Recently I hosted a Pot Luck Dinner Party for a group of foodie friends, and it was a great success. I had heard the term before, but had to ask my American friend what it actually entailed.
It is as it sounds, everyone brings a dish each and its potluck what you get. We decided to create a theme and allocate a course, and with 12 people (6 couples) this worked well. In fact the two dessert guests teamed up and created a dessert tasting plate. Our theme was Asian, and dishes included, for entrée, Sang choi bow, rice paper rolls and a little spicy pork mince on pineapple wedges. Main course was Tempura, expertly cooked by our friend Rick, crispy skinned chicken in a coffee five spice broth and sticky beef (Kylie Kwong’s version) served with rice, and for dessert we had a mango cheesecake, chilli chocolate mouse and lime ice-cream (YUM).
We themed the table and served Sake, which caused some headaches the next morning, but the night was such a great success, we have decided to go through the alphabet and the next Pot Luck dinner is looking like either Bulgarian, Bogan or BBQ. Chicko roll anyone?