Tuesday, June 25, 2013

TABLE.


Is there nothing more pretty than fresh flora on the dining room table?

Last weekend was Food Club, and it was my privilege to host. A fabulous excuse to dress up the dining room, and get in touch with my creative side. It was so much fun rummaging through old scrapbooking supplies, ribbons, cutting up beautiful teal and burgundy leaves and putting them into teeny tiny bottles.

It isn't very often that a tablecloth is used at our place. So, the ambience of candles, dimmed lights, the smell of vanilla and cinnamon wafting in heavy aromas before dinner was served was almost as heady and enjoyable as dinner itself.

Oh! And here was the menu (the theme was gluten-free):

DRINKS
Peach flip
Punch

ENTREE
Grilled polenta wedges with spicy tomato sauce
Asparagus + goats cheese frittata

MAINS
Brown sugar glazed turkey meatloaf
Smoked salmon pizzas with a gluten free pizza base
Quinoa, zucchini + parmesan slice
Pear with Poppy Seeds, Fennel, Dill + Roquefort
Stuffed tomatoes with brown rice, mint + feta

DESSERT
Mini lemon, ricotta + almond cakes
Strawberry Choc Chip Sherbet
Choc Hazelnut Biscotti

Do you get a chance to dress up your table every now and then?