Remember when little over a week ago I told you about our plans to have a dinner date with our good friend and his new girlfriend? Well, the flowers were a success and we had a great time getting to know Natasha. Truly, the evening ended up being pretty perfect and a lot of it was due to Tom who has this theory that in order for people to enjoy a meal together you have to set the mood with starters. He believes that making people comfortable with a glass of wine and occupy their hands with a little bite as soon as they arrive, will immediately put everyone at ease and give everyone a common subject to talk about. Well, if I didn't believe in that before, I totally do now. As soon as we took off our coats, we were greeted with roasted seedless grapes and camembert crostinis and a glass of dry wine, and the first few minutes of our conversation were all about wine and cheese, which was a great ice-breaker. The rest is history!
Btw: I am making those crostinis tonight to give a dash of fancy to our Monday evening. Here is a similar recipe if you feel like trying it too.
Btw: What's your favourite fruit-cheese pairing? xo
P.S: Remember when he made this?
P.P.S: Fancy more cheese goodness?
(Photos by Diane, A Broad)