Dinner 20: Back to School

The Dinner

No Comments 10 July 2012

jars ceramics poeme dinnerware on chileiwch chamomile bambo placemats

For Dinner 20, we left the cooking to a professional (you can see the complete menu here), letting us concentrate on assembling a beautiful summer table setting at our friend Marshall’s craftsman bungalow. We went tableclothless, exposing the veneered mahogany grain of Marhsall’s table, on which chamomile Chilewich Bamboo placemats set off the rich color of the wood with a bright pop of summery exuberance. Continue Reading

Dinner 20: Back to School

The Menu

No Comments 03 July 2012

david mellor cafe flatware and sea scallop

Amidst this New England heat wave, we took some time to cool off with wine and fresh seafood at a friend’s Cambridge dinner table. That friend and loyal Didriks customer is named Marshall, although the kids at Milton Academy probably know him better as Mr. Carter. That’s right, we ate at the principal’s table.

Marshall, being the gracious host that he is, arranged for Benji, who moonlights as a private chef, to come in and take care of the cooking. In his day job, Benji works at Milton Academy dining services. But, he’s not any old lunch-man. He’s responsible for much of the gourmet catering that emerges from the swinging doors of Milton’s kitchens for its many functions & fundraisers. Continue Reading


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