Absolution - Brandy & Forgiveness

Seven Deadly Sins Dinner (Absolution)

Brandy & Forgiveness

After a wonderful meal of sinfully good food, and sinful confessions, it seemed only fair that absolution be given. As the official Confessor, the power was granted to me to forgive all sins. I made some of them sweat a bit.

We sat around the table enjoying our brandy and enjoying each other. After all, that is why you go through all this time and effort: good friends, good fellowship, and great food!


Since word of my dinner has spread, everyone wants in. They want to know how to do it or, more often, they want me to help them do it. I have been bombarded with requests for variations on the theme.

I was asked to create a Vegetarian version, a Seafood version and an Italian version so far. The possibilities are exciting and endless.

Future Changes/Additions:

I enjoyed every part of the night but if I had to do it over again I might have made a few changes.

  • The casual atmosphere was nice, but when you go to this much work, why not make it a little more formal? It is fun to get dressed up every once in awhile.

  • I wish I had done more “theme” decorating. I think a red tablecloth overlaid with a sheer lacy black one would be divine.

  • I would add more candles and less natural light.

  • And while the music was low-key and just my style, something more gothic, like Mozart’s Requiem might have fit the mood too.

  • Someone even suggested that each guest come as a different deadly sin. That would be a sight.

I won't lie; there is a good bit of work involved in preparing a seven-course dinner. However, if I can do this, you can do this. Do as much as you can beforehand so you can spend time with your guests and not be held captive in your kitchen. Do not stress, people will notice, and it will affect the mood. Have your friends help you in the kitchen. This meal is meant to be fun for everyone, including you.

Good luck, and let me know how you did. (And you BETTER include those confessed sins too!)


P.S. I'd like to thank Kathy for all her help in making this dinner a success and for the wonderful photography.

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Marg Marshall said...

This sounds absolutely fabulous. And lots of WORK! I can't imagine how you did all this work, then enjoyed the evening! I would be checked in somewhere! I wish you could quit your day job and just do this for for pay - you are absolutely gifted. I'm sure you could never charge enough to make it worth your while to do it for others. I have some questions...will go to your email to ask you. marg

Anonymous said...

Sounds like such fun! I imagine it could be just as much fun, with a group of foodie friends, to get them in on the act and assign each one a sin, and have everybody bring one course. Still, as host I'm sure I would want to provide the main course.

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