At times, I view lunch as little more than an inconvenience; a mere speed bump to midday productivity. However, in the South lunch is not just a meal it’s an event. Fashions, menus, even particular months are dedicated to these treasured afternoon hours when ladies partake in light foods, a bit of gossip, and perhaps some wine. This week, I have planned the ultimate midday meal: the luncheon. Friends will don their pearls and tote their wine as we become the ladies who lunch of the high-society-blogosphere. Our menu:
Grilled Pear Salad with Gorgonzola Cheese
Onion and Shallot Muffins with Venison Summer Sausage
Fragrant Carrot Soup
Marbled Raspberry Cheesecake
Perhaps this will be a more tame event...or perhaps not, Southern Belles tend to ring the loudest!