Elegant Dining

Elegant Dining

Create a Fresh and Elegant

setting for your next dining party!

Clean lined crystal stemware set the stage for toasts and wine pairings with each course!

The refined texture of a linen table cloth with matching patterned napkins casually pulled through acrylic napkin rings embellished with live greenery and berries are the perfect accessory for a dramatic black and white dinner plate.   Add a touch of ambient glow with three inch white candles of varying heights nestled in sleek silver trays to evoke the mood of contemporary classic dining.

Inspire your table setting with a fresh spring floral centre piece!

The flowers suggested by Susan Ramsey owner of Ramsey and Ramsey Flower Merchants were creamy, dreamy roses, attention getting drama queen black centered gerber style daisies, fresh green tinged hydrangeas, whimsical feather ferns intensified by black berries of local privet hedges.

Whether this elegant table setting is for spring dining with friends or another special dining event, paying special attention to the details will make your evening an elegantly styled Diva hostess success!


For your Spring Dining…

My favorite Caesar Salad recipe

Tangy and Light Caesar Dressing

  • 2/3 cup 1% plain yogurt * see note below
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp anchovy paste
  • 1 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp honey
  • splashes Tabasco + Worcestershire sauce
  • salt + fresh ground black pepper to taste

Place all ingredients in a bowl and whisk to combine.  Cover and refrigerate until ready to use. Will keep up to one week kept in tightly-sealed jar. 

*Note: I like to use 1% yogurt. To make it creamier I fold a couple layers of cheese cloth and lay in a sieve.  Spoon in 2/3 cup yogurt. Let sit for approximately 1/2 hour while excess liquid drips through cheese cloth. The result is a thick creamy greek style yogurt with less calories.




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