On a blustery Saturday evening, we built a
roaring fire, lit all the holiday candles and welcomed six
friends into our home for a festive dinner party in celebration of the
season. Greeting our guests with Yes We Canton cocktails
of ginger liqueur and pineapple juice topped with sparkling
Prosecco, we were feeling especially celebratory, since Petra,
despite a freshly broken leg, still managed to join us and was
even dressed in her Alpine holiday finery. Having just gotten
out of the hospital one week earlier, she was accompanied by her
attentive and devoted boyfriend Joe as well as her charming mom,
Liz, who had just arrived from England in order to help with
Petra’s convalescence and who even managed to make her famed
mincemeat pies for our dessert!
Our menu of pear gorgonzola salad with a
homemade balsamic vinaigrette, shrimp
bisque and beef Bourguignon over buttered and parsleyed egg
noodles, accompanied by several bottles of
California and French pinots and Liz & Petra’s mince pies with
brandy butter was well-received by all. Nikki and Margaret
looked lovely in their bold, native turquoise jewelry,
Christopher did a splendid job tending the fire and Joe finally
got the memo and donned a festive sweater vest for the
occasion (in fact, all three of the gentlemen were in vests this
evening)! A warm and hearty thank you to all for joining
us and helping to make our holiday season a merry one!
Christopher & Scott enjoy cocktails and pate in front of the
toast for the hosts
& Joe relax with hors d'oeuvres while Christopher & Scott stoke
Dessert! Liz & Petra's delicious mincemeat pies
Gents in vests!
Boys in vests with firewood!