“Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.” – Albert Einstein

I wish I could, but no, I am feeding just about a hundred. My time is taken up with cooking a 5-course dinner for 100 of my closest friends this weekend. I know that catering seems too close to work for a real hobby, but to say I enjoy cooking may be an understatement along the lines of “the Pope is Catholic” or “Robbin loves to knit.” And with a certain level of vanity – I am actually not bad at it. I am not about to open a cafe anytime soon (did I mention I don’t actually like to work on weekends or evenings?), but by and large the number of culinary disasters has been minor.

Anyway, here is the menu:

First Remove – the Warm Up:

Cheese and Sausage Stuffed Bread
Butter

Second Remove – the First Main Course:

Greek Rosemary Grilled Chicken
Spiced Couscous with Pine Nuts and Raisins
Stuffed Grape Leaves

Third Remove – Intermezzo:

Green Salad with Red Onions and Vinagrette
Feta Cheese and Olives
Crisps

Fourth Remove – Second Main Course:

Peppercorn Roast Pork Loin
Honeyed Spice Baby Carrots

Fifth Remove – the Cooldown:

Lime Ices garnished with Mint

And all this – for under $5 a person.

Bon Apetit!

April 14th, 2010 at 11:03 am