The theme was “Mediterranean,” and the evening started with citrus-scented olives, prosciutto & manchego (Julie), bruschetta with soft cheese and marinated cherry tomatoes, and chorizo with romesco sauce (Mary Kay*), accompanied by Prosecco and various drinks made by our bartender for the evening, Josh Chernoff.
We moved on to the buffet feast, which included Greek Meatballs in Yogurt Sauce (Nina); Ottolenghi’s Roast Chicken with Fennel and Clementines (Julie); Vegetable Tagine with Chickpeas and Couscous (Polly); Bourekas with Cheese, Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Pepper (Karen) and Fregola with Roasted Red Onions, Cherry Tomatoes and Herbs (Marsha*).
Dried Fruit and Nut-filled Phyllo Rolls with Chestnut-Honey Ice Cream (Mary) ended the night on a sweet note. Laughter flowed along with some tasty Italian wines from Josh’s cellar. A great time was had by all.