Is there anything better than having a fabulous dinner outside on a summer evening with friends? Nope – especially when it’s a pot-luck style dinner and it’s being hosted elsewhere. Dinner group – I adore you!
Our dinner group has been meeting for many years. We rotate homes or backyards, depending on the weather.
There are 4 couples in our dinner group and everyone loves to cook and eat good food.
The hosting couple sets the menu and assigns appetizers, salad, and dessert. And, everyone brings a drink to share.
Here’s what we enjoyed:
- Appetizers: grilled vegetables with fresh herb oils – we brought these
- Salad: fresh arugula salad with tangy dressing
- Main dish: grilled leg of lamb and potatoes
- Dessert: caramel and macadamia cheesecake from The Ottolenghi cookbook
Yes, I suppose we could go out to dinner but why would we? Good food, good friends, and good drinks in a gorgeous setting – it’s frugal, fancy and fun! Entertaining, enjoying the company of good friends, and sharing in the work of cooking – when can we do this again?
What’s your favorite dish to bring to a pot-luck style dinner party?
Go Gingham related links:
How to organize a dinner group – why not start one? It’s frugal, fancy & fun!
Our dinner group followed Bon Appetit’s menu last fall
The last time we hosted dinner group – in between decorating seasons
Dinner group in spring – well, it felt like winter
Dinner group at Robin and Greg’s pretty house – mid-century style abounds!