Monday, April 2, 2012

Fabulous Dinner Party


My good friend David had a fabulous dinner party Saturday night.  The food was fantastic, the wine exceptional, and the company wonderful.  He sets a great table, doesn't he?

17 comments:

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

We need to have you and David over for dinner. We have been so busy since getting back from Asia that we are behind on socializing with our friends.

brattcat said...

my mouth waters just looking at the table.

Shaun_ShutterBug said...

Can i come next time :)
Shaun
Valleys ShutterBug

Teresa said...

I just swoon over an elegantly set dinner table!

Jarart said...

Very pretty. So many questions, what was on the menu, did David's dog stay at your house all alone or did he get to go home?

Magpie said...

Gorgeous...takes me back to days when things were done in style.

Lowell said...

Would you like to introduce us to your good friend, David? :-)

Yes, he sets a gorgeous table and it sounds as if everything else was just as superb!

RedPat said...

Quite elegant!

Bruce Taylor, a.k.a. Catalyst said...

I count 7 dining utensils at each place setting. Yes, I'd like to know the menu, too!

Regina K said...

This looks like a wonderful setting for a dinner party.

Randy said...

How fun. I love that light fixture.

Jack said...

So how come I wasn't invited? He does set a handsome table.

Thérèse said...

It is always such a pleasure to sit at a handsome table. An excellent start to an excellent time together.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

He certainly does Sharon, Love the centre of the table vase of flowers, the finishing touch!!

David said...

I love checking Sharon's site, especially when I'm featured! :-)

Thanks for the kind words on the table setting. The silver was my great grandmother's, the chandelier belonged to my grandmother, and the china was given to me by my mother. The dinner consisted of 7 courses:

1. Garlic crostini with smashed edamame in olive oil, drizzled with balsamic vinegar.
WINE: Champagne
2. Shrimp marinated in citrus, vodka, and jalapeno.
WINE: Riesling
3. Tangerine sorbet
4. Cream of asparagus soup
WINE: Sauvignon Blanc
5. Roast English filet accompanied by Brussels sprouts tossed in orange marmalade and horseradish mashed potatoes
WINE: Cabernet Sauvignon
6. Endive sprinkled with bleu cheese crumbles and pecans, drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette
WINE: Whatever was left in your glass!
7. Amaretto flavored Italian custard (semifreddo)
WINE: I can't recall! I think we had a few bottles making the rounds by this point.

Those of you who were paying close attention to the silver will notice I misplaced the soup spoon (the sorbet came prior, so the two spoons should have been in reverse order. Oops).

JM said...

He surely does, it's beautiful!

Kate said...

With a table setting and that wonderful menu, who notices a misplaced spoon or two. When can we meet you, David?!