Monday, May 9, 2016

Dinner with Friends


Dinner with friends on the upper west side of Manhattan was planned for several weeks even if the preparations were somewhat last minute. One friend helped me set the table in all of ten minutes tops, which included running around the corner and grabbing tulips for a centerpiece; purple, orange and red pulling everything together. 

Poirot would have not been happy since we were 7 and not 8, but that mattered little, everyone quite cozy at a table that seats 10 with added leaves. On this evening 2 out of 3 were put into service—and I ironed the table cloth right on the table with a thick pad underneath. Such a hack that. But a good one. 

Oh my, but the Prosecco flowed! As did a lovely Tabarrini rose. 

It must be spring. 

4 comments:

  1. so lovely to entertain at home!! and candlelight fixes anything - lovely.

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    1. Thank you for you comment, ArchitectDesign! It is indeed wonderful to entertain at home.

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  2. Lovely setting, beautifully done. We just had our first "official" dinner in the new/old house, and I was so happy to be once again - finally - surrounded by good friends, with good food, pretty things, and candlelight. And, yes, the prosecco/cava flowed here, too - plus a bottle of Veuve to "launch" us. : )

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    1. Thank you for your comment, Stephilius! And congratulations on your triumphant return to your digs, and the wonderful dinner with friends that followed. Yes—there is nothing like candlelight.

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