As promised earlier this week, this Chewing the Fat is all about the phenomenal cookies Andrew baked for the Hampton Classic, our annual Horse Show that’s a fixture of our summer calendar. People raved about them! And small wonder. Andrew went all out to find the best-in-class recipes for everything he baked. And by the incredibly small number of cookies that were left over that afternoon, he was a roaring success. But then, who among us can resist a Chocolate Chip Cookie? Who can turn their nose up at something with both chocolate and cream cheese in a one cookie. And please let me know if you know anyone without a nut allergy who wouldn’t devour a cookie that comes close to the best Peanut Butter and Jelly you’ve ever eaten?
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
|Our Table Decor Yellow Calla Lillies and Horses|
|Summer Corn and Scallop Salad adapted from Sylvia Lehrer|
|Andrew's Cookies and Michael's Color Co-ordinated Devilled Eggs|
The Grand Prix marks the end of The Hampton Classic Horse Show, one of the pre-eminent equestrian events in the country. It also means the end of our summer season. Thanks to our very great friends, Jim Osburn and Michael Grim, we’ve gone to the show year after year. It’s a wonderful afternoon of star gazing, Rose drinking, beautiful table settings and incomparable horsemanship--although the horses always seem to take a back seat to the extra-ordinary people watching. This year was no exception. And this year, Andrew and I were charged with providing the lunch. It was a big success! Michael provided Devilled Eggs which, as only he could, matched the table décor flawlessly. We did a wonderful Summer Corn and Scallop Salad and Andrew went all out with two cookies and an incredibly delicious Peanut Butter and Jelly bar. While the 8 guests at our table enjoyed the salad, the cookies reached a wider audience: The VIP tents are a virtual catwalk of people who walk through greeting their friends and, in our case, snagging one of Andrew’s cookies.
|The Mayor of the Greatest City in the World, Michael Bloomberg|