Monday, December 14, 2009

Tallahassee Cooking Club, December 2009

We enjoyed hosting Cooking Club for the month of December. What a wonderful time of year to be able to host friends and enjoy a wonderful meal together. We were really hoping to entertain outside on our patio. However, the weather was too cold for our guests to be comfortable.
This month our dinner theme was Colombian. Colombian food is best described as a blend of European, with aspects of African and indigenous cuisine.
Join me, on a photo journey of a wonderful evening together discovering the cuisine of Colombia.



Appetizers of smoked chorizo and pesto





A seafood ceviche with scallops, shrimp, avocado, red onion, cilantro, orange, radish and cilantro.



A stuffed beef roll (Carne o Posta Rellena) served with roasted sweet potatoes and cassava
www.mycolombianrecipes.com


A side dish of sauteed asparagus with a hazelnut sauce that included garlic, olive oil vinegar and parsley. Served with lemon wedges and toasted rounds.



A meal being enjoyed by everyone!



For dessert- Dulce de leche and coconut with additional whipped cream and caramel
www.mycolombianrecipes.com



January's theme will be focused on New England.

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46 comments:

Claudia said...

Oh that ceviche! The stuffed beef rolls.The duchess duleche - oh my - salivating.

Sarah said...

What a lovely dinner party!

Vickie's Michigan Garden (my backyard) said...

Velva,
That looks all so good and what a perfect presentation too. What fun.
vickie

Rebecca said...

YUM! That looks like quite the spread!

3 hungry tummies said...

Looks like a great party you have there. Delicious looking food too!

Chef E said...

Oh how fun! Time for another party at my house! How cute are those turtles around the table!

lakeviewer said...

Yummmmm!
We lived in Tallahassee years ago, when there was only one Chinese place that served great food. Most of what we cooked came from Publix. I missed pizza; but learned to make gumbo and fried chicken.

We used to go to Apalachicola for oysters. Lovely.

Fresh Local and Best said...

Everything looks so delightful! What a great congregation of good people and good food!

love lives in the kitchen said...

oh what a lovely initiative your cooking club! i would love to be a member!
all the meals look so lovely! wish you a very sweet day, justyna

All Our Fingers in the Pie said...

I miss being in a dinner club. Looks like a lot of fun with good food.

Barbara said...

The meal looks wonderful, Velva, but the dessert stopped me in my tracks! Love dulce de leche anything!

Erica said...

Velva,
Thank you so much for the awesome support!!!!I really appreciate it! What a great party. All that food looks delicious.

Erica

George Gaston said...

Velva, what a wonderful way to spend time with friends. The cuisine theme is a marvelous idea to explore the world of different foods, also. Thanks for letting us come along with your photographs. It all looks so festive and delicious.

TKW said...

I am so jealous of your kick-ass cooking club! It looks like such fun.

Sage said...

What great pictures. Everything sounds and looks so good.Love experiencing food from other corners; enjoy!Use to be part of one a Cooking clu; what fun!

my boyfriend cooks for me said...

Looks like a fabulous meal!

A Year on the Grill said...

now I want to live in your neighborhood

blessedmama said...

Hi, Velva, Thanks for coming to my blog. I can't really comment on this post's dishes, but I can say that I like the stew you posted on the one directly below. That looks delicious! :)

Lea Ann said...

Beautiful party, loved looking at all those fabulous photos.

teresa said...

fantastic party!

Annalisa said...

Wonderful dinner!!Wish I could do something like that,you all look so happy!
Love the dishes- especially the seafood ceviche!
Annalisa

Ozoz said...

Fantastic....to get together and EAT with other foodies....lovely spread, as usual

Chow and Chatter said...

this is so so cool Erica will be thrilled

La Table De Nana said...

That looks like a fabulous evening!!The food..the people..Thank you for stopping by I am glad I did too:)

Alessandra said...

Thank you for visiting my blog Velva, and nice to visit you here too. You seem like a real Foodie with the capital F!!!

ciao
Alessandra

Mimi said...

Velva,
Great meal. Your cooking club sounds like such fun.
Mimi

Katy ~ said...

A wonderful feast indeed! I love to see people who love and enjoy food get together and share. Your cooking club sounds like so much fun. Love seeing recipes for Colombian food. It's a new cuisine to me.

Debbie said...

All of that food looks so delicious. I would love the beef roll and sweet potatoes...and of course I'd have the dessert first!!!!

figtree said...

Wow what a great meal..I wish I lived closer :)

Joanne said...

I love so much that you have this cooking club. It sounds super fun! I need to mass up the number of foodie friends that I have so that I can do something like this. I love that beef roll and the pesto is such a gorgeous green. And dulce de leche rocks my world. Seriously.

Foodie with Little Thyme! said...

Where to begin?? I'm jealous every time you post about your cooking club. I love all the little turtles! Too cute for a table! And the food...well speechless!

My Little Space said...

This is such an amazing mini function! I missed this kind of gathering so much. I got to tell you that I'm all into the dessert...hmm.mm..

comfycook said...

Each dish is better than the one before. What a beautiful meal.

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Cate O'Malley said...

Everything looks so good!

Lyndsey said...

What a wonderful gathering, looks fantastic! But you had me at Dulce de leche and coconut with additional whipped cream and caramel! I want some!

Proud Italian Cook said...

Hello Velva, I love your name! All that Columbian food looks so good. Nice blog you have here.

5 Star Foodie said...

What an incredible feast here, everything looks superb!

lostpastremembered said...

I think a cooking club is a wonderful idea and with so many amazing cooks (and that leather table!) how perfect! It looks amazing. Shout out to "ginger" cooks everywhere!

Kathy said...

Delicious, your friends are so lucky, I am drooling lol, Kathy.

Mari @ Once Upon a Plate said...

Velva, what a fabulous foodie celebration of Columbian cuisine. I would LOVE this!

I'm so happy you shared it, you are such a great inspiration. Thank you!

Natashya Kitchen Puppies said...

What fun! I wish I lived closer!

www.dhaleb.com said...

Wow! I am so hungry all of a sudden...

You had me at chorizo and pesto.

Chey can cook! (and more) said...

Oh how I wish I was there! And beautiful place settings too! I'll have to check into cooking clubs around where I am!

prashant said...

Looks like a great party you have there. Delicious looking food too!

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powderate said...

I've always wondered about Columbia's cuisine .. and the table setting, gorgeous and inviting, I wanted to sit right down. The vintage green bowl with white daisies caught my eye too, as I have a few of these.
Nicely done!

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