An Italian Dinner Party

An Italian Dinner Party

Dan and I entertain best casually at home, with great food, great music and a casual chic atmosphere. Our ideal Saturday evening is cooking some of our favorite dishes from restaurants we love and enjoying the company of a couple of other couples. Here’s our guide! Salute!

The Invitations

Paperless Post /

The Menu

The Cocktail

The Sable Kitchen’s War of the Roses / Pimm’s, Citadelle Gin, Chase Elderflower, mint, fresh lime

Sable Kitchen

The Appetizer

The Mercer Kitchen’s chilled artichoke with mustard mayonnaise, chervil and lemon

The Salad

Garage Bar’s Caesar with fried kale, Parmesan and croutons

The Wine

2009 Colome Estate Malbec


The Pizza

Bar Toma’s Power Pizza with spinach, garlic, mozzarella, pecorino romano, lemon

Power Pizza

Pulino’s Cavolo Nero with black kale, smoked mozzarella, squash and walnut pesto

Pulino's Pizza

The Dessert

Illy espresso / Dean and Deluca chocolate macarons / Talenti gelato in Roman Raspberry

Illy Espresso



Talenti Sorbetto

The Flowers

Flowering cherry blossom branches in clear vases

Cherry Blossoms

The Place Setting

Wedgewood White China / Serena and Lily table lines / Juliska glasses

Wedgewood White

Serena and Lily Napkins

Juliska Glass