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Dinner Party TONIGHT!: Part 2

We arrived home Sunday afternoon from a fun and busy San Diego weekend, and after dropping Brad off at Palm Springs airport, I went straight back to party planning mode and picked up my butterflied pork roast, fennel, cheese, olives and figs from Bristol Farms. OK, then I took a 45 minute power nap, and began cooking again.

Sunday night:

Babbo breadsticks
another batch of thyme-honey-lemon sorbetto
The taralli are done, 'cause I made them last week!

Monday: I did the bulk of the work yesterday so I won't be tired for the actual dinner!

Trader Joe's shopping
Albertson's shopping
Bake cake layers
Make sformato/defrost pesto
Defrost lasagnas in fridge
Take out all serving pieces/dishes/glasses/silverware/napkins
Polish silver ice cream spoons and espresso spoons for sorbetto
cut melon
make caramel sauce
make caramel buttercream-marscapone frosting
fig reduction sauce
decorate tables
stuff frozen lemon shells with sorbetto
assemble cake


stuff roast
stuff figs
make polents
wrap melon with prosciutto
make salad dressing
prep salad
set tables
cook roast
put out antipasti/taralli/olives
arrange flowers

Wish you were coming! Buon Appetito! I promise to take photos of everything!

Comments (4)


Palma, I love it when you get into organization-mode. It's like poetry in motion! Have a wonderful party.

Wish I were there! I miss Palma's cooking....

WOW, I wish I was coming! Sounds delish!!!


I love that menu! Hope you have a wonderful time!

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