Romeo and Juliet

The social distancing dinner date of your dreams Welcome to fair Corona! I mean…Verona. I dreamt about hosting A Midsummer Night’s Dream for a decade before hosting my beloved Midsummer party last year. Never once did it cross my mind to host a Romeo and Juliet themed dinner but last month I was walking my dog…

Romeo & Juliet Chicken

The ultimate date night dinner I came up with this delicious dish for my Romeo and Juliet dinner. Here a whole lemony grilled chicken is smothered in two sauces: Romeo Sauce and Juliet sauce. And may I say, this chicken dish is phenomenal! For Romeo’s sauce, I served a delicious fresh basil pesto because, well,…

A Rose By Any Other Name Cake

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” – Juliet I came up with this cake for my Romeo and Juliet dinner. It’s a Fiori di Sicliia bundt cake served with summer berries and freshly whipped cream. Fiori di Sicilia is perfect for the theme,…

Sun-dried Tomato Pesto

This pesto is to die for. I seriously cannot get enough of it! I love sun-dried tomatoes in pretty much everything but wow does this pack a flavor punch. I ate a grilled cheese with just this and cheddar on sourdough and it blew my mind. What’s so special about this recipe is that it uses…

Homemade Pesto

You forget how great homemade pesto is. It’s so quick and easy too! I don’t like to freeze pesto so I typically make a small batch and gobble it up in a few days. Pesto is so easy to make and adds such incredible flavor to grilled meats, crostini, sandwiches, and so much more. Once…

Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

I have made these hundreds of times but they’ve never appeared on The Rose Table. I’m on a quest to add more basics to my website. If you’re looking for one of the best (and easiest) ways to cook potatoes, you’ve come to the right place. I adore roasted potatoes. They’re far and away my…