As often happens, what is already on the table inspires what happens next. In this case, it’s the wonderful piece of antique embroidered cloth that is used for a runner, the flowers and the female figure that determined both the table setting and the menu for the first gathering of the Maine gourmet group.
The yellow in the cloth and the flowers made it easy to pick plates, a pale yellow from Tagg. At first, I thought not to have placemats, but these multicolored straw ones from TJ Maxx begged to be used.
Because the little lady reminded me of a Spanish señora, it seems a good time to recreate some of the favorites from our recent Foodie Adventure in Spain.
I can never resist doing a little something to a napkin. Here it is folded in half, the upper left corners are turned back and the napkin is folded in half again to create a nice little pocket for the flatware.
Changes will follow as the cups and saucers are replaced with blue bowls filled with our favorite cod with white beans, shrimp and chorizo (recipe here) that will become the main attraction. Let me tell you, it doesn’t get better than this.
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