Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Romantic Dinner Party

It's been so long my friend, but I was just too excited about tonight's Valentine's Dinner Party that I couldn't help but post a few pictures from the night. The tablescape was set in white and platinum for an elegant but classy night. Four course dinner menu included curry butternut squash soup, roasted butternut squash salad with Bergeron pecans, Applewood smoked bacon and red wine vinaigrette, coq au vin with braised onions and sauteed mushrooms, and mousse au chocolate.

Tablescape was scraped together from bits and pieces that I already have around the house, most of which are thrift and dollar store finds. I love grabbing silver serving pieces from the thrift store. Even if they aren't in perfect condition, they make great centerpieces. I use the pitcher as a vase all the time and I it only cost me $8. I don't even worry about polishing them that often because I like the semi tarnished vintagey feel . I also have a gravy boat that has seen better days for actually serving food but I use it all the time as a candle holder.  Vases and candles are all random Ikea, Dollar Tree and thrift finds, so the only things I purchased and didn't already have on hand already were flowers and the little $2 silver hearts I found in the wedding section at wally world. 

It was a great night spent breaking bread with the best of friends and I hope to do it again sometimes. I desperately miss our group's big potluck dinner nights and it was so comforting to enjoy sharing good food with great friends.