Saturday night I had the privilege of hosting The Greensboro Community Yoga teachers at my home for dinner. I'd wanted to do a year-end "Thank you Dinner" to celebrate the studio, and the work these yoga teachers do at GCY each and every week. The studio would not run without their dedication and flexibility in teaching and subbing when needed. I'm lucky to have a very talented bunch of ladies!
I spent a lot of time Saturday preparing for them. I wanted everything to look inviting. I took extra care in setting a table, I've always believed that a well set table convey's the message to your guest that you were thinking about them in every detail. Maybe I read that in a "Miss Manner's Book" when I was little and it's always stuck with me.
Because we are health and eco-conscious yogini's there were many dietary restrictions to account for. Normally I would have felt more than comfortable cooking a large meal on my own, but I do best with meat dishes, not to mention I wanted to be able to enjoy the evening and the good company of the yogi's. There is really only one catering company that I know that would tackle this dinner with efficiency, art and flavor. That company being "The Next Super" of Course! Kerri Thomas designed and cooked a menu that was Vegan, gluten-free and mostly soy free.
The food was beyond amazing. We had a blast socializing and eating, laughing, and eating and then eating some more. The only thing I regret is not getting a group photo before everyone left. I had planned to do it and failed at the execution stage.
At any rate it was a lovely evening and I'm lucky to work with such talented ladies!