Last night was the monthly meeting of our Supper Club. Our lovely hostess Laura planned a pizza night that was admirably in keeping with her Paleo diet, meaning that the crusts were made of almond flour. To be honest, I was a bit skeptical about the taste and texture compared to regular wheat flour crusts, but I was surprised at how delicious they were. I really shouldn’t have been surprised because Laura is an excellent cook who would never serve us anything less than the best!
Guests were responsible for bringing toppings: 1 meat, 1 vegetable, 1 cheese. As a result, we had a fantastic spread of options that included sausage, spicy Genoa salami, pepperoni, crab meat, goat and feta cheeses, mozzarella, caramelized onions, roasted peppers, pineapple, hot peppers, homemade pesto, a roasted garlic spread, and lots more.
Dessert was another delicious Paleo-friendly creation — an orange-almond cake topped with blueberry sauce and whipped cream. Positively decadent!
I thought the pizza party idea was a particularly good idea for a supper club theme because of how interactive it is. It was fun to construct our own gourmet pizzas and there was minimal waiting time for them to bake, since the almond crusts were pre-cooked. Next month is at my house, so I’d better get thinking about a good theme idea. Any suggestions?
If you’re interested in reading more about our Supper Club gatherings, here are some past posts about our delicious dinners:
A Mezze Table
A Primal Lifestyle Dinner Party
An Indian Feast
The “Vitamix 750” Dinner Party
A Culinary Jaunt to bell’Italia
Strawberry-themed Paleo Dinner Party
Kali Orexi! Bon Appétit!