The first Cup a, Cup a, Cup a Gourmet Supper Club met on Saturday, August 14, 2010 and was a huge success (for those of us who remember anyway)! The theme for the evening was New England and everyone was given a category and had to come up with a dish with some NE flare.
The evening started with some delicious stuffed quahogs, prepared by Heather, hilariously garnished with some Family Guy friends like Peter Griffin, Glenn Quagmire, and Tricia Takanawa (Mayor Adam West was not able to make an appearance due to a prior engagement). Next, we delighted our taste buds with a creamy crab bisque, prepared by Stephen and John. The flavors were intense and the lump crab was the perfect garnish to add a little texture. For the main course, prepared by Brett & Jerry, we had marinated filet tips (grilled to Mid-rare) and poached lobster tail which was finished in the oven with clarified butter, garlic, rosemary, and basil. Jennifer made individual potatoes gratin and Colleen a mushroom and lobster risotto, two of the most talked about dishes of the evening! Jason and Carlos created a vibrant green bean dish (simply delish), but failed to mention that they prepared two vegetables for the evening (so we all missed out on eggplant, onions, and peppers). For dessert, Patrick and Paul created Boston cream pie cupcakes (yes, I said cupcakes!) and an apple cobbler served ala mode. Pulling it all together, Dr. D brought us some delicious wine to accompany our feast!
I can't wait for the next event, which we determined will be October 16, and Patrick and Paul will be our wonderful hosts.
We hope you enjoy the recipes, comments, and photos that we will post to document our delicious experiment. Bon Appetit.