It was Supper Club in the Crème kitchen. This group kept me on my toes and I loved it! On the menu: Rosemary Focaccia Bread with Herbed Dipping Oil, Pan Fried Provolone Salad, Individual Lasagnas, and Affogato.
I use sea salt flakes on this particular recipe. I love the way they add a light saltiness to the crispy bread. Next up -- Lasagna! I use a combination of tomatoes to give the sauce its signature flavor.
I spy a volunteer! This gentleman helped build the red sauce.
Repeat after me..."Red sauce, noodle, white sauce, cheese... .... ...."
You asked -- and yes, I do pre-cook my pasta! But in all seriousness, I always recommend getting as much prep done in advance to take stress off yourself for dinner.
Can anyone really argue with fried cheese? I mean...c'mon. This salad has three components that make it shine: (1) pan fried provolone, (2) candied tomatoes, and (3) a homemade vinaigrette.
And just like that, lasagna is served! I make sure everyone signed the waiver for moments like these. That lasagna is smoking hot but too irresistible to wait until it cools.
Cheers to a close group of friends! Thank you for choosing Crème de la Crème for your Supper Club. It was a pleasure having you in my kitchen.
Cheers! XOXO Paula