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Impromptu Friday Nights: A Guide to Supper Clubs, from Morgan Jones Publishing, revives the idea of weekly dining clubs and covers the details for planning, preparation, etiquette, in our technological age, and provides sumptuous, simple, gourmet recipes.

Author Paul J. Kenney, a VP of Marketing at Kraft Foods Industrial for thirty-five years, has taken his experience and expertise and added his love of food, socializing and meeting new people and created this packed guidebook, packed with treats, tidbits, helpful hints and ideas.

Chapter headings include: Finding the Right People; Mise en Place; The Classic Club; Impromptu Friday nights; The Four Couples Club; Send Out The Email; "I Don't Cook but I know Where to Buy – Hamptons, Memphis;" and Kick-Off Party.

Each section of Impromptu Friday Nights: A Guide to Supper Clubs provides the tools for the planning and preparation. The guide also manages the simple details that can often become the stumbling block of any great event.


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Themes in planning a supper club are the foundation of the dinner and unless hodgepodge, a potpourri of anything goes, bring your best dish, is the idea then a theme such as Italian, Greek or a broader Tailgate, Kick-Off or Cape Cod, Summer at the Shore theme will help focus the dishes.

A gourmand, Kenney provides tantalizing recipes, after the details of the chapter are ironed out, that sound simply yummy like Gorgonzola stuffed shrimp wrapped in bacon; Romaine wedge with Gorgonzola vinaigrette and croutons; Rack of lamb Provençal; Pommes Macaire (a.k.a. potato casserole); Pasta with sausage, olive oil, garlic and fresh herbs; Brussels Sprouts with bacon and caramelized garlic and mustard dill sauce and of course the simple grilled pizza with or without homemade dough (a recipe for pizza dough is provided).

Finding participants for the burgeoning supper club depends on the organizers social reach and the author also includes a list of common choices: Facebook Friends, Colleagues, Neighborhood groups; Membership clubs or Organizations; Schools

Kenney, during his tenure at Kraft used culinary to demonstrate the benefits of products to customers. Within the pages of this quick reference guide he does nearly the same creating sumptous, decadent, delicious dishes put together in chapters built around themes.

Determining who brings what, who hosts, who provides beverages, all addressed. Etiquette in our technologically advanced world can be an issue for some hosts and is addressed in its own chapter. Each supper club builds its own boundaries. Connected or not; socialize with the group or the phone; all put forth with tactful ideas on handling these situation.

Impromptu Friday Nights allows readers to easily plan and complete preparations in advance, serve a great meal, and have fun at their own dinner party. Each chapter is brimming with recipes and wine pairings suggestions.


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No matter the level of culinary expertise the simple instructions in Impromptu Friday Nights provide even the most culinary challenged the expertise needed to host anything from a an amateur dinner party to a classic formal supper club.

Each chapter outlines a different type of club and provides steps for making theme successful and entertaining. With simple menus, recipes and grocery shopping lists include, prep and schedules with wine and cocktail recommendation, Impromptu Friday Nights is an essential book for anyone interested in socializing over meal with friends.

One of the cornerstones behind Impromptu Friday Nights is the French Culinary concept of "mise en place," which, loosely, translated, means put into place. Whether it be a classically trained chef or a weekend warrior hosting a dinner party, the key to success is preparation. Impromptu Friday Nights is a go-to guide for getting it all together.

Impromptu Friday Nights revives the idea of socializing over dinner with neighbors who actually know each other and friends who become more than "like checks" on a social media platform. It is a causal first read, and will become a staple for event menu's dinner parties, for themes, and ideas.

Impromptu Friday Nights takes the stress out of the "idea" of a "dinner party" and provides everything down to a grocery shopping list so nothing is forgotten. The only ingredient to add is the fun.

Impromptu Friday Nights: A Guide to Supper Clubs can be found on Amazon and in select bookstores, on Facebook.

For more information: http://impromptufridaynights.com/