and the cutest little carrot curls.
Then Plum, Radicchio salad with a lemon mustard vinaigrette
(Is it just me? Every time I use the word vinaigrette I have to google how to spell it? .....sigh.....)
Main course for the evening was good ol' fashioned steak and potatoes.
Flank steak with a spicy Chimichurri sauce and thin slices of red onion.
Steak was served with Roasted potatoes done with cumin, coriander, caraway seeds and cinnamon.
And a little plate of fresh radishes and baby turnips served with more chimichurri sauce.
Finally it is time for dessert!
Lemon meringue Phyllo plates.
These were served with brownie bites (I had a friend attending who demanded something chocolate - I will refrain from naming her here on the world wide web)
And spiced molasses cookies.
Thank YOU to elizabeth d photography for some of the photos above!
Until next time!