If we can’t get out of town for the weekend, for a culinary visit to the Hamptons, where my husband Matt and I gather fresh seasonal ingredients at our favorite markets and farm stands, we typically do the same thing right here in NYC. It’s fun to create a locavore meal and something to look forward to as the sun sets over the rooftops. Invite some good friends, open a bottle of local wine and set the right mood with some inspiring new dinnerware sets!
For great summer entertaining in the city, why not bring a little country right to your table? There's an abundance of fresh meat, poultry, fish and produce to be found at green markets in cities throughout the country. Sure, I’d rather be clipping sprigs of fragrant rosemary in our chef’s garden, but I can find everything I need right here as well, including fresh baked goods and delectable desserts.
Matt plays chef for the evening, conjuring up his summer specialties, like sweet corn salad with tomatoes, English peas and chives, while I set the mood and the table. For a Scandinavian summer in the country theme, this notNeutral dinnerware in fresh green and brown, with an Alessi Blow Up Bamboo centerpiece is perfect! Or if you'd rather be by the sea, you can't go wrong with Dansk classic blue and white nautical stripes or their Arabesque pattern, for a retro Mediteranean feel.
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