July 14, 2010

Lobster Dinner

Nothing quite screams 'Summer Dinner' like a good old fashioned Maine lobster boil. Granted I've never been to Maine, this weekend's dinner took me on a fantasy getaway to the shore. Amy's table featured seaside touches and magical lighting that felt like fireflies were keeping the table aglow. For the details on our lobster bibs (complete with lobster trivia!), click here to see Amy's DIY on design sponge! This decadent meal was the perfect entertaining equation: luxurious ingredients plus messy, hands-on eating equals a raucous, casual al fresco summer evening.
The Menu

passed

blt stuffed cherry tomatoes

crostini with pluot jam, goat's cheese and mint

prosciutto wrapped asparagus

grilled oysters with cucumber mignonette

first

green salad
fennel, honeydew melon, green zebra tomato, cucumber, arugula, avocado

second

maine lobster
mussels and littleneck clams
corn on the cob, pee wee heirloom potatos, blue lake green beans
drawn herbed butter

final

peach and cherry cobbler
chocolate devil's food cake
sweet rose creamery's vanilla ice cream

4 comments:

joan said...

Annie, that party was beautiful and delicious. I haven't stopped talking about it. Imagine my surprise to find all the great pictures. You are amazing! Joan McNamara

Suzanne B. Webb said...

Hi Annie,

Hanging out w/your mom, lounging at the pool, now admiring your food dishes and mushroom photos. It would be fun to have a big mushroom hunt next spring. If you want to hook up w/real hunters w/guns you know where to find them :)

Love you,
Aunt Suzie

cynthia said...

HI Annie,
Suzie's teaching me how to comment on your blog post, aren't you happy? Very nice comments from Joan. Can't wait to hear this week-ends menu.

Love,
Min

barbarafrancis said...

I want to reproduce this entire setup....Lobster is my favorite food and your presentation is gorgeous.

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