Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Vino Club at My Club

One of the last group events I had at my apartment was wine club. It was my turn to host which meant that I was in charge of all food and ambience- while each girl had to bring a bottle of wine. These are our wine club rules after many years of various clubs where we ended up with like 50 different appetizers with no cohesion and wayyyy too many bags of chips. So, when you host it- it obviously is a little more expensive to provide all of the food. However, when you're just in attendance, it's a delight as you just have to scoop up a bottle of wine. [Sidenote: We are no longer allowed to bring gas station wine after Miranda the matriarch noted how many people were showing up with Circle K's finest in an effort to not be late after poor planning. Womp, womp.]
^Wine Club at mi casa, June 2015

Going with an Italian theme, I served meatballs with marinara, spinach salad & pesto ravioli. As we all noshed away, sipped varietals and soaked up the the very warm Oregon night out on the patio- I felt like I never wanted summer to end.
^What is prettier than a summer salad? This one was raspberries, goat cheese and slivered almonds over a bed of spinach.

That was until the next morning as I got ready for work in 90+ degree heat and my skin started melting into the shape of the Scream mask and I was all: Mmmmkk, I'm ready for the next seasonal course, m'lady.

9 comments:

Gracey Williams said...

What a fun idea! Good rule on the gas station wine, haha.

Breakfast at Gracey's

Pat Hatt said...

lol but gas station wine saves money. Just don't let the 90 degree heat turn you into a serial killer haha

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

I like the rules of this club!

Robert Bennett said...

Sounds like fun. My friend and I had a tendency of hosting wine get togethers a couple of years ago, however she and I were the only ones really trying anything as well as the only ones paying so now we just invite each other when we're in the mood. haha

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

LOL at gas station wine! What a fabulous event, you did a great job. Looks like so much fun, I may have to steal this idea for my friends ;-)

BLovedBoston said...

I would have loved to be in attendance for that night!! Sounds amazing! xo, biana -BlovedBoston

Kristen @ See You In A Porridge said...

sounds super fun, and there is nothing prettier than a summer salad :) that one looks delish!

Jax said...

Omg I love this idea. How fun!! My favorite wine is La Crema. Super sweet and really yummy. :)

Evelina said...

That salad is gorgeous! I love love raspberries so I would be all over this. What dressing did it have?