When preparing for a dinner party, I believe setting the table is just as important as the food itself. I like to keep to the look fresh and clean rather minimalistic. Flowers are usually a must, at least a couple of candles. I usually use a mixture of white & gray tones, glass, concrete and natural wood. The combination of white and glass creates an illusion of open space and reflects light beautifully from the surrounding surfaces. I also like the contrast between matte and shiny textures. This table setting is from last weekend when we had a small dinner party for six. Our menu included pumpkin soup with crispy bacon and parmesan, roasted quail and coconut lime cake.
For the Bread: Cut a small ciabatta in thin slices and fry in olive oil. Add finger salt. Let them cool on kitchen towel to become crispy and to remove excess fat.
Drink this: Laurent-Perrier Brut. It’s refined crispy and acidic flavour is a refreshing taste. It works great with a mouthful of fois gras.
Roses look modern and beautiful in clear glass vases especially when you clean the stems by removing most of the leaves.
A tip for roses: Too keep them fresh for as long as possible, change the cold water every 3 days and add some nutrionion into them. Score the stem of each rose and peal the dry outer petals away so they look fresher.