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Last weekend I celebrated my birthday in a big way. Brad had invited all of our closest friends for a wine tasting weekend and we stayed in the beautiful home of Design Blogger, Cindy Hattersley. Since everyone was making a big effort to celebrate with me, I decided that Brad and I should host a home cooked dinner the first evening.


In a selfish move on my part, I also decided that I would serve everything I love most in the world. In fact, it was a dinner designed around what I would want to eat if it was the last supper I would ever consume. So I named our dinner The Last Supper.

My Last Supper Menu

Kiwi & Mint Mojitos

Strawberry & Ricotta Salata Salad

Sourdough & Walnut Raisin Breads

King Crab Legs

Drawn Butter & Sliced Limes

Steamed New Potatoes with Herbs

Grilled Spring Asparagus & Portobello Mushrooms

Coconut Cream Pie


We lit a fire…


and I threw together a simple platter of cheese and crackers for our guests to nibble on when they arrived from their long road trips to our wine country retreat.

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I love Mojitos so with the help of the boys, we made my delicous and refreshing recipe for Kiwi & Mint Mojitos. 

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For the first course I served a Strawberry & Ricotta Salata Salad.



The stars of my main course were these mouth watering King Crab Legs. They sell a 10lb box of King Crab Legs at Costco for $144.00. It’s an indulgence that is well worth every penny! I served them with slices of fresh limes and everyone got their own little bowl of drawn butter for dipping.


I steamed baby new potatoes, tossed them in herbs and more butter and they paired perfectly with the crab.


We dressed Fresh Spring Asparagus and Portobello Mushrooms in extra virgin olive oil, sea salt and fresh ground pepper and the guys grilled them on the BBQ.


My friend Lisa brought us some crusty Sourdough Rolls from a bakery in Davis, California and I picked up a loaf of delicious Walnut Raisin Bread from Costco. Yes, Costco now sells out-of-this world delicious Walnut Raisin Bread. And this was my fabulous Last Supper! I know, plenty of cholesterol and lots of calories but hey, it was a last supper!


My favorite desert in the whole world is Coconut Cream Pie so in lieu of a Birthday Cake I picked up my favorite pie from Marie Callender’s. They make the best Coconut Cream Pie, better than I can make and it saved me a whole lot of effort.

So, here’s where the fun comes in. As we consumed our Last Supper we played the Last Supper Game. We started by asking “What would you eat as your last Appetizer?” We then went around the table and everyone shared what they would have. Next we asked what would be their “last” first course, then side dish, main course and finally their last dessert. It’s a lot of fun and keeps the dinner conversation lively. You also learn a lot about your friends and their choices often include stories about where they ate a particular dish, who prepared it, etc.


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  • What a delicious dinner and I loved everything that you had. Costco does have some wonderful items there. I love so many different items that it would be hard to say what I would like as my Last Supper.
    So glad that everyone had a wonderful time.
    I am going to have a 80th Birthday Garden Party for myself, as you never know what life will bring so I have about 30 people that I am inviting. You have given me a great idea for a game.
    Have a great Memorial Day Weekend.

  • Mary, you sound like the most wonderful woman, full of life and spunk! I’m glad you liked my Last Supper Game and that you plan to incorporate it into your own party. Happy birthday to you too! I’d love to see some photos of your garden party.

  • Oh my gosh…I am not sure such a wonderful dinner has ever been served at Villa Cantina…darn why couldn’t I have been there? So many of my favorite foods…

  • I so wish you could have joined us!!!