Sunday 9 November 2014

Joan Crawford Dinner Party

I went to a dinner party hosted by Joan Crawford last night, and, naturally, dressed for the occasion. Of course Joan Crawford wasn't there, but she there was in spirit.

This virtual dinner party was to launch the Cooking With Joan Crawford, recipes from the kitchen of Hollywood's greatest star. It is the brainchild of Jenny Hammerton, of Silver Screen Suppers, a food blog, but a very special one as it only features recipes from the golden age of Hollywood. She is also one of my Shellac Sisters, and one of the funniest people I have ever met.

We didn't do the complete menu: We left out the appetizer and dessert, but made up for it with more cocktails (like the Cosmo cocktail).

A demure start to the evening.

The main course was absolutely delicious, the Roquefort topping on the steak was awesomely artery-clogging.

The cat got very excited.

So did we. 

I wore my Joan Crawford over a 30s satin gown (actually, a slip). My husband is wearing a cardigan I knitted for him, too.

We had a blast. I'm just glad there wasn't too much prep and cleanup involved, as the Cosmo cocktails we drank as an aperitif and digestif were lethal!

Thank you Jenny!


  1. Gorgeous pussycat! And it looks like you had a splendid time.

    I love cheese, so I'm tempted to try that steak recipe for myself.

  2. I love how your cat joined in too, so cute. The steak looks yummy.

  3. Love, love, love your photos and write up darling, what fun it all was! Jenny xx


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