This article got me thinking — or rather, its title did:
Rules for a deconfinement dinner party
I thought about it for a while (about 30 seconds), and came up with Kim’s Rules For A Post-Lockdown Party:
- invite a group of really good friends, or family members you get along with, or both
- have an ocean of fine booze at the ready — in my case, Glen Morangie single malt; Sipsmith gin; champagne (for New Wife, her favorite tipple); a case of Barefoot wines, in different colors; two cases of decent beer; a bottle or two of Tawny Port; Richelieu brandy; and whatever the guests want to drink (prearranged)
- a huge rib roast (or leg of lamb), accompanied by roast potatoes and -parsnips, asparagus, and some other veg TBD by New WIfe, along with crusty French bread and farm butter; with peach cobbler dessert and vanilla ice cream (dieters, vegans and teetotalers, needless to say, are persona non grata).
And that’s it. Good food, lots of booze and good company, all seated together round the dinner table at the proper social distance (12″-18″ apart), and have at it.
Of course, those are my ingredients for any decent dinner party, but let’s not get all bogged down with details.