I love having friends over for dinner. There’s something very satisfying about working in the kitchen cooking food to share with loved ones. I get almost as much satisfaction from the preparation as I do from the time around the table together. In a perfect world I would have a small dinner party every Saturday evening, but no matter what jobs I’ve had, I never have had Saturdays off. That makes it difficult to entertain-I just don’t have enough time to get it all together by the time I arrive home and in all honesty, I would be really happy to have someone cooking for me at the end of my work week.
Taking a cue from the fabulous “Lucques” restaurant in Los Angeles, I’ve started doing Sunday Suppers. Some years back the chef/owner, Suzanne Goin, started doing prix-fix dinners on Sunday evenings featuring what I would call seasonal comfort food. Even though it’s a work day on Monday for most of my guests, I haven’t had anyone say that they couldn’t come. I start the evening early and try to keep the menu fairly simple.
Prosciutto and Gruyere Mini Panini Bites on Brioche
Classic “Italian American” Lasagna
Arugula Endive Salad
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