Sunday Salon 2/1/09 Lynne Barrett and John Dufresne Sunday Salon: Lynne Barrett and John Dufresne

Sunday Salon: Lynne Barrett and John Dufresne

On February 1st when the fervor of football ruled, Marianne Haycook, artist, friend and neighbor hosted a party for two Lynne Barrett and John Dufresne, authors and Creative Writing Professors from FIU and both are dear friends and great writers. They each read memoir for the group, and John also read some fiction from his new book: Requiem Mass: A Novel.

Here’s the menu:

Shrimp cocktail
Veggie plate
(crudite’)
Fruit platter
A mixed salad

I cooked the following dishes:

Stuffed mushrooms
(with crab meat)
Salami baskets
(soprassata stuffed with marscarpone and a pimento stuffed olive)
Spinach pie
(ricotta, mozzarella, parmigiano, eggs, pine nuts, ham, and salami) Regular crust
Pizza Rustica
(prosciutto, ham, salami, ricotta, parmigiano, eggs, mozzarella, Swiss, Romano) Sweet crust
Eggplant parmigiano
(If you don’t know what’s in it, forget it, and cancel it from your repertoire)
Baked pasta
(squiggly pasta, ricotta, parmigiano, mozzarella, sausage, tomato sauce, cream)
Sausage, potatoes, peppers and onions

There was also homemade flan, brought by Charlie and a chocolate layer cake, vino, coffee and tea.

Next party is going to be at the beginning of May and will feature book artists: Marianne Haycook, Carol Todaro and John Cutrone. To get on the guest list if you happen to be in town, …write me.