Tonight- let’s do dinner

Today is quite a special day at school. Our team of six students will treat family, other classmates, administration and our Chef Instructor to a multi-course dinner.

We’ve developed our menu start to finish from scratch, created and tested our own recipes, planned plating designs, and sourced the freshest and most local ingredients possible to create an Italian feast for our guests!

My side job was coordinating table decoration, menus, and a welcoming place setting… which is half the fun! Enjoy perusing our menu and mission, and a full photo account will definitely follow soon. If it were up to me, I’d set a place for each of you… buon appetito!

26 April 2012

  • Apertivo: sparkling kumquat soda
  • Antipasto: white bean crostini with orange arugula salad
  • Primo: hand shaped potato gnocchi in roasted garlic and bleu cheese creme with baby spinach and crisp leeks
  • Pane: ciabatta
  • Secondo: lemon herb roast quail
  • Contorno: fungi and oven-roasted tomato polenta with sautéed rapini
  • Dolce: traditional tiramisu
  • Digestivo: house limonata
  • Caffe: espresso with cubed sugar

Our Mission

We are excited to share a menu with you today based on a rustic Italian family style meal. Our hope is that you will relax and enjoy being part of our big family for the evening. Italians have truly mastered the art of using fresh, local and seasonal meats and produce to create simple, ingredient-forward cuisine. There is beauty in simplicity executed with mastery, and that’s our goal today.

From hand shaped potato gnocchi and kumquats candied for three weeks, to carefully marinated quail and mascarpone made from a local dairy’s milk and cream, we have attended to every detail to make your meal and your evening absolutely wonderful. So meet the rest of your “family” for the night, enjoy the beauty of Boulder and…

…buon appetito! 


25 thoughts on “Tonight- let’s do dinner

    • Unfortunately my parents couldn’t make the trip for dinner tonight, but I should have tried to sneak you two in instead. You guys are just too darn young to count 🙂 I’m heading into school now but am looking forward to a little blog catch up time tonight… I have missed a few of your (and many others’) post the past couple days- but tonight I get to enjoy 🙂

  1. At first I thought this was just a typical Thursday night endeavor for you and I felt like such an underachiever! I am so relieved. It looks like a fabulous dinner. Thanks for sharing!

    • That’s the funnies comment ever… I truly just laughed aloud 😀 You are definitely not an underachiever, and I sure don’t do this everyday! It actually went so well and was incredible fun. Thanks for stopping by!

    • You are so sweet, giaff! The little basils turned out to be fun, and hopefully some guests that don’t normally grow things might be inspired now to do so- my little ulterior motive 🙂 Pics on the way soon definitely- I want you all to be able to ‘eat’ with me 🙂

    • Karista, ‘shear gastronomic perfection’ would be the finest compliment ever! The guests did seem to truly enjoy both the dinner and the experience, and I wish I could have set a place for you, and the husband 🙂

  2. Deb, You are blooming into the Incredible Chef category quickly! I love your blogs, and yes, I would hope to be invited to indulge…for now it is just virtual, and …. very enjoyable! Thanks

    • Thank you so much, L 🙂 We should have had you come visit yesterday instead! Truly, your comments mean so much, and I’m so happy you’re enjoying the blog. Thank you for following along!

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