Twelve guests, approximately four courses, once a month, under the stars in the hills of Hollywood. The food is seasonal and sourced primarily from local farmers' markets and whatever I can yank from my garden. Guests arrive for a cocktail and then dinner is served.

For reservations or inquiries email Dinner at Eight. Confirmation will be sent immediately upon receipt of e-mail reservation, and a reminder (address included) will be sent one day prior. Whether you decide to collect your most special friends and make a reservation, bring a date, or fly solo and meet a pile of new friends is entirely up to you. Either way this culinary adventure will be sure to satisfy and delight the taste buds. Just a suggestion: wouldn't this make a great surprise birthday or anniversary present?

Saturday, July 17, 2010: And. Here. We. Go.

Wow. I think this was the best one yet. I had everything under control. Shopping, prep, tidying, timing and details. And then, right before Mom put her peach cake into the oven, we realized it was not getting hot. Broken oven. Right at the critical part of the day. After calling the Gas Co. with a "pressing gas emergency" and having the technician come out to repair it to no avail, I turned to my neighbors. So between my next-door neighbor, Beth and my across the street neighbor, Sheri, the show went on. And it was delicious. People especially appreciated Jill's pairings this night - most specifically with the pork course (2008 Charles Trosset Arbin Mondeuse, Vin de Savoie, France). By the by, she only has a scant few bottles of that one left in stock. 

Ah, now to plan the next one...

Enjoy some pictures from the evening, below!


Cocktail Hour
NV Clavelin et Fils Brut Comté Cremant du Jura, Blanc de Blancs, France

Chilled Cucumber-Avocado Soup with Ancho Cream and Baby Shrimp 
2009 André et Michel Quenard "Les Abymes" Vin de Savoie, France

Heirloom Tomato Salad, Burrata, Basil Medley and Torn Croutons
2005 Stéphane Tissot "Selection" Arbois, France

Herb-Roasted Pork Loin, Summer Squash Gratin with Salsa Verde 
2008 Charles Trosset Arbin Mondeuse, Vin de Savoie, France

Skillet Peach Cake, Fresh Cream
NV Philippe Bornard "Tant-Mieux" Vin de Table avec des Bulles, Pupillin, France

Executive Chef: Elliott Shaffner
Pastry Chef: Kathy Emerson

Wine Pairings by: Jill at Domaine LA
6801 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 932-0280

Photo credit: Christopher Kuhn

1 comment:

Liz the Chef said...

Looks terrific - what a magical menu!