Monday, March 29, 2010

Gourmet



Saturday night I attended an event called “Gourmet Theatre”, an annual fund raising event for Actor’s Theatre in Phoenix. It’s a very unique event where restaurants all over the city prepare a very special dinner for a table of 8. Participants meet at one location for the cocktail hour with some entertainment and a silent auction. Then they learn what restaurant they will be dining at and they head out for a gourmet feast. The restaurant I dined at is Durant’s, a well know, 55-year old landmark in mid-town Phoenix. Above you see the fourth course for this fabulous meal, pepper crusted filet of beef, wilted Swiss Chard, and lobster mashed potatoes topped with cognac cream. It was a delightful meal shared with good friends.

11 comments:

Kathy said...

Looks delish! Durant's is a treat I give myself once in a blue moon.

Leif Hagen said...

I guess you had several types of wines, too, based on all those glasses!

Kate said...

Good food with good friends...sounds wonderful.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Sounds like a good event. Durants is a traditional place for a business lunch.

Magpie said...

Someone get me a napkin...I'm drooling. Looks scrumptious.

JM said...

That looks really yummy!

notaphotographerbutiplayoneontv said...

Ooh, Durant's! I ate there once. Yum-O! With my luck I would probably end up in a sushi place. :-)

Jarart said...

Did you get to order what you wanted from the menu? I know this had to be a wonderful evening.

glenda said...

What a fun event, and the food looks fantastic.

Jacob said...

Sounds like great fun. And the food looks good, too. I do remember the name, Durants, but never ate there - we were young and poor!

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

I always love Durant's!!! yummy!