It can be fun to have committee meetings at someone's home instead of at the office, school, or museum. Since I enjoy cooking and entertaining, I'll often offer to host the meeting. I always find a cohesivesness to and camaraderie in sharing a meal - and drinking wine never hurts either! This menu I created as a celebratory dinner for having exceeded a goal ofr raising funds for the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Fashion Council.
3 DAYS BEFORE /Set table. Choose and purchase wine. Prepare playlist.
2 DAYS BEFORE / Food shop (including meat) and buy flowers. Make Arugula Pesto. Make cookies.
1 DAY BEFORE / Make cookies and sorbet. Make Veal Osso Buco. Make sorbet.
DAY OF DINNER / Remove Veal Osso Buco from refrigerator and let stand to bring to room temperature. Cook asparagus and keep in refrigerator until ready to serve.
JUST BEFORE GUESTS
ARRIVE / Assemble asparagus course and put out at place settings. Reheat Veal Osso Buco and make polenta or risotto.
WINE / 2015 Elk Cove
(Willamette Valley, Oregon)
Veal Osso Buco
WINE / 2013 Jankara
Vermentino di Gallura
WINE / 2010 Castello di Ama
Don’t Stop the Music Rihanna / The Very Thought of You Nellie McKay /
Gonna Get Along Without You Now She & Him / Get Your Money Up
Keri Hilson, Keyshia Cole, and Trina / Your Love Nicki Minaj / The Sweetest
Taboo Sade / Enough Love Duffy / Video Games Lana Del Rey / High
on a Mountain Loretta Lynn / Diamonds Rihanna / Bird Set Free Sia /
Ex’s & Oh’s Elle King / Better When I’m Dancin’ Meghan Trainor /
No Regrets Cecile McLorin Salvant and the Jean-Francois Bonnel Paris
Quintet / You Mean the World to Me Toni Braxton / My Guy Mary
Wells / Girls Chase Boys Ingrid Michaelson / Bang Bang Jessie J, Ariana
Grande, and Nicki Minaj / Harper Valley P.T.A. Jeannie C. Riley /
Only Love Andra Day / My Love Jess Glynne / Roses The Chainsmokers /
Wild Things Alessia Cara / Tom’s Diner Suzanne Vega / 99 Red Balloons
Nena / What’s Up? 4 Non Blondes
1 HOUR, 28 MINUTES; PLAYLIST AND SONGS AVAILABLE ON SPOTIFY (MEGANOBLOCK)