Gwyneth Paltrow at her cookbook launch party – *Evan Sung for NY Times
Whether one likes, loves, or loathes GOOP, one should respect that Gwyneth Paltrow is an ambitious and talented multi-tasker. Personally, I’m fascinated by her. In fact, The New York Times titled a recent article, “She Acts. She Sings. She Cooks?” This past Monday, in celebration of the release of her new cookbook My Father’s Daughter, Paltrow hosted an intimate dinner party and cooked in front of a crowd of “60 of her closest friends, many of them starts themselves” with guests including Cameron Diaz, Martha Stewart, Alex Rodriguez, Christy Turlington, Jessica and Jerry Seinfeld, Mario Batali, Jay-Z, Blythe Danner, and Paltrow’s husband, Chris Martin.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Martha Stewart – *Evan Sung for NY Times
image from Gwyneth’s cookbook of the pappardelle recipe – via One Kings Lane
“There were 13 ducks and 26 celeries, I was chopping all day yesterday,” Ms. Paltrow, dressed in a pristine white frock, told the NY Times, “I’ve never cooked for a party this size. I was completely freaked out by the sizes of stockpots and pans.” The dinner party was held at a palatial home in Manhattan on a tented terrace and “two long tables were set up with simple dinnerware, courtesy of One Kings Lane.” The evening was complete with the three-course menu, all recipes from the cookbook, handwritten on a black chalkboard. The first course was roasted red peppers with anchovies and escarole followed by the main course of pappardelle with a hearty duck ragù (there was a lighter version option as well). And, dessert was a simple dish of berries in caramelized cream, served with coffee. Sounds delicious!
Gwyneth Paltrow’s tablesetting at launch party, provided by One Kings Lane – * Evan Sung for NY Times
Tablesetting via One Kings Lane
via One Kings Lane
Gwyneth preparing food- image via One Kings Lane. (Click here for Gwyneth’s dinner party music play list)
Gwyneth told One Kings Lane (who provided dinnerware for the evening) that her four musts for a great dinner party are: “Good music, a relaxed attitude, alcohol, and one really funny guest.” When it comes to the evening’s playlist, REM, Santogold, MGMT, and the Strokes are some of her go-to artists. And, what’s even better, is that One Kings Lane is offering Gwyneth’s signed cookbook for purchase and her dinnerware picks featured above for sale today! You can also listen to Gwyneth’s dinner party music play list here. I can’t wait to purchase my own copy and try a recipe!
Shop Gwyneth Paltrow’s picks on One Kings Lane through this Sunday – 4/17/11