As usual, I failed to capture very many photographs of our wonderful Book Club. It is just so hard...especially when you're the host. It is so nice to be in the moment, away from distractions like television and telephones. We just sit and discuss books and life and feast on delicious food.
Anyway, here are the few shots I did manage to capture on my phone. Apologies for the darkness/graininess...it was a mostly candlelit affair.
Since The Sun Also Rises began in France, traveled to Spain, and ended in France, I decided this provided the perfect flow of appetizer to dinner to dessert! It also gave me many more options since the book was not very specific about what the characters ate.
We started with a Pissaladiere and French 75's.
Next we enjoyed tapas for dinner including cheese, olives, bread, bacon wrapped dates, nuts, shrimp, rice, wine, and patatas alioli (which we actually forgot to put out but everyone got a bite to bring home!)
Finally, we ended with tartlettes aux framboises et amandes (raspberry and almond tartlets) and some cheesecake that Angela brought.
And things got a little heated this time around! Luckily there were no drunken rows ;) But we sure did UTILIZE!
Next up is Into the Wild. I can't wait!