Monday, September 10, 2007

How to Throw a Dinner Party and Actually Enjoy It!

Join Melissa Graham for a cooking class at the Lincoln Park Whole Foods, 6:30pm on Thursday, September 20.

We all have this 1950’s inspired fantasy about dinner parties. Our guests arrive, fashionably late, of course, we open the door perfectly coiffed to an immaculate room lit by candles, John Coltrane playing lightly in the background. In reality, the doorbell rings five minutes before the party was to begin, the kitchen’s a mess, your significant other still hasn’t showered and the only music playing is the theme song from the television show that’s just ending.

In this class, “How to Throw a Dinner Party and Actually Enjoy It,” Melissa Graham will show you how to avoid the latter scenario through careful menu selection and a little advance planning. In addition to learning how to cook the specified menu, you’ll also receive valuable tips about pre-party organization. Unfortunately, there’s not much she can do about your recalcitrant significant other.


Butter-Toasted Marcona Almonds with Rosemary
Morrocan-Spiced Corn Soup with Harissa
Parmesan Crusted Veal or Chicken Cutlets with Arugula Salad
Roasted & Marinated Tri-Color Peppers
Individual Raspberry Trifles with White Chocolate Sauce

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