Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Eddie Ross Makes a House Call ~ Part 1

WHAT IF......Eddie Ross said he'd come do an "Easy Entertaining How To" with you and your friends? You'd say, ABSOLUTELY! Right? Well, that's exactly what happened last week. My friend, Linie and I invited some girl friends over to watch Eddie work his magic at a "Springtime Social & Tabletop Show".



Eddie & Jaithan brought their Etsy items to life by turning Linie's home into a mini Bergdorf Goodman. And lucky us.....we got to shop on the spot!!!





Come along and I'll show you what a fun day we had! And you'll learn the insider secrets that the caterers never tell you! Here's my friend, Linie and I before the party begins!


Linie's house was the perfect setting for a Springtime Soiree!

Here's Eddie doing some prep work in the kitchen....

...and here's the finished result! 

Step by step, Eddie showed us how to upgrade our crudite displays.

After blanching the asparagus, he keeps it overnight in the refrigerator wrapped in paper towels.  To make those darling squash and zucchini bundles, he uses a mandoline to get the super thin slices, then uses these decorative pics from Pearl River. Use glasses of varying heights to add interest.

Eddie's dip recipe:
  • 1/2 carton regular sour cream
  • 1/2 carton low fat sour cream
  • 1/3 bottle curry (any good Indian curry)
  • salt and pepper to taste
In a pinch.....he loves good 'ole Lipton Onion Soup Mix! Who knew???!!!



Next up ~ delicious goat cheese filled phyllo cups, topped with minced grilled vegetables. Eddie used the store bought phyllo cups, piped in a herbed goat cheese, topped with grilled vegetables from the grocery. ( He just finely chops them and trust me....they give it the perfect zest!) Bake at 375 for 10 minutes.  Is your mouth watering yet?

It gets better....check out how he plates it up!
One lucite tray, 1 small marble container and 1 tiny flower frog.
Add, tiny greens....
...and a single bloom...

Add the savory tarts.....and it's complete!

How beautiful is that??!! As Eddie says...."we eat with our eyes."

Stop back this week to see what else Eddie "cooked up"!

What are you serving at your Spring or Summer parties?
xo, Elizabeth

42 comments:

DREAMER'S DEN said...

wow -- impressive presentations.
(what was he like in person? did you get to dish?!)

pretty pink tulips said...

He's the BEST! Warm, kind, funny, soooooo talented.We dished about dishes and more! I'll have more later this week.

Privet and Holly said...

Funny thing, I just saw Eddie mentioned on Kathy Sue's blog, yesterday and I popped over to check him out! Now, here he is again. Perhaps the universe is trying to tell me something? Looks like you all had a fantastic time and both you girls looked gorgeous! Happy Tuesday! xx P&H

pve design said...

He has the midas touch, with everything! How blessed are each of us to have a bit-o-eddie.
You look smashing!!!
pve

Alexis said...

A little bird told me Eddie was in your town! How fun, you NY girls sure have fun!

La Dolfina said...

Looked like such fun. Linnie's home looked beautiful especially with the two of you in it!! I've seen Eddie work his magic in the kitchen... it's pretty impressive. He's so accomplished and makes everything with ease. It's always delicious and beautiful!! What a fabulous event combining secrets of entertaining eating, drinking and shopping hand selected "Eddie Treasures"! I'm sure it was great fun for you and your gal pals!!!
Thanks for sharing :)
xo

katiedid said...

How much fun is THAT! Eddie is the greatest. And to get to buy his picks...even better!

eddieross said...

Hi Elizabeth,

You and Linie were the perfect hosts! We loved meeting all of your fabulous friends and can't wait for another social in the fall. Now what are you waiting for? Invite a few friends over and put those new skills to work!

xo
Eddie + Jaithan

vespa girl said...

How fun!! I'm wishing I was there!! You looked gorgeous...LOVE the necklace!!!!!
xxoo
Katie

Cherish said...

Hi Elizabeth,

What a treat to have Eddie personally teach you the art of entertaining (it truly is an art form). Love the Tassoni Art necklace, BTW, c'est tres chic!!

