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Nicole Cari’s Lobster Rolls

But it's all about that lobster roll

THE MENU

Appetizer: Zucchini Cakes with Sour Cream, Dill and Smoked Trout; Goat’s Milk Cheeses with Sea Salt Crackers; Served with Champagne

Main Course: Lobster Rolls, Homemade Coleslaw and Potato Chips, Served with Rose

Dessert: Baked Peaches with an Almond Butter Crumble and Vanilla and Pistachio Ice Cream

THE MUSIC

 Pandora set on Jay-Z

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Name: Nicole Cari

Hometown: Chicago

Current Location: Los Angeles

Day Job: Senior Marketing & Press Director at Band of Outsiders

In the kitchen, I swear by: My wooden spoon, salt, and butter

Must-have serving items: Cheese knives, cloth napkins, trays and pitchers

If I could cook for anyone, who would it be and what? Ina Garten. Something with “good olive oil” that’s “just fabulous”.

Most incredible dinner out: il Gatto Nero (Lake Como, Italy)

Nicole’s TOP Hostessing Tips:

1. Prepare everything before guests arrive.

2. Have a co-pilot in the kitchen.

3. Don’t wear shoes in your own house.

4. Invite the right mix of people. It’s exclusive sometimes, but necessary!

5. Use different areas and set-ups for different parties to keep regular guests guessing.

Photography by Nick Walker