Friday, October 11, 2013

dinner @Tate's / september 2013

It just occurred to me that I have not shared the September dinner@Tate's event.....oops.....
And since the October table is already full I figured I would get the photos up here real quick and then try to share some recipes. Good idea?

We started with a warm artichoke bread done with artichoke hearts, two kinds of cheese and fresh herbs.
My husband would like for me to make this bread every day! (

Followed by these little stuffed mushrooms filled with Boursin then topped with crisped Prosciutto and Chives.

I then served a seafood soup filled with cod and mussels and homemade croutons.

Next up was a main course of what my family calls "Special Mash". This is buttery mashed potatoes with artichoke hearts, fresh herbs and Parmesan cheese. This pile of goodness was served alongside slices of a spiced, grilled tri-tip.

I think there was a salad somewhere in here as well...hmmm......

This next photo was a gift to ME!
No reason for it being in this presentation other than I love beer! It was good! No - I don't remember what was in this bottle! Yes - it is empty!

Lastly, dessert. Of course.
Homemade fresh Mint and Chocolate thread ice cream.

Served with everybody's favorite - bittersweet chocolate Beignets!
Might I add...that chocolate that has oozed out and gotten all crispy and almost burnt tasting is the BEST part of this tray.

I also made these - quiet little unassuming shortbread cookies with Lays POTATO CHIPS! 
Holy Hell I love these.

Okay.....I think that was it! 
Fall/Winter menu is officially upon us.
And yes - everyone tells me they need to roll out the front door then go sit in their cars for a bit before driving home.
That's a good thing right?

Looking forward to seeing you all at our table.


  1. Oh, hun...I need to know how to make that bread up there. By next Friday! :) And, yes, I agree with the post dinner rollout. Well worth the larger waist band, my friend! You spoil every single one of us whom attend these GREAT dinners!!!!