Four Course Dinner

On Friday, my friend (and newly fellow blogger!) Claire and I had a date. The plan? A four course dinner!

Go big or go home, right?

Claire, because she’s awesome, had it all planned out. Some of the courses were to be prepared and made that night, and some of them were done already.

Course #1: Antipasto

(hot or cold appetizers)

Caprese Salad

(tomato, mozzarella, basil, extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper)

Oh, and here’s the lovely hostess, preparing the course:

My first taste:

Course #2: Primo

(first course, usually a hot dish)

Minestrone Soup

Claire made it the night before, using this recipe

I loved that this course was light, but filling enough to tide us over while we prepared the next course from scratch.

Course #3: Secondo & Contorno

(main dish, usually fish or meat; and side dish, usually a vegetable)


Pork Tenderloin in a Balsamic Cream Sauce

and Contorno

Asian Sesame Glazed Brussels Sprouts

The recipe for the brussels sprouts came from Emily at The Daily Garnish!

Isn’t that fun? It was so cool that Claire had come across Emily‘s blog as a result of reading mine.


Course #4: Fromaggio e Frutta

(literally cheese and fruit)

Strawberries & Goat Cheese

I really loved this combination, but was also on flavor overload by the time I’d had about three strawberry halves. Though we kept our portions small, four courses is still a lot of food!

I had such  a good time and enjoyed every morsel of food that went into my mouth.

I love combining good food with good company!



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4 responses to “Four Course Dinner

  1. The caprese salad looks tasty! Yum!

  2. Strawberries and goat cheese are two of my favorite foods! I would be all up on that!

  3. wow! what a feast! i love the sprouts and goats cheese and berries? wow.. interesting combo!

  4. What a fun dinner and so many tasting looking dishes! I now want some cheese……

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