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!