Dinner Party with Haute Food
After my grandfather died, his wife started going to a nightclub in a hotel
bar in Dallas called Swan Court. She said she went so she could dance again
as she did in her youth. She also started to date again, with which she had
limited experience even before marrying Grandpa.
Grandma grew up in Texas, a preacher’s daughter with fair skin and a
sailor’s mouth. She loved any opportunity to shock, so she had great fun
announcing her new romance with a black man. “Guess who’s coming to
dinner,” she’d rib my aunts. “I said to them, ‘guess who’s coming to
dinner,’” she recounted to me.
In the spirit of the holiday this week, and to celebrate loves that
triumphed over taboo, we’re hosting a Valentine’s dinner party on Saturday
in the theme of Forbidden Love. Chef Lori Hill and her Haute Food team will
prepare 5 courses, each an homage to a familiar forbidden love and an
appropriate wine pairing. You will receive a menu at the time of the meal.
Unfortunately, we cannot accomodate vegetarian substitutions at this time.
We’re asking for the cost of ingredients and libations which totals $40 per
guest. Please let me know no later than Wednesday whether you will attend,
and alert us to any food allergies.