The big New Year’s Eve party; I have never been a fan. I think the holiday is for amateurs; people who need an excuse to act crazy and kiss random people, and don’t even get me started on this idea that life drastically changes at midnight. My list of New Year’s gripes could go on forever; long lines for the leu, cheap champagne, bad service, and really bad food.
Now, the New Year’s house party I quite like; an excuse to wear the little black dress, no gifts to exchange, and it’s perfectly acceptable to wear a feathered party hat. Over the years, I’ve enjoyed New Year’s Eve as a way to celebrate the end the holiday season and get back to real life. So, as we jump into 2010, Just Bring Wine has joined forces with a fellow foodie to bring more people good food, and of course, enjoy more good wine. A different location, a different guest list, the same philosophy. I guess you could say, we’ve gone Against The Grain. www.againstthegrainco.com
Smoked Turkey and Brie Quesadilla with Apricot Preserves
Fresh Corn Chips
Smoked Salmon Spread with Cucumber and Capers
Smoked Trout with Endives and Celery
Chilled Shrimp Cocktail with Three Sauces
Fresh Herb Deviled Eggs
Sweet Onion Dip with Chips
Goat Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms
Sinful Chocolate Cheesecake
White and Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies
And for after the ball drops....
Black Eyed Pea Soup
(for good luck)
Spicy Collard Greens
(because the spicier the New Year’s Day collard greens
the spicier your bedroom in 2010)
A new venue to enjoy and the largest guest list ever (last count was around 70). I’ll see you next year!