Greece was on the travel schedule in 2020, but thanks to Covid it was one of many things that didn’t happen. In my mind, however, are images that inspired table and menu for a long overdue gathering of our Maine gourmet group.
When I think of Greece, sparkling blue seas and glistening white buildings come to mind.
It is no surprise those colors should provide inspiration for a table. Surprisingly, I don’t have much blue and white, but a quick trip to Goodwill solved the problem. There I found enough mismatched pieces for a table setting.
The dishes pair well with much loved blue water glasses which this time around will be for wine.
Blue and white napkins with a pattern making me think of the sea complete each setting.
Thoughts of Greece also include lemons, bougainvillea and olive oil which inspired a simple centerpiece. Though rhododendrons, the blossom colors are those of bougainvillea that contrast with pristine white walls.
Whether or not this table resembles one around which we would have sat in Greece, it does attempt to capture its colors and textures. Hopefully the meal being planned will do so as well.
Until whenever, I’m still dreaming of experiencing the real thing!