This was our first cocktail party hosted in the new house (and my first cocktail party not imbibing). By all accounts it was a success. There were 16 people in total, including us and Edward, so the kitchen/dining area was a little crowded. We started serving the first course just after 5:00PM and dessert was being cleaned up at around midnight. Everyone seemed to really enjoy the food, drinks and conversations.
Course 1 – Terrine of Smoked Salmon; Cocktail 1 – The Aviation
Course 2 – Scotch Eggs & Pumpkin Sage Scone; Cocktail 2 – Jimmy Roosevelt
Course 3 – Roasted Vegetable Cream; Cocktail 3 – Eden Park
Course 4 – Canard with Port Cream Reduction; Cocktail 4 – Smoked Orange Manhattan
Course 5 – Citrus Shrimp Tartine; Cocktail 5 – East Village Athletic Club
Course 6 – Gnocchi with Sweet Potato Sauce; Cocktail 6 – The Holy Hand Grenade
Course 7 – Roasted Rack of Lamb with Pistachio Saffron Polenta; Cocktail 7 – Little Bit Country
Course 8 – Brown Butter Banana Cake with Salted Dark Chocolate Ganache; Cocktail 8 – Proper Irish Coffee
A big Thank You to Joe Deo for taking all of the pictures!