Saturday, July 11, 2009

Delicious Flavors!

Victoria Amory, cookbook author and hostess with the mostess, had a luncheon under the beautiful veranda at her home in Southampton late last week. We were treated to a delicious menu from her new cookbook Delicious Flavors. Victoria, a native of Madrid Spain, has filled her latest cookbook with classics from her native country as well as some British and American favorites with her signature twist. Her recipes are elegant and easy to prepare-Victoria believes that meals should be delicious and pleasurable without the pressure.

The luncheon was awash in color, with beautiful patterened tablecloths, each slightly varied, on the tables. Bouquets of simple, fresh flowers from her garden were placed in pretty glazed vases. A chilled Spanish white wine accompanied the buffet lunch which included a three vegetable tortilla, eggplant, bechamel and tomato gratin and grilled sausages. Delicious and beautiful-Victoria made it all look so easy!

Ever the gracious hostess, Victoria toasted her guests and gave us each a copy of her new book to enjoy with our families. Gracias Victoria!

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