Monday, November 2, 2009

Middle Eastern dinner party

A couple of weeks ago, I was lucky enough to get the call. It was an invite to my friend "Mark's" house for dinner. This dinner was different because his parent's were visiting from out of town and he wanted to have a dinner party to showcase their Middle Eastern cooking. He didn't have to ask me twice, we ran at the chance at a home cooked meal. And my god the food was amazing!

Once we had arrived, the house smelt wonderful and the table was set for ten. I loved the candles and blue plates. You can't see in this picture, but the window on the left had a night view of the Golden Gate Bridge.

And this baba ghanoush with pita chips was out of this world. Really Mark and Mark's parent's out did themselves.



I'm sure this picture doesn't do the falafel justice. It was the best I'd ever had. Imagine this falafel sandwiched into a pita with some tomatoes and cucumbers in a vinegar dressing. Yum...

And then it was time for dessert. I was so excited for the molten lava cake that Mark made himself.



And I'm sorry to say, this was all that was left on my dinner plate. I wish you could have been there with us. Not to worry I ate enough for the both of us and took pictures instead. (Click here for more cooking posts). When was the last time you went to a dinner party?

11 comments:

Char said...

sounds delish!!! glad you had a good time. it's been ages since i've gone to a genuine dinner party.

Laura said...

Char: Hope you had a good weekend and maybe you can throw a dinner party soon? Happy Monday sweetie!

Nomad said...

i am so jealous...

bridechic said...

I would have loved this party! Mid-eastern is one of my favorite cuisines and overall it is known for being low on fats. You've totally roused my appetite with this post. Thans for sharing . . .

Laura said...

Nomad: I'll send the invite next time...

bridechic: We were in Russian Hill and should have invited you. Sorry honey =)

Linda S. Socha said...

a great idea! Love this kind of dining. I can smell the wonderful aroma from here! It makes me want to have aq dinner party!!
Linda

Joanie M said...

I have never eaten Middle Eastern food.

Maven said...

I belong to a book/dinner club and one of our members cooked a similar meal. It was just fabulous. Glad you enjoyed yours!

Susanna-Cole said...

Sounds like such a fun dinner party! And ah, the pictures are making me hungry!

xoxo,
S-C

the ungourmet said...

I'd love to try that molten lave cake. Yum! :D

Thanks so much for stopping by for my special day!

Sylvia said...

Food looks gooood! Thanks for stopping by my blog! =]