Good friends, inspired food and a sunny, 80-degree Washington combined for a glorious outdoor Easter potluck. On the menu: balsamic-braised mushrooms with goat cheese, Greek salad, Moroccan-inspired leg of lamb, apricot carrots, poireaux ménagère (a genius potato, leek and onion dish from the late Lutèce), asparagus tart, Slovenian potica and passion fruit-raspberry tart with whipped cream. Oh, and wines from Algeria, New Zealand, Spain, France and Chile. A holiday of multiple delights—the company not the least of them.
NEWS: Three photos from this feast were accepted by the Los Angeles Times food page, on the Weekend Eats section and in the “Sugar Rush” Section.