Autumn Dinner Gathering + Music for your Listening Pleasure

autumn dinner gathering | bloom & nourish

Food is not just fuel. Food is about family, food is about community, food is about identity. We nourish all those things when we eat well. – Michael Pollan

I have wanted to host a proper dinner gathering with close friends for years.  A few weeks ago, I was able to witness that dream coming to fruition.  About fifteen of my close friends gathered for a night of delicious food, hand crafted drinks, a carefully curated playlist, and most importantly conversation and community.  There were a handful of us that crafted plans, thrifted linens, created beautiful papeterie, perused the farmer’s market, hand-picked leaves from the fiery fall trees and made it happen!  I loved watching it all come together—to see everyone coming alive in their own way, following their talents and passions.  That is community—people coming together, giving of themselves, enjoying each other, breaking bread together, being intentional, telling stories, and listening intently.  Food is definitely something special.  It’s a necessity for survival, but it’s also most enjoyable.  It brings people together in a way that’s different than almost anything else.  Gathering together around a common table to take part in a meal feeds not only our body, but our souls.

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My husband carefully curated a playlist for the evening. Listen in the player below.
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^Apple Thyme Gin Fizautumn dinner gathering | bloom & nourish kale salad with pickled rainbow carrots | bloom & nourish

^Kale salad with Pickled Rainbow Carrotsautumn dinner gathering | bloom & nourish autumn dinner gathering | bloom & nourish autumn dinner gathering | bloom & nourish autumn dinner gathering | bloom & nourishbutternut squash soup with crispy sage | bloom & nourish

^Butternut Squash Soup with Crispy Sage autumn dinner gathering | bloom & nourish autumn dinner gathering | bloom & nourish autumn dinner gathering | bloom & nourish autumn dinner gathering | bloom & nourish autumn dinner gathering | bloom & nourish autumn dinner gathering | bloom & nourish autumn dinner gathering | bloom & nourish autumn dinner gathering | bloom & nourish autumn dinner gathering | bloom & nourish autumn dinner gathering | bloom & nourish autumn dinner gathering | bloom & nourish autumn dinner gathering | bloom & nourish autumn dinner gathering | bloom & nourish sous vide with a black currant gastrique and duck confit hash | bloom & nourish

^Sous Vide with a Black Currant Gatrique and Duck Confit Hashsous vide with a black currant gastrique and duck confit hash | bloom & nourish autumn dinner gathering | bloom & nourish autumn dinner gathering | bloom & nourish autumn dinner gathering | bloom & nourish bourbon apple pie with salted caramel gelato | bloom & nourish autumn dinner gathering | bloom & nourish bourbon apple pie with salted caramel gelato | bloom & nourish

^Bourbon Apple Pie with Salted Caramel Gelatoautumn dinner gathering | bloom & nourish

^Cinnamon Pear Ciderautumn dinner gathering | bloom & nourish

Listen to the playlist from the evening below:

This dinner could not have been possible without the help of so many gracious and talented friends:

Beautiful Table Setting + Co-Host: Georgia Miller

Tasty Food + Wine Pairings: Savannah Wright, Clay Hunt, & Ashley Couse

Delicious Dessert: Jesse Carter

Lovely Invitation + Menu Design: Megan Towle

Carefully Curated Playlist: Michael Couse

Film Photography: Austin Gros

Short Film: shot by Austin Gros + edited by AJ Gibboney

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4 thoughts on “Autumn Dinner Gathering + Music for your Listening Pleasure

  1. genevieve y

    Oh I’ve been waiting for this post for so long! Everything looks beautiful and sounds lovely. If you ever have a bad day, all you have to remember is how lucky you are to have such great company and nourishing food in your life! xx

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  2. Pingback: Butternut Squash Soup with Crispy Sage | Bloom & Nourish

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