Bali Reunion Steak Dinner Party

So last night we hosted a little party for the folks that made the trek all the way out to Bali for our wedding.  I made food, we watched the video, looked at pictures and just hung out and reminisced.  There were 14 of us so I wanted to do some simple summer food.  Here was the line up:

Mediterranean salad with mixed greens, dill, parsley, mozzarella, artichoke hearts, and olives in a balsamic vinegarette

Heirloom Tomatoes sliced with a little olive oil

Grilled Vegetables with a balsamic glaze

Summer Potatoes

Italian Style Marinated Tri-Tip

Rum Cake

This meal is great cause you can really make everything ahead of time and just grill or broil the meat about an hour before you want to eat.  I have kept this marinade recipe a secret for a long time, but after high demand, here it is:

Italian Style Beef Marinade


½ cup Balsamic Vinegar

½ cup whosteshire sauce

1/3 cup soy sauce

1/3 cup olive oil

½ of a lime or 1 tbsp. lime juice

4 cloves garlic

1 tbsp. basil

1 tsp. oregano

salt and pepper to taste


Whisk balsamic, whosteshire and soy, drizzle in olive oil, slowly add everything else.  Add meat, flip every 30 minutes for 2-3 hours.  (even easier, just put the meat and marinade in a zip lock bag and store is a meat drawer in your frig till you are ready.  You could leave it up to 2 days)

Let me know if you have any questions!

And here is a picture from our wedding in Bali taken by the great Laura Grier.