Whenever I have close friends over for dinner, I ask them what they want me to make them. They are usually shy about it and say, “whatever you want”, but my guests last weekend were anything but shy. They specifically asked me to make them a New England dinner. I guess it’s because they lived in Massachusetts for 5 years and maybe miss it.
So I busted out my lobster plates I have been dying to use and made Lobster Rolls, but I didn’t use hot dog buns obviously, what fun would that be? I made the buttery rolls from scratch and boy did that make a difference.
But wait. Here I am talking about the main event and I haven’t even told you about the cocktails yet.
Then we sat down for the mandatory New England clam chowder and parsley croutons, followed by lobster rolls and fries and we ended it with a lemon tart. If it were summer I would probably have made a blueberry pie, but it is citrus season. So…. you know.
As for the decoration, you can see it was pretty simple. A few flowers here and there. The style of my table is French Provence, so it naturally has a few imperfections that gives it character. I like how it looks without tablecloth and the formal china directly on it.
Here’s the evening’s playlist: