Entertaining is not about perfection; it is about connection.
One of the things I love about my life in Maine is the gathering of friends over shared dinners at home. Always there is the promise of laughter, stimulating conversation, camaraderie to say nothing of good food. As often as not, we share in the preparation of the meal, but on this night our hostess did all the heavy lifting and what a meal we had.
At this couple’s home, one can always expect the meal to be outrageously good, and this was no exception.
The main course was a beautifully presented lobster baked in a beurre blanc sauce. Our host had done the hard work of loosening the tail from its shell so all we had to do was enjoy this mouthwatering delicacy.
As if this were not enough to satisfy any palate, we moved on to dessert which set guests to moaning, not only because it was so good but for what was happening to our collective waistline! Oh, the dessert? Poached pears topped with ice cream and caramel sauce and a melt in your mouth brownie.
After this dinner, we satiated guests just wanted to find our way to an empty bed to spend the night dreaming about the comfort of the evening.
What special times with friends do you most enjoy?
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