We are trying something different for awhile with cooking club. Instead of everyone cooking a dish, we're dividing into two teams of three. Three people cook, and three people show up to relax and eat! Summer was first to host, and the theme was Italian. Summer, Valerie and I are a team.
Summer set out a delicious spread of Italian cheeses and olives.
I did a variety of veggies on the grill: Grilled radicchio with pears and balsamic, and grilled asparagus wrapped in pancetta with citronette.
I also made shiitake bacon! This is real bacon on the left, and shiitake mushroom bacon on the right. It didn't really taste like bacon, but it was really flavorful and delicious.
Summer made homemade shiitake carbonara. It was THE BEST. This was the serving platter and I probably could have eaten all of it!!! The pasta was incredible.
Valerie made a delectable lemon pine nut tart.
It was a nice day for a light sweater, and singing by the fire.