Dinner 5: European Country

An Interview with David Reiss

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David Reiss of Match Pewter

David Reiss of Match Pewter

For our latest dinner, we decided to break out the good stuff. Match Pewter’s Convivio dinnerware and Gabriella flatware came to mind immediately. For us, it’s the perfect combination of clean design and fine, quality materials. And it has just the right amount of European flair to sit well on a table inside an antique store. We called up David Reiss, who founded Match in 1995, to ask him a few questions. As a designer, with a passion for Italy and the Italian tradition of artisanship, he has an intelligent and poetic perspective that carries through into every last piece of pewter Match makes. We’re happy he was able to shed some light on his products and process.

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Dinner 5: European Country

An Interview with Chef Robert Harris

No Comments 01 November 2010

Chef Robert Harris of Season to Taste Catering

Chef Robert Harris

For our fifth dinner we partnered with Robert Harris of Season to Taste Catering (winner of Best of Boston 2010), who set up a kitchen in European Country Antiques and served up a delicious fall meal. Below he answers a few questions on the evening’s food as well as his ideas on cooking and serving food. We’re excited about his plans to continue to cooperate with Didriks and the Dinner Series. For more, read Part 2 and visit the Flickr gallery.

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Dinner 5: European Country

The Table

No Comments 21 October 2010

For this October dinner party, in the showroom of European Country Antiques, we decided on setting a table with Libeco Home Belgian linen in harvest colors, Simon Pearce Cavendish glassware, and classic and sturdy Match Pewter dinnerware and flatware. Mouse over the image of the setting below for details.

Match Pewter Convivio plates, Revol Basalt slate plate, Simon Pearce Cavendish wine glass, and Libeco Belgian linen Brisbane tablecloth table setting

Our harvest table, inspired by the casual elegance of the European country

Read Part 2 and view more pictures on our Flickr.

Dinner 5: European Country

The Dinner

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Contributed by Hairee Lee

For our fifth dinner, Didriks joined up with European Country Antiques and Season to Taste Catering for an eight-person dinner party in the antique-filled showroom of European Country Antiques. See photos from the event on our Flickr.

The main players: Robert Harris, a Boston chef and owner of Season to Taste Catering, recently awarded Best of Boston 2010, who catered the meal; Ed Stuart, owner of European Country Antiques and host of the dinner in his sumptuous store; Jonathan Henke, owner of Didriks, who provided the tableware; Hi-Rise that provided the bread and the wine; and Renée McLeod from Petsi Pies, who baked the dessert.

All local businesses located in Cambridge, they came together to create a memorable dining experience, and by dining I mean the wine, the cuisine, the conversation and laughter, the ambiance, the service all combined to create a wonderful affair that was more than the sum of its parts.

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