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Monday, October 12, 2009

A Rolling Dinner

Over the weekend, Mr. YnB and I participated in a Progressive Dinner.  It was a first for us.  I had heard about them over the years, but had never been involved in one.  For those who have never heard of this type of evening, it's a rolling dinner that is divided up by courses and served at different homes.  Obviously, the hosts must all live somewhat close by to one another or the evening would last all weekend.



In this case, ours was up at our weekend getaway and hosted by five homeowners in our condominium community which made it super easy to walk from one home to another.  The evening started with appetizers at the first home, moved onto salads, then soup, then heavy hors d'oeuvres and ended with dessert.  We were the second stop - salads.

The host serving the following course would leave a few minutes early from the previous course to get everything set out for the party to move on. It all went so smoothly with only a small amount of coordination. The food was delicious, the drinking was non-stop and the conversation was delightful.  It was a great success!

Have you ever hosted a progressive dinner?

 

12 comments:

Geonite said...

Never even heard of it before but it sounds like fun.

nursemyra said...

No, I prefer my food to come to me :-)

Matty said...

We participated in progressive dinners involving members of our church. One was a long time ago, and I don't remember what "course" we were, but the more recent one ended at our place with dessert. I agree with you, they are fun and the chat is non-stop.

lisleman said...

we have done a few in the neighborhood years ago. It's a good way to meet the neighborhood but honestly I like a street party/picnic idea better. I remember one progressive dinner where the weather didn't play along we were all freezing going between houses.

I just think the street party is simpler and you don't need to set up your house. Just bring chairs and some tables out to the street.

Joanna Jenkins said...

I've heard of these before but living in LA with the all the nasty traffic we have, it would be nearly impossible to move around. But it sounds like a really great night and a great way to spend time with friends without one person getting stuck doing all the work.
xo

nonnie9999 said...

5 courses? i can't think of 5 neighbors i like.

clairecollins said...

I've never heard of it, but in my neighborhood, the first course would be all alcohol, the second course would be drugs, the third course would be a stabbing, the fourth course would be a gunfight and the fifth course would involve paramedics and the police.

Duncanr said...

Participated in one of these many years ago when I lived in Canada. I agree - it was great fun. Only drawback was that each course was preceded and accompanied by alcohol. Result was as the evening progressed folk had lost their hunger and their inclination to move on to another house for the next course.

We got round that problem by changing the format - folk made different courses but we ate them all at the one house.

frigginloon said...

No, can't say I have been to a progressive dinner party. My friends went to a street party once and they found an eyelash in there custard pie.

linlah said...

That's an interesting idea but I'm sure one of my neighbors would try and poison me.

yorksnbeans said...

It's unfortunate when neighbors can be anti-social. We have a few of them around us as well.

lynn said...

geez claire, you gotta move out of that place! i was onboard with the booze and drugs but have to draw the line at shootings...nursemyra, your comment was witty as always.

the progressive dinner is somehting i heard of before. i think it's a 60s throwback that has resurfaced in the last several years. it'd be fun i think.