Two parties to plan!

R* and I are hosting -- with much help from Ann and Jon -- a pickle-tasting party on Saturday night. I've been jealous how how the bloggers on the West Coast get together and meet each other in real life, so we're going to host NYC food bloggers and friends at our party. Looks like about 25 people are coming.

To keep it low stress, the food bloggers aren't cooking. Jon's brinig pickles from his small-batch Brooklyn-based pickle company, Wheelhouse Pickles.

I need to admit I always get anxious as it gets closer and closer to hosting a party: will the crowd mesh, will there be enough booze, is the food right, R* should get some new iTunes for the audio ambience, how will I find enough time to clean the bathroom . . .

Saturday's pickle party is making me especially nervous since some of my favorite NYC food bloggers and apartment therapists are coming. It is not unlike having Martha Stewart come over.

P.S. If you're an NYC food blogger and you want to come to the pickle party, lemme know. It's a very small apartment, but we'll make it work.

R* and I also have a Holiday Party every year. We start planning it every Halloween. It's our one big event of the year. So now's the time for me to get out my recipes and notes from last year and start to plan.

I think it's a little bit creepy or boring to write about our party and all the brooding about it and planning and recipes, but maybe it will be fun. At least we'd have a record of what we did for the party this year. If anyone has seen someone blog "a month in the life of planning my party" kind of a blog, let me know, I'd like to see how they did it.

My first idea is that I want to have some amuse-bouches. I love the little appetizer spoons that I blogged here. Today I had perfect reuben sandwhich at a deli in Murray Hill. I'm thinknig corned beef with spicy mustard on a bed of sauerkraut with some cheese metled on top and a drop of spicy mustard. Would that be a weird thing to serve on these spoons? (Sigh, these spoons look kind of ugly in the picture on the web. In the catalog, they looked much better.)


Blogger Vanessa said...

Hi Chris - great idea! Wish I had known about it sooner. I agree it's totally about time to show the West Coast what's up. Please note that another group of NYC foodbloggers got together a few week's ago chez Habeus Brulee. We need to combine forces, certainly. You should join Habeus' NYCFoodBloggers mailing list (check out the info here) hopefully can all getting together again soon! (oh, and please post a list of who showed up at your soiree - would love to acquaint myself with their blogs.)

1:12 PM  
Anonymous Danielle said...

Looks like Vanessa got here first to say what I was going to say. The pickle party was great - I don't even like pickles, but I thought the pickled pears were delicious, and also that celery puree with pickled beets. Wow.

3:25 PM  

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