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Dinner 6: Thanksgiving

The Table

2 Comments 23 November 2010

Contributed by Melissa Ragonese

The Setting: Chilewich mat, Libeco Vence gold linen napkin, David Mellor Classic flatware, and Simon Pearce Cavendish dinnerware

The Setting: Chilewich mat, Libeco Vence gold linen napkin, David Mellor Classic flatware, and Simon Pearce Cavendish dinnerware

This November, in observation of the holiday, we decided to put together a pre-Thanksgiving Thanksgiving for some friends, before the in-laws showed up. The architect of this dinner’s tablescape, Melissa Ragonese, offers her comments below on assembling a simple and modern table setting that maintains touches of the traditional colors and textures of Thanksgiving. Read the recipes in Part 1 and view more photos on our Flickr.

I started with the Libeco Home Vence linen napkins, using them like color swatches to begin a color scheme for our table. picked gold, because I thought the color had a touch mustard-orange and was the start to a subtle, earthy twist on the conventional Thanksgiving color palette. From the napkins, I moved onto the tablecloth, selecting the Libeco Vence tablecloth in café noir, as a dark, simple, backdrop for our table. Linen offers so much more texture and character than your usual cotton tablecloth. I felt the Libeco Fjord celadon tablerunner‘s earthy green color contrasts well with the café noir tablecloth and make the table linen pop a bit. Libeco Home collections always mix together well and allow for more combinations of textures and colors than we can count. When choosing a placemat, I always default to Chilewich, for their robustness and the assortment of colors and textures they come in. The mica Chilewich lattice tablemat, along with the eggplant-colored candles I chose, brings out the tablecloth’s dark brown coloring.

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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

1 Comment 15 October 2010

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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Fruit & Porcelain

No Comments 14 May 2010

Revol, the more-than-a-century-old French porcelain manufacturer, sent us these recipes for two delicious summer desserts. Note that due to the original recipes being in French (and thus the measurements in grams), amounts are stated in ounces rather than cups, but we’re sure gourmets and aspiring gourmets out there can make due. We’ve made the original recipes available as pdf files for download. Revol’s porcelain, with it’s functional beauty, is the epitome of classic craftsmanship and, here, doubles as cook and serving ware.

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