"These are nibbles, just to enhance the cocktail," said Bosia.
By the time the first (slightly early) guests arrived, Obranovich was whisking together a salad dressing made from freshly squeezed lemon and blood orange juice, cider vinegar and olive oil.
The couple has lived and traveled around the world and their stylish apartment is beautifully appointed with furniture, art, books and tablewares gathered from Paris, Italy, New Orleans and India, among other places.
For this reason, the couple had created a temporary staging and bussing area in a cubby under the stairway back by the bedroom door.Hinting that it was against his better judgement, Obranovich also noted that he had ceded appetizers to Bosia.A light assortment of nuts, pickled vegetables and crackers were arranged artfully on a low table in front of the sofa.Obranovich, a longtime restaurant chef who is currently assistant prepared foods manager at City Market, and Bosia, an associate professor of political science at St. They have not entertained much yet, however, in their new, smaller, urban home to which they moved last spring from Hardwick where the couple co-founded Claire's Restaurant and Obranovich was executive chef.Their recently renovated 1,050-foot, two-floor apartment is compact but the living area is filled with light thanks to a wall of glass sliding doors looking out onto the Winooski River."People walk by here all the time," Bosia said.After juicing the grapefruit, scrape as much pulp as you can from the rind. Gently roll into a circle and place on a sheet pan and roast in a 425-degree oven until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. For cocktail, combine gin, Cocchi Americano and Amaro in a pitcher and stir.