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A Beef and Portobello Mushroom Bourguignon Dinner Party

This Beef and Portobello Mushroom Bourguignon dinner party was so fun! I throw one every year, and this time, I was so happy to throw one for family!

8 deviled eggs on a plate about to be garnished.

On the menu! Traditional dill deviled eggs, stuffed brussels sprouts, a beautiful baked gruyere, a hearty Beef and Portobello Mushroom Bourguignon (of course) beet & pear salad and pumpkin cheesecake mousse!

I also served some elegant Lavender French Gimlets before dinner.

I always dreamed of having a fancy family dinner party when I was little. The ladies in my family always made such beautiful food and decorated their homes so elegantly, no matter how much money they had.

This was my first, real fancy lady dinner party for family. It was just as lovely as I hoped it would be.

I made some traditional and curry deviled eggs as appetizers. Here are the naked little eggs, awaiting their garnishes.

9 different colored deviled eggs garnished with red pepper and chives on a white plate.

All dressed up and ready to serve!

9 stuffed brussels sprouts on tin foil.

I thought I’d include a few of these delicious little stuffed Brussels sprouts.

Baked gruyere beside slices of bread on a white plate.

I made an absolutely divine baked gruyere!

Baked gruyere after it's been cut, with the cheese and raspberry preserves dripping out.

It didn’t last long.

A closeup of a sprig of lavender on top of a cocktail glass filled with a cocktail, next to a silver cup.

I served my magical Lavender French Gimlets. They’re one of my top 5 cocktail party drinks. I made my very own cocktail lavender from organic lavender flowers. It’s so easy to create, and makes a fantastic gift!

A pot of beef bourguignon.

Dinner time! My majestic Beef and Portobello Mushroom Bourguignon! Honestly, the recipe is so non-traditional, I can barely get away with calling it that, but I think it’s close enough. For the recipe, click here!

A silver plate with beet salad on a table with candles, cups and plates.

I also served an incredibly tasty beet and pear salad on the side. Theres nothing like paring rich Autumn flavors like Beef Bourguignon with earthy, fresh vegetables.

6 small cups of pumpkin mousse with whipped cream on top, next to a plate of mocha jello truffles.

And for dessert, heavenly pumpkin cheesecake mousse with salted caramel and gingersnap crumble crust!

6 jello truffles in a fish-shaped plate.

I also made these shockingly tasty Baileys Irish Cream and Cold Brew Mocha Coffee jello truffles! 

If you try this recipe or any of my tasty drinks or treats, make sure to take a picture and tag me on Instagram! I love to see your creations! And don’t forget to follow me on Pinterest for more loveliness, too.

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