Wednesday, May 27, 2009

River City Supper Club Strikes Again

Saturday was another installment of the River City Supper Club and Joel and I hosted. We decided to do Tapas. We lucked out and it was a great evening to eat outdoors which always makes me happy.


Serrano ham, Rosy Goat, Olives


Quince paste crackers with bacon and goat cheese, Paella Croquets, Ceviche, Tuna Empanadas with goat cheese and capers, Stuffed Anaheim’s, Pinchitos Morunos (small spicy Moorish kebabs), Ensaladilla Rusa (Spanish potato salad).


Pan de Calatrava

For the most part everything came out well. The nice thing is we were able to make most things either the day before or before everyone got there then put in the oven to keep warm. This allowed us to actually enjoy our guests. Sadly, neither I nor Joel thought to cover the Kebabs and since they were the last course, they were a bit dried out by then. The flavor was still okay… but a little more jerky that succulent! Oh well, a lessoned learned.

It was another evening with lost time. We had messy kitchen as clear evidence that a good time was had by all. Oddly I love a messy kitchen at the end of a great evening… it gives me time to clean it and digest the evening. Saturday, however it was about 1 a.m. and the kids would be up in 5 you think we cleaned it up before bed??

Nahhh, this would wait until morning. There would be plenty of time to relive the evning tomorrow!

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veron said...

Everything sounds delicious! I love dishes that can be made ahead of time since as you said you can enjoy your guests instead of running around in the kitchen.

Chef E said...

Nothing like a sink full of dishes, lol, oh nothing to laugh at either!

I will take that bowl of olives I noticed on the table, and a bottle of Grand Marnier :) Sounds like a good meal to me...

pjpink said...

A good time was indeed had by all!!!

Kristen said...

Can I come next time? :o) Looks wonderful!

Reeni♥ said...

What delicious food and a pretty setting!

Ricardo said...

What a fantastic easy and delicious meal, yeah all good as Chef E points out especially the Grand Marnier, good display too. :) xx

Cate said...

looks so good-the quince paste/goat cheese/bacon combo is making me drool (how was that?)

and, for some reason, i cannot find an email address for you. i'm wondering if you'd like to guest blog for me next month at tribeca yummy mummy???? i know that you don't let those kids into the kitchen often, but....pretty please?

(i haven't forgotten about your's just taken me a very long time to have even the sparest moment over here.)

the ungourmet said...

Your table setting is so lovely. What a tranquil setting! The menu sounds very gourmet!

Thanks for stopping by my blog! :0)

Ginger said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing this party idea. AWESOME.

Julia said...

Can I be your friend too? That looked/sounded great.

I like your blog and your other recipe site. I will have to look through it more to see what I am capable of making.

Chris said...

ha ha, glad we're not the only ones to "let them sit until tomorrow" :)

Looks like a great spread. How come you didn't invite the rest of us? Sheesh...... ;)