We’re eating backwards today. For breakfast, we heated up the BBQ at 8:30 am and started experimenting with some grilled dishes for the party. Another party, you ask? Heck, yeah! This time, it’s for some cool blogger folks that we have come to know through cyberspace, but for most, we have yet to meet face to face, meal to meal and booze to booze! Yes, this is going to be a kick butt party with some wonderful local Southern CA food bloggers (and some out of state too) that we have all come to know and love. Gathering this group together at our place this Saturday is going to be such a blast!
We have one day off, today, so we’re super duper busy and trying to cram as much as we can in one day: cleaning, stuffing things in the closet, under the bed, prepping, shopping & and getting all the preparations for the festivities. For this quick post, we’re keeping giving you a glimpse of the party menu.
Do all you hungry, curious cats want to know what’s being served?
Here are just a few samples to munch on-get ready to drool and wet your keyboard:
Grilled fresh water prawns w/ our secret sauce (the one we still need to create)
Viet Nem Nuong (pork patty) sliders
Grilled fish with TONS of fresh herbs : Sea bass w/rosemary & garlic & Red Snapper w/chives and shallots
Grilled Flatbreads!! You’ll be making your own folks! This is a chicken basil sausage & sweet onion flatbread.
Don’t worry veg-heads, how about an heirloom tomato & marscapone cheese/pesto flatbread? Also, your veggie sliders are going to be shitake mushroom sliders with pineapple & homemade teriyaki sauce! Plus, lots of veggie salads!
With lots of figs left over from dinner with Jen, we’re working on making a fig-balsamic for the awesome cheese plate. Do you like cheese? please say yes!
Todd’s working on a cocktail just for the party that uses this awesome lychee vodka. It’s chillin’ in the freezer for Saturday.
AND….THANK YOU LISA!!!!! Lisa from TheCuttingEdgeofOrdinary really wanted to attend, but couldn’t this time, so what does this SWEETHEART do? She sends us tons of dishes for the party!!! Wow what a total surprise and the dishes are just beautiful! We’ll definitely be using them and you’ll definitely be there in spirit with all of Lisa. AND Dante & Sierra got a homemade batch of Lisa’s peanut butter dog biscuits! How canine cool is that? You are just awesome Lisa and if this means getting a “NON-RSVP” package from you every time you can’t attend, then you’re on every one of our party lists! 😉 But we do hope that they are RSVP’s next time! We love you Lisa, you are a kind and beautiful soul. Thank you dearly.
Sierra’s cute, bubble drools over the PB dog biscuits. YUMMY!!
Dante is just a food slob & not so elegant. But he loves the treats Lisa!
Last but not least….Many of you have asked us about the outcome of last Friday’s catering gig. Thank you so much for asking everyone and we’ll be writing a separate post on that later. Now we gotta go prep some more for the paaaaarty. See y’all on Saturday!