The night: A balmy, summer evening...
The event: Dinner with the Wine Gurus...
The food: Bacon, bacon, and more bacon!
Our monthly dinner with the
Evil Ones Wine Gurus was designed around...bacon! Bacon everything!! Bacon drinks, bacon appetizers, bacon entrees, and even bacon dessert!! Bacon - it's the food that never stops being...delicious!! It's unbelievable what you can do with bacon...smoked bacon, Canadian bacon, slab bacon, bacon syrup!!
Our evening started with a Bacon Bourbon Sour! Torani makes a Bacon Syrup for drinks! Combine 1 oz each of bacon syrup, and fresh lemon juice, add 2 oz bourbon, ice, and shake!! It was actually pretty delicious!
Along with our Bacon Bourbon Sours we snacked on some Bacon Tiki Snack Mix! Bacon (of course), peanuts, pineapple - delicious!
Next, we made individual pizzas with apple butter, Canadian bacon, apple slices, sweet onions, and mozzarella cheese. So easy and delicious!
We used slab bacon to make a romaine, bacon, blue cheese skewer - it was the closest we could come to bringing in a vegetable with bacon! Please, we do eat healthy!!
Finally, we grilled bacon wrapped shrimp with a barbecue chipotle sauce - the sauce was "to die for"...smoky, spicy, yummy!!
So, here are the plans for our summer dinners:
July - Julia Child Night - Mastering the Art of French Cooking - mais bien sur!!
August - Nepenthe Dinner. (Nepenthe is a delightful restaurant near Big Sur. It has breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, and a wonderful cookbook!)
Now, I need some ideas for the upcoming months. Here's a few we've been tossing around - deep fry dinner, raw food night...
Help, we need some inspiration! I'd love to hear your ideas for dinner themes!
Thanks for stopping by today!!