8/14/15 Pop-up Dinner Party at Molly Wood Garden Design in Costa Mesa, CA
Our lark with Molly Wood Garden Design brought together a beautiful group of people who enjoyed mingling and dining in their charming and inspirational garden.
The stars aligned perfectly and we were grateful to have Mike Otto hand select wines from Tolosa Winery to match our menu. With their wonderful aromas and great taste, we have found a perfect match.
The common tables were styled with lovely elements from Molly’s garden shop. The graceful hand of Letter Sparrow created a gorgeous menu and hand-made ceramic plates made by artist Andrea Luna Reece took the crostini to new heights.
As a garden spider diligently weaved its intricate web for all to admire, we enjoyed this amazing August menu crafted by Chef Kyle Powers:
sugar snap pea cocktail w/lemon thyme syrup
crostini platter of charred leek and green onions with a goat cheese spread; red beet ricotta puree w/minted herb salad + pistachios; roasted tomato & garden pesto
on the table & paired with hand-select Tolosa wines
shaved summer squash + rainbow carrots w/burrata cheese & spiced walnuts
caramelized pork belly on top of a celery root puree, wilted swiss chard, w/salad of celery & cucumbers on top
*veggie option: caramelized tofu
on top of a celery root puree, wilted swiss chard w/salad of shaved celery & cucumber
grilled stone fruit w/vanilla bean ice cream, fresh whipped cream, macerated berries & mint compote
We are grateful for all who gathered, making this an exceptional summer lark! A heartfelt thanks to our guests and @MollyWoodGardenDesign, @LetterSparrow, @MySaltySoul, @LunaBirdie, @ForkInTheRoadCatering and Miss M Photography for capturing the moment!
And just like that, summer slips into fall. Next lark October 8, 2015, details to be announced soon. Cheers! xo~l