And I know it was because of all the help I got here! Thank you to everyone for their help, suggestions, and guidance.
Some shots (I'm a better cook than a photographer - sorry):
The meal: (Chicken Kiev, Roasted Garlic Mashed potatoes and Georgian Eggplant with walnuts.
Dessert - sadly no photos as we were all too busy scarfing it down. - Apples Sharlotka (abso*freaking* lutely fabulous!)