We had a wonderful dinner party this past weekend. After watching Giada’s Progressive Dinner, I thought it would be such a fun thing to do! A three course meal at three different houses – it was a perfect event to do with our close friends who live minutes away.
It was bound to be an interesting evening since we weren’t coordinating our menus.
We started with appetizers and cocktails at our house. Hubby was in charge of the cocktail and came up with an orange / nectarine mojito. With all the citrus and the mint, the drink was delicious and so fresh.
It was hard to decide on just one appetizer so I made a few. Rosemary almonds were placed on the table for people to munch on. It was nice to see that these were a big hit.
Since I had just had my lesson in making butternut squash ravioli, I definitely had to make a batch. Everyone was served one big ravioli with a serving of greens.
The idea of the progressive dinner came shortly before we visited Kayne‘s a few months ago. I knew after tasting their brie, I had to have something similar. I didn’t want to fry anything so I baked some panko breaded brie which was served on top of red pepper jelly.
The final appy was a shrimp dish. Sauteed shrimp in a red pepper cream sauce served with baguette. It’s a dish that I had at a restaurant recently and I was happy to find the recipe online.
We hopped into our cars and drove a few minutes to the next house for dinner. S and P had made an amazing thai dinner with both green curry and a spicy red curry. This was served with rice and was enjoyed by all, even the kiddies.
We then headed around the corner to S and G’s house where we indulged in two desserts. Molten lava cake served with ice cream was the chocolate contribution of the night. The other dessert was a concoction prepared by S with lemon pound cake, custard and strawberries – delicious!
It was a fun evening and a nice way for everyone to contribute without doing a potluck. Looking forward to many more of these dinners!