While we’re all basically at home it’s fun to move the dinner venue around. Husband’s Covid project has been installing a wine cellar and tasting room in our basement, and recently I hosted an intimate dinner down there, even though the project is on-going. (will Covid ever end?)
There were seven of us, so we moved chairs, linens, flowers, candles, speakers, even small serving tables downstairs. The chocolate cake was staged on a small table. I cooked and plated everything in the kitchen proper, short ribs over polenta, simple green salad.
With Valentine’s Day on the weekend horizon, I’m all about eating dinner in, and maybe throwing a curve ball with where the table is laid. Short ribs are a perfect make ahead entrée, as is chocolate cake.
The night you see here we had so much to celebrate, Ethan and Lindsey had just become engaged, it was New Year’s Eve, and Elizabeth’s twenty-second birthday. Dinner in the wine cellar was just the thing to make it all feel special.
Table could be anywhere, the bedroom, the living room, or outdoors on a blanket, weather permitting. It’s simply about adding a touch of novelty, a small hint of surprise.
Every day dress, dinner in the wine cellar.