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We were lucky enough to sample this amazing spread last night. All the elements of a fun party were there: good friends, food, and music. The best part? We got to kick off our week with that rare treat, the Monday evening dinner party...

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Attending a dinner party on a summer weeknight is so much fun. Nothing is better for removing oneself from the stress of the work week than relaxing with friends and having a good meal.

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The music was great: old records from the 60s and 70s.
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Fried zucchini...so good.
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The beet salad looked and tasted amazing.
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Our lovely hostess, Molly.
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Chicago decks are the best.
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Dessert: ice cream with raspberries and hazelnuts.

Thanks to Tom, Molly, and Ellen for a great dinner party and for putting up with their friend who couldn't stop taking photos of the food!