In an effort to relive our days under the sun, we share with you our Gastronomista pool party - a celebration of meat and libation. We took to the suburbs armed with 3 chickens, boar sausage, pork chops, a goose, and lots of delicious spreads and tapenades.
We kicked off the weekend with a delicious Gastronomista Solerno Cocktail:
2 oz. Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur
4-5 dashes Angostura Bitters
Top with soda water
Garnish with orange peel
Served over ice
Solerno makes a surprisingly good in a simple cocktail, which can be credited to the all natural ingredients - sweetening from beets, and of course, those gorgeous Italian Blood Oranges.. It's such a lovely liqueur (and don't even get us started on that bottle, or we'll be here for days gushing on about red glass).
We hit the pool - which is where we spent most of the day paddling around and enjoying the sun (as it should be). But we know you don't visit Gastronomista to see us float around in pools - on to the food:
The dudes prepping the chickens for fire
Tapenades and Kale Salad
(The spicy olive was the clear winner)
Miss Duquesne getting down to business
The nymphs left us a gift in the grotto
We're already looking forward to next summer...