Last night we celebrated this months theme; the seven deadly sins. The seven deadly sins have roots going back centuries. They have been inspiration for art, poetry and epic narratives. They hearken back to the beginnings of Christianity and the deeds are described as the root of all sins. So after hearing about a similar party across the ocean (thanks Julie!), we decided to let those sins be our dinner club muse.
The stage was set beautifully and also represented the sins in a spring-like way, since we are all aching for color (I suppose that sentiment alone could be envy, huh?) The thoughtful centerpiece was comprised of gold for greed, dark orange for pride, blue for lust, red for wrath, orange for gluttony and light blue for sloth. A perfect stage laid, without further ado, the seven deadly sins as prepared by the tastebuds:
Spicy Bloody Mary's
Candied Maple Crusted Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Spears
Bitter Greens in Endive Boats Tossed in a Maple Dijon Dressing
Slow Roast Hickory Smoked Brisket
Fried Curried Sweet Potato Balls
Spinach and Feta Pie
Sticky Toffee Date Cake with Bourbon Glaze
Finally we topped off with a digestif
a little lead in to our next meeting on Holy Saturday, a perfect contrast to our sins.