Cloth and Flame Desert Dinner
September 30, 2017
Organized by: Ann and Jay
The DDs had a special treat for our September dinner! I have wanted to try one of the fun pop up dinners out in the Arizona desert that is put on by Cloth and Flame and Ann made it happen for our group.
Cloth and Flame brings together strangers and friends from all around and creates memories of great food and fun while enjoying the spirit and beauty of our desert that is sitting right in front of us. The dinner was started by meeting at the company’s warehouse where the guests that evening loaded up in vans and an old blue school bus for a drive out to the desert north of Phoenix. Have you ever had a moment where you suddenly see something familiar in a while new way? That was this moment for me. The dinner spot was in a place just off the highway that I have driven past many times. It was surreal to see the beauty of what I had been passing by with a different lens.
When we arrived, we were greeted with a delicious sangria cocktail and a wild mushroom tart. It was so delicious we almost made a meal of just those. The first course was a bosc pear with blue cheese and a candied brussel sprouts with apple cider vinaigrette.
Next we ravished on duck confit with endive and citrus reduction plus baby spinach with date vinaigrette. The wine offered, both white and red, was flowing and delicious.
Last course was a roulade of slow roasted managalitsa pork belly with herbs, fennel, root veggies, and a roasted artichoke. Part of the magic was also watching the chef cook up this delicious dinner on site. It made it seem like a glamourous camping dinner. Perhaps there is something to this new glamping trend 🙂
For dinner, there was a scrumptious butterscotch pot de crème plus a chocolate toffee.
Besides the delicious food, being with good friends, and gorgeous weather, we were treated to one of the beautiful Arizona sunsets. What a truly magical and memorable evening! #eatoutthere #desertdinners