Let’s get this party re-started!

Saute: a quick method of cooking // Soiree: a party or gathering of friends

Find something you’re passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.

— Julia Child

Saute & Soiree came to life for some very simple reasons: I love good food and wine, I love meeting new people and I love connecting those I encounter.

In 2015, I started a pop up supper club after girlfriends kept begging to actually eat the food I made, versus salivating over the tantalizing pictures I kept posting on Facebook and Instagram. After a fun, successful night, I decided to pursue this passion more formally and the first official Saute & Soiree event was Asian Fusion Night.

Asian Fusion Night’s Main Course:
Five Spice Salmon over Bok Choy and Shitakes with Chinese Mustard Sauce

About 10 friends came over to my condo and they enjoyed watching me cook up a three course meal that we enjoyed over BYOB beverages. We were also treated to a Sake service by a friend who had spent a great deal of time in Tokyo. (I learned that the host never pours her own sake!)

This adventure started while I lived in Nashville, Tennessee, and in 2016, I moved to Tampa, Florida. After the move (and some disruption) my foodie pursuits slowed a bit. But as Julia so sagely recommends – stick with your passions! I am so happy and serene when I’m in the kitchen. I enjoy cooking amazingly delicious food and keeping it on the healthy side. Most of all, I love sharing and that’s why I’m here — to share my food — and who knows, maybe have a soiree with you soon!

Stay tuned to see where this adventure goes…


Chef Andrea

Chef Andrea, center, with girlfriends at Una Bella Notte, an Italian-inspired night in 2016

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