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(picture and recipe from tasteofhome.com)
I found a neat cookbook at the thrift shop (where nearly all my cookbooks find their way to me) This one was Better Homes and Gardens Test Kitchen Favorites. It is fun to see what was popular in each decade starting when the magazine was first published in the 1930's. As I was flipping through, a few things caught my eye. Two of those recipes are included in this Chef's Table Dinner.
We start with a salad from 1939: Citrus and Avocado Salad. I was surprised that avocados were a thing back then. Maybe they were deemed exotic, or maybe the recipe was submitted by someone living in California. Anyway, it is a beautiful and refreshing start to an elegant meal.
The main course comes from the 1980's which saw a resurgence of dinner parties and gourmet cooking. This recipe takes this traditional French stew up a notch by switching the red wine for white and nestling the resulting creamy chicken and mushrooms into a lasagna noodle rosette.
A simple steamed and buttered zucchini and yellow squash medley will be served alongside and a shortbread lemon tart from tasteofhome.com looks lovely for dessert.
Citrus Avocado Salad
Coq Au Vin Rosettes
Steamed Buttered Summer Squash
Shortbread Lemon Tart
Coffee, Tea, Sparkling Water are included in the $20 per person.
You may bring your own beer or wine
Call (804) 892-7588 to reserve your seat at the Chef's Table