St. Patrick’s Day Rewind

19 Mar

I had a terrific St. Patrick’s Day dinner on Saturday. It was a special event that had been purchased at auction, and Esposita and I were fortunate guests at the home of our friend who purchased the dinner. The cooks were simply wonderful…and as is often the case in dinners like this, I ate too much.

Here are the culinary highlights…

1. On the appetizer side, I loved their roasted cashews in rosemary, olive oil, and salt. OMG! It rocked the house for me. I was addicted and just kept feeling my hand dipping back in the bowl. I will be making my own version soon!

2. Dinner was out of bounds. The lamb soup and sweet potatoes were great, but my favorite was roast beef with a horseradish/brown sugar glaze. I really dig horseradish and this glaze rocked the beef.

3. Dessert. I like small but powerful desserts to top off a fantastic meal. This dessert was superb – cream brulee. It was just the right texture and hardness on the top. A perfect way to end dinner.

However, as is the case with most large dinner parties, as good as the food was, there was a bigger star. Breaking bread together with friends – both old and new – make the event. Stories, laughter, and smiles make a dinner memorable. Great food just add to it. A terrific way to add life to your meals is to every once in a while to have a dinner party of about 10. Bring in a variety of interesting people who may not know each other. Make good food and it all of a sudden turns great. It doesn’t have to be catered to have fun. Enjoy food and friends early and often. You will always be left satisfied…

Eat well,


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2 Responses to “St. Patrick’s Day Rewind”

  1. Denise Malloy March 19, 2012 at 3:33 am #

    Dan…this is a great blog..I especially identify with your last paragraph…bringing people together…it makes me happy…outstanding dinner too..totally agree with all your comments..looks like we hit the pot o gold for a awesome St. Pats Day!

    • danweedin March 19, 2012 at 4:04 am #

      Thanks, Denise. We had a terrific time. Food and friends were all great. Thanks for inviting us!

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