I love setting the table for a special occasion. This dinner club evening was one of my favorites.
Kir with crackers, olives and nuts
French Spring Soup
Marinated Shrimp in Champagne Burne Blance
Frisee Salad with Goat Cheese and Balsamic Syrup
Artisinal Cheese Plate
Grand Fruit Salad
Our dining room table is very special. It is made from an old plank door from the house where my grandfather was born. My dad drove it all the way from Mississippi to Upstate New York along with a mantel that we installed around our fireplace. I remember playing in “The Old House” when I was little. The house is gone now. I love that there are pieces of that place here and cherished in our home.
There is a key hole in the table often covered by a place mat or a napkin. Whoever finds himself seated at the keyhole is the honored guest for the evening. : )