26 October 2010

Passion Fruit

So the other day, we decided to host dinner again. We invited 2 friends over, and so the four of us had a great time. It was Colombian fare, and we made some passion-fruit chicken with orzo.

Actually, we made this recipe before, with a different set of people, but we couldn't find passion fruit back then. So when we were in the grocery store, we immediately made an executive decision to substitute pineapple for passion fruit. This time, we knew where to look, so we found some passion fruit puree, and we used that. It turned out well actually.

Our friends brought dessert, which consisted of raspberry lime tarts, and that was awesome. And they also brought a bottle of sauvignon blanc, and that was a good compliment to the chicken.

Needless to say, the best part of the dinner was the dynamics. I'm of the type that prefers smaller but more intimate gatherings, so just having four people in the room is actually a good thing. Not a lot of people, and everyone has enough wiggle room. I liked that.

So yeah, our latest dinner hosting event was a success. I'm very pleased.

(Terraces of Stones, from my Saqsayhuaman Series)


  1. I'm also more into intimate setting where you can actually have a conversation. The dinner menu sounds wonderful!

  2. Zhu,

    Cooking is something I enjoy doing. As long as you don't ask me to touch the oven, then I am good to go! I just hate baking for some reason.

  3. I also like dinner with just a few selected friends – it is easier to talk. My daughter told me today that we were invited at her in-laws for Thanksgiving (her in laws are from the state of Kerala in India.) I asked if it would be a small gathering and my son in law said, yes of course, there were just a few people. I asked him how many and he said his family, us and at least 3 or 4 other Indian families with their children – so maybe around 25 people or more. I said that was quite a gathering and he replied that for his family that was indeed very small….. anything under 30 is small he added – different cultures I guess.

  4. Great, I just had to read this entry when I'm craving for something that I can't put my finger on. Now I know what to look for. Wonderful timing!

  5. Vagabonde,

    Yes, I agree. Small and large depends on the culture: some culture like their gatherings big so small for them might be large for others.


    I am glad I could help!