Heading over to Jo and Oliver’s for a get together is something we always look forward to especially during the holidays. We know we will be treated like family in their warm and inviting home and served a special gourmet meal prepared by Oliver. With such a lovely couple as hosts it’s no wonder we look forward to this dinner every year.
This year’s dinner was just as special as previous year soirees with delicious food and thought-provoking conversation. Discussion topics ranged from politics 😠😠, cultures – Iranian and Indian, Native American and English, to the Netflix original series Longmire, states Wyoming, North Dakota, to service dogs and taxes! Topics were so varied that I sometimes thought “Um, how did we get to this topic?“
Food and conversation
Did I mention that Oliver is a gourmet cook? Oliver is a connoisseur of good food and a gourmet chef!
As expected Oliver out -did himself with his culinary skills on this evening. All of us – kids, Hitesh and I included loved everything Oliver made. I always come away with a new recipe that I want to try. Here is a look at the menu for the evening.
Holiday Dinner at Jo and Oliver’s Menu
Assorted Cheese and Crackers
Dark Chocolate Cake from Fleur de Cocoa
The roasted root veggies were in a league of their own.! Here is a question that Oliver proposed to the kids “Guess what vegetables are in the roasted vegetable dish?”
The answer: Parsnips, rutabaga, carrots, celery root, radish, potatoes, onions, and leeks!
Moussaka and short ribs – these tasted amazing! I didn’t have the ribs but Hitesh said it was mouth-watering good.
Dinner at the table.
Chilling with conversation and dessert
A perfect evening spent with dear friends.
We loved spending a beautiful evening with Jo and Oliver. Most of all it was wonderful to hang out with dear friends 🤗🤗 with delectable food and great company. What more could we ask for to start off the New Year?
Happy New 2018!
Wishing you a year filled with loving family, friends, and joyous gatherings.