~Pam
www.cherishtoronto.blogspot.com

rikshaw design said...

he does make it look all so easy!
love your blog!

bentley said...

How fab!!! What a treat and thanks for sharing some of the tips. He's amazing.

pretty pink tulips said...

Thanks so much everyone (and especially E+J!) for the great comments. It really was a treat ~ one that I hope for you all one day. xoxo

The Zhush said...

This was great! You and your girlfriend are adorable! And how great is that coffee table of hers? Sounds like the best time...clearly Eddie is as talented as he is adorable! Makes it all look so easy...I need all the help I can get in the kitchen!

pretty pink tulips said...

Zhush: The coffee table does rock! And, she's a friend of Jen's too!! Consider your invite to the next one --- on its way!!!

Terri, Katie, Vespa Girl, Alexis & P&H - wish you lived closer!

Bentley/PVE --- we'll get you in on the action! Think Fall!!

A Perfect Gray said...

GET OUT!

Kathysue said...

Oh you lucky,lucky girls to Have Eddie in your home and learn from him. I just did a post referring to his Lost Luxuries post. He is a favorite of mine and He and Jaithan are just the best, what a great time you all must have had. Everything looks so lovely and all the food looks Delish and Eddie, well he is just too cute for words. He is a doll!!Oh how I wished I did not live in Calif at times like these. I am so glad you took such great pictures. I loved seeing it all, Happy Tuesday, Kathysue

pretty pink tulips said...

Perfect Gray - pretty fun, right?
Kathysue - Eddie is too cute for words! Wish you lived closer!

isabel said...

Hi Elizabeth, I was hoping you could kindly put up the recipe for the pesto veggie dip he prepared that was very simple yet delicious!
Thank you, and what a great time it was!

Mona Thompson said...

How much fun! My friends would have loved this. I'll be back to see the rest. Pop over to my blog to see some great table settings for parties or Fabulous Fetes.

Karena said...

Such a treat and the most beutiful setting. If Eddie likes Kipton Soup Dip that means I acan keep fixing Rotel dip!!

I loved the workshop we had together in Kansas City!

ashlina {the decorista} said...

oh lovely. i am eddies biggest fan and this looks like it must have been the best time! :)

Suzanne said...

Wow, how fun was that to have Eddie cook in your own kitchen! Your house is beautiful. Good luck with your new blog! Check out mine if you get a free moment! I live up the coast from you!
Suzanne in Connecticut.

Mrs. Blandings said...

What a beautiful home and great idea. Eddie and Jaithan are the best - you're lucky to have them so close.

Cashon&Co said...

i am in awe at that crudite tray. i am going to have to bookmark this. wow.

me and mrs. jones said...

love it all, and must confess i am more than a little jealous that you entertained these lovely gentlemen! please share more...we're all living vicariously!

pretty pink tulips said...

Karena - I love Rotel. Sometimes, you just need a little Velveeta!
Ashline - thanks so much for stopping by today!
Suzanne - thanks for stopping by - I'm on my way over!
Mrs. Blandings - I agree...so lucky to have them close!
Cashion - It was like watching genius - no kiddin!
Me & Mrs Jones - for the record, my husband played that song WAY too many times during 1999/2000 when we lived in San Fran. I'll be back with more on Friday!!

Hello Lover... said...

He's like magic!

Thanks so much for sharing so many details! The lipton soup mix dip is one of my favorites to make on the fly!

Hamptontoes said...

That looks like more fun than a barrel of monkeys! This summer I'll be having lots of weekend BBQ's on our back deck and throwing dinner parties with close friends (not 50 like you though!) I saw Eddie speak about a year and half ago (it was one of my first nights out of the house when my son was about 5 or 6 months old...he had colic), anyway Eddie made such an impression on me. He was very funny, incredibly passionate about his work, down to earth and seemed to be such a great guy! His appetite for living life mimics my own...it's large! Thanks for sharing such a fun evening with all of us.

Deliciously Organized said...

Oh my goodness! What a lovely night. I love Eddie. And what wonderful tips!

Shandell's said...

Hi Elizabeth,

Entertaining is the best with Eddie.

So glad to have found your blog, Eddie raves about you.

Will check back often.

susan

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