Hosting Interactive Monday at Casel Marché

Posted by: on Nov 10, 2012 | No Comments

A few months back we wrote a blog post on our previous experience attending Interactive Monday at Casel Marché. The evening was delightful and the food by Chefs Thierry Meret and Marnie Fudge was awesome. During that last visit we were invited to host Interactive Monday, and we excitedly accepted with slight hesitance, I mean who really wants to cook after the two experienced previous chefs. We choose a Mediterranean inspired menu based on the fresh produced offered at Market 17, paired with wine from J. Webb Wine Merchant.

Fernando and Eric from Luxe Lust Hosting Interactive Monday at Casel Marché

At home you know your way around the kitchen and you are generally very familiar with the growling stomachs awaiting in your living-room. Walking into a commercial kitchen felt a bit like being 10 years old at Toys “R” Us but at the same time overwhelming to be on different turf, with the added pressure to not screwup. For a minute we felt like we were in an episode of Hell’s Kitchen or IronChef, it was a lot of fun. Once the starter and the main had been served we found the time to sit and meet with everyone for dessert and some wine. The guest were gracious and seemed to be having a pleasant evening, we definitely enjoyed everyones company. Interactive Monday is exactly that, interactive, with good food, great wine and lovely company.

It was definitely a lot of fun especially with Joel Goralski topping off our wineglasses.

Below is our Mediterranean inspired menu.

roasted red pepper hummus topped with pine nuts and extra virgin olive oil at interactive mondayRoasted Red Peppers Hummus

roasted red pepper hummus topped with pine nuts and extra virgin olive oil at interactive mondayRoasted Red Peppers Hummus

roasted red pepper hummus topped with pine nuts and extra virgin olive oil at interactive mondayRoasted Red Peppers Hummus

Braised Chicken
Braised Chicken with fennel, tomato and olives; Pernod reduction; Currant and almond Israeli couscous

Braised ChickenBraised Chicken with fennel, tomato and olives; Pernod reduction; Currant and almond Israeli couscous

Goat Cheesecake with MintMint and honey goat cheese tart

wine from J. Webb Wine Merchant

Fernando and Eric from Luxe Lust Hosting Interactive Monday at Casel Marché