Haute n the Kitchen

Entertaining Inspired by my Travels & Traditions

Come Dine with Me

I responded to a casting call a few weeks ago for a new cooking reality show by BBC America called “Come Dine With Me”.

Hahahahahah! Hahahahahhaha!

Seriously just writing the line above sends me to giggles. I have never in my life “responded to a casting call”. I am so NYC. (Insert more laughter here). Not. This Southern gal was as nervous as a cat in a room full of rocking chairs.

But…it went really well! So, after all the prep work to make the BIG impression I was left with a beautifully dressed table, a clean apartment, a cute outfit, a new manicure and…the perfect components for a dinner party! So I jumped on the phone and VOILA…an inspired table meets inspired eats and made for a wonderful evening with friends.

I give you A Midsummer Nights Dinner!

Dinner by Design

Roasted Tomatoes with Garlic, Basil, Olive Oil nestled up against room temp oozy goodness Buratta Cheese with crunchy crostata. Face first works best 😉

Buono Buratta!

Hand Rolled Pearl Pasta with Chorizo, tomatoe, Moroccan black olives, shrimp, fresh parsley and all tossed in harissa!

Moroccan Inspired Pearl Pasta

Shrimp Pil Pil (lemony goodness) with roasted artichokes drizzled with a warm herb vinegarette.

Awesome Artichoke

Dessert Anyone? How about fresh from the farmers market figs, strawberries and grapes?

Farmers Market Best

Dinner is over but the memories are here to last. A wonderful evening of food and friends at home followed by an impromptu stroll down Smith St and a late night bonding sesh at BGH, even Sula came along! Princess was center of attention as usual! LOL.

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One thought on “Midsummer Night’s Dinner

  1. Anonymous says:

    WOW your mama teach you that stuff! How beautiful!! So are you an actress now?

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