Dinner Party Menu: Gia & Robert

Our friends Gia & Robert came over for dinner tonight and it's always great to see them. They've been friends of ours for awhile and often would come over from the south side of the city when we lived on the far north border of Chicago. Now that we're downtown, it's a lot easier to spend time together and see each other more often.

I prepared the following menu for us, knowing that they are big fans of salmon. Feel free to click on the links for recipes!

Cheese Plate
double cream brie, aged gouda, super ripe Humbolt Fog (in dish)

Lemon Garlic Hummus
with baby carrots, English cucumbers & pita bread

Roasted Asparagus

Steamed Brown Rice

Sauteed Vegetables

zucchini, yellow squash, cremini mushrooms

Garlic & Dill Salmon

Chocolate Frosted Cinnamon Cakes
with fresh whipped cream & coffee service


  1. What a feast! That salmon look nice and garlicky, and I love homemade hummus :-)

  2. I am in total awe of your hosting prowess! I wish I could do dinner parties with the same ease - I'm a nervous wreck just preparing something for my parents-in-law. The lemon garlic hummus sounds wonderful and salmon is always a winner!

    Sorry for being so absent from your site recently - I'm trying to catch up with all the great posts.

  3. Looks like a great menu to have when catching up with friends!

  4. I wish I was in Chicago just for teh darn tent sale. Still working on going to bogher so I hope to meet up. Any extra rooms you can rent out for a visitor?

  5. Those chocolate frosted cinnamon cakes look divine! What a perfect end to a delicious feast. Great job! Sounds like a wonderful Friday night to me!