I have the best friends. So grateful. Several weeks ago my friend Chris Damcke said we should have a potluck dinner party and invite everyone to cook and bring something from Toro Bravo: Stories. Recipes. No Bull. I said that was a great idea and then pretty much left it at that because I felt too busy to organize it.
A couple weeks ago I got a call from my friend Loly inviting me to it at her place! She and Chris made it happen. Sooooo last weekend thirteen of us gathered at Loly's with all sorts of tasty treats cooked from the book. We filled her kitchen, dinner table and our bellies with all sorts of deliciousness from Toro Bravo. It was so great that we decided to do it again next month -- this time at Tom's house. We've also decided to have these parties until we cook through the entire book.
I've never done this with any cookbook before but I hope to do more in the future. So fun! And I'm very proud to say that no one had any problems with any of the recipes -- not a one. It was all so good and so fun.
Here's the menu from our first Toro Bravo cookbook party followed by photos from it. I can't recommend this sort of dinner party enough. Leave any questions about it in the comments below and please, please let me know if you've done something similar yourself. I'd love to hear about it. Eat, drink and be merry!
Toro Bravo: Stories. Recipes. No Bull. dinner party menu
Radicchio Salad Potato Salad Salt Cod Fritters Chili Shrimp a la Plancha Boquerones with Toasted Bread and Piperade Seared Cauliflower with Salsa Verde Coppa Steak with Salbitxada Harissa-Stewed Butternut Squash Pepino cocktail Red Sangria Panna Cotta with wine poached pears and Campari blood orange topping
If you decide to host a dinner party like this please, please let me know and send me photos! I'll post them here. So fun. Eat, drink and be merry AND hairy!