Planning the Ultimate Friendsgiving

Good food, good wine and fabulous women=Friendsgiving. Recently, I had the pleasure of joining some friends to enjoy Thanksgiving inspired favorites and celebrate this delightful & delicious holiday 🙂 It was hosted by my girl, and my favorite wine diva, Wine with Nat. She hosted and coordinated every detail and I am delighted that we came together to collab on this 🙂

-2 weeks before: plan a menu and select dishes that are delicious and well rounded. Decide what you will serve and what wine pairings are suitable. The food was provided by Miami event catering company, Cuisine & Events. The menu we enjoyed is listed below.


Starter:                    Butternut Squash Soup with Apple and Bacon

Wine:                          Masseria Altemura Fiano

Starter:                    Arugula, Fennel and Orange Salad

Wine:                          Zonin Prosecco

Starter:                    Cheddar Polenta cakes topped with Ratatouille

Wine:                          Masseria Altemura Rosato

Main Dish:               Fig-glazed Roast Turkey meatballs with Traditional Gravy and Cornbread Chorizo Stuffing

Wine:                          Masseria Altemura Sasseo

Dessert:                   Banana Walnut Mini Cupcakes

Wine:                          Castello del Poggio Moscato


Zonin Prosecco and Castello del Poggio Moscato are available at most neighborhood grocery stores or Total Wine & More. The Estate wines (Masseria Altemura Fiano, Rosato, and Sasseo) are registered in Florida and are available for purchase in any wine shop. Many thanks to the Florida Wine Academy for the perfect pairings!

* One week before: Get organized and make your final to-do lists. Plan your table setting and make your seating chart, if you want one, and place cards. Don’t forget to plan what you will wear 🙂

* The day before- set the table and arrange the center pieces. All the furniture and tableware used was from West Elm. Tinseldot, a Miami event design company styled every perfect detail.

* The day of- chill the wine and the cocktails and have a fabulous time!

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