Sunday, January 30, 2011

Out after dark!!!!

We went to friends for dinner last night, so we were actually out after dark which is very unusual for us.  These are the friends that asked us if we wanted rabbit for dinner!!  They ended up cooking a pork loin.  He is the cook of the house.  We started with some homemade Guacamole and chips.  Then he made homemade Bruschetta on homemade bread.  He made homemade gnocchi with homemade tomato sauce as a starter.  There was pork loin with roasted white and purple potatoes, red and green peppers, and smashed peas with bacon.  For dessert there was an Italian cake covered with chocolate and a diabetic cheesecake as one of the other guests was diabetic.  They have a cappuccino maker so we could have that and liqueurs if we wanted after.

He is Italian if you hadn't guessed and she is Canadian.  He cooks all the time and makes most of his own pasta and sauces and is a super cook.  We all left around 9pm, as dh had to be up for work at 4:20am today.  Still it was a lovely night out and the other couple there were also great fun, and as we hadn't met them before it was amazing how well we all got on together.

I am not sure when we'll have them back as our friends are heading on a month's cruise to Italy at the end of February, so we may wait until sometime around Easter so we can hear all about their trip.  They got a bargain as all in all it is costing them $3,500 each which includes airfares from Toronto to Fort Lauderdale.  They sail around the Caribbean for a three days then head over the Atlantic to Italy.  Spend some time in the Mediterranean and then they spend some time in Italy before flying back to Toronto.

Anyhow, we had a lovely night and made a great change from sitting in front of the tv!!!

12 comments:

The Witch said...

Gill,
Sounds as if you really had a great time. The food he served would have been a taste sensation especially since he made it all himself.
It's a nice way to break up the Winter blah's by getting together with friends.

Pom Pom said...

Don't you love it when people extend such warm and thoughtful hospitality? The evening sounds perfect! I hear you, though. We rarely go out after dark! We're such "early to bed" types. Thank you for all the details. I enjoyed this post so much!

Cath said...

Wow , that meal sound delicious . Glad oyu enjoyed a night out , you must be feeling better . ;D

Valerie said...

I feel suddenly ravenous... what a wonderful meal. Italians do make excellent cooks.

LizBeth said...

For a minute there I was afraid you were going to tell us they had homemade pork loin, too. ~Liz

Star said...

I bet your friends can't wait to get to Italy and eat Italian. All those new recipes he will be able to collect. I'm glad you had a lovely evening and food too. I bet it did you a lot of good after your coldy flu symptoms?

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Hi Gill!! It sounds like a lovely night with amazing food--My kind of evening!! Glad you enjoyed yourself!!

Scrappy quilter said...

Glad you had a nice evening. We went to friends for lunch today and thoroughly enjoyed it. It's dang cold here...hope spring comes soon. Hugs

Karine said...

Oh my gosh, that sounds delicious!!! I would have opted out the smashed peas and corn though, as I don't like peas. They're pretty much the only thing out there except for Wasabi that I will not eat if I can possibly avoid it!!!

Cathy said...

Hello Gill
Sounds like a great night with some good friends. Nice to know you enjoyed yourself
Doesn't it feel good to have someone cook for you - homemade cooking is so much nicer than restaurant stuff even if it is a similar style and made with the same ingrdients
Take care
Cathy

Denise said...

Always fun to get together with friends. Sounds like they have quite a trip planned.

Rose said...

The guy sounds like he could be chef...lucky you to get to try all that he cooked.