More about the Gourmet Group

Gourmet Group events find between twenty and thirty-five people getting together, depending on members’ travel plans.  The evenings usually begin with a gathering of the whole group for appetizers and drinks, after which smaller sets of 8 to 10 participants move on to three or four members’ homes for sit-down dinners.  The summer gatherings are often a full-group picnic.  Recipes are selected by a committee and prepared beforehand; food costs are shared at an end-of-the-year accounting.

We sometimes disagree about what we find tasty or how to fine-tune a dish, and we struggle finding recipes that will hold until after the cocktail party and that travel well, but we always, always enjoy the convivial company of good friends!

View more than a decade of dinner themes or check out some of our especially fancy dinner plans.