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Bonjour + Hola’s Fourth Annual Friendsgiving

Our Fourth Annual Friendsgiving preparations were all complete! And with the sun officially down, our team knew all 70 friends were soon to arrive for an evening filled of gobbling. Hola!

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With K-J AVANT perfectly placed in a bucket, the lights dimmed and the music blasting, I knew this Friendsgiving would be one to never forget!

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With one of the coolest of the cool Latin American restaurants in Fort Greene, being the go-to venue for our dinner this year, the stress was majorly low for this girl when it came to being in charge of all the cooking! Their team had everything pre-picked and created so the guests could focus on bringing their favorite desserts. It was so perfect!

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When the guests began to arrive, we had homemade spinach artichoke dips and pita chips ready for them to devour on the bar and throughout the four long tables Friendsgivingly decorated. Not only did it make them thirsty for K-J AVANT, but it started our evening off to a gobbling start!

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After we had a delicious cocktail hour of catching up, the guests went to their place setting spot I assigned. And as a side note, five couples were created after this dinner thanks to the planning of who I thought would hit it off! Hola.

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The menu was scrumptious and the perfect amount for each guest to chat and enjoy!:

Sunchoke spinach dip with flour tortilla chips
Honey glazed grilled carrots
Brussels sprouts caesar salad
Suckling pig
Duck tacos
Deep-fried turkey
Sweet potato fries with chipotle sauce

It was such a beautiful evening! And all of the decor, from the wine to the setting, perfectly matched.

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We even had a BYOD {dessert that is!} bar for all of the guests to place their dishes!

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One of the most creative desserts was brought by Ashley Foxen of Reality Bites Cupcakes. I’ve never seen such creative cupcakes come out of one kitchen!

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The Reality Bites Cupcake flavor of the night? That would be buttered mashed potatoes…um…yes, please!

If you’re hosting a Friendsgiving dinner this year, I hope this feature inspired you! But don’t forget to look at Bonjour + Hola for more details on the preparations. Happy Weekend!

For food and wine pairing tips, visit the Entertaining section of our website.

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