Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Planning a Spring Feast

We're right on the edge of spring turning to summer. Before we get there, make yourself a delicious spring feast.
The Menu
Baked Citrus Les Freres (Crave Brothers and Ventura Orangecello)
A wonderful way to start the celebration is with a glass of bubbles. I suggest Champagne Laurent-Perrier Brut L-P ($39.99), Bellenda Prosecco Brut ($19.99), and Carpene Malvolti Prosecco Brut ($19.99).  
Main Event:
Lobster Risotto (Get Maine Lobster) with Cakebread Chardonnay ($37.00)
Garlic and Herb Lamb Loin Chops (Tri-Lamb Group) with Halter Ranch Côtes de Paso 2010 ($30.00)

Deviled Egg Salad 
Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad
I suggest the Pinot Bianco from Villa Locatelli ($12) or Bodegas Franco Espanolas Rioja Royal White ($10).  These wines are made only in stainless steel which makes them fresh and very fruit forward wines highlighting their minerality.


Savvy Treats Carrot Cake Cupcakes come in minis and regular size. I love the bits of coconut in the cake.
Baked by Yael Carrot Cake Pops are great for a spring party.  People can enjoy there or grab and go for later.

Signature Spring Punch (Thyme, Ventura Limoncello, Half Moon Orchard Gin)

Overall Meal Pairing:

  • You might spring for paper invitations, but if your budget is tighter, try using an evite.
  • Suggest that your guests wear spring colors.
  • Look for a place with outdoor space so you can enjoy the fresh air. If you want to host at home and you live in the city like I do, maybe your building has an outdoor patio that you can reserve.  
  • Fresh Flowers
  • Pastel Colors

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