It was our turn to host our monthly wine club last weekend. Truth be told, as much as we maintain the pretense of caring about wine, it's really become more of a dinner club where we just happen to get drunk. The focus is 100% on the food. We normally pick a region, country, or cuisine style as a theme, but this time I got a little more conceptual. Inspired by a book Sam gave me (specifically this one), the theme for each course was a color. With so much fresh summer produce right now, it didn't seem like too much of a challenge. Plus it finally gave me a chance to buy the purple cauliflower I've always been curious about.
It seems fitting that I include some photos of our escapades:
|Orange: pimento cheese dip and monkey gland cocktails to start|
|Green: salad with greens avocado, shaved asparagus, and cucumber|
|Purple: Blue corn tacos with chorizo, purple vegetables, and a purple potato based salsa. Yellow: corn salad|
|Most of our colorful menu was all natural colors, but we certainly weren't going to say no to these rainbow cupcakes|
|As a bonus, here's the purple vegetables before roasting. Aren't the beautiful?|