Rustic Garden Dinner Party

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Blueprint Collage

Photography by Stacie Flinner

Party checklist

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Purchase

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Prep

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Assemble

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Tablescape

Additional Tip

Wrap bread in kraft paper and tie with twine. Add a rosemary twig for a festive garnish.

Prep

Prepare perfect party food.

Cheese Platter with Herbs

Ingredients

  • 16 oz burrata
  • 1 wheel of camembert
  • 1 lb green grapes
  • 1/2 cup chopped hazelnuts
  • 1 bunch sage
  • 1 bunch chives
  • good honey
  • black pepper

Directions

Wash, dry and place grapes at the center of a cutting board or serving tray. Nestle camembert and burrata on opposite sides of the grapes. Sprinkle chopped chives on the camembert, and chopped hazelnuts, sage and honey on the burrata. Crack a little pepper over both cheeses and place water crackers in a bowl.

Wash, dry and place grapes at the center of a cutting board or serving tray. Nestle camembert and burrata on opposite sides of the grapes. Sprinkle chopped chives on the camembert, and chopped hazelnuts, sage and honey on the burrata. Crack a little pepper over both cheeses and place water crackers in a bowl.

Warm Pear, Prosciutto & Burrata Salad

Ingredients

  • 2 packages of 8 oz burrata
  • 2 bags arugula
  • 3 ripe pears
  • 8 oz prosciutto

Dressing

  • 4 tablespoons warm honey
  • 4 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil (or oil of choice)
  • salt & pepper

Directions

Wash, dry and divide arugula between two serving plates. Tear prosciutto and divide between two plates. Cut pears into slices (or quarters) and place in a pan over medium heat with one tablespoon of EVOO. Warm the pears slightly but be sure not to burn. Divide warm pears between dishes. Place one ball of burrata at the center of each plate, drizzle both salads with the dressing and sprinkle a few cracks of pepper directly on the burrata. Serve warm.

Baked Salmon

Ingredients

  • 8 6-oz filets
  • 2 lemons
  • pepper
  • EVOO
  • Rosemary and chive sprigs for garnish
  • White truffle salt

Directions

Line baking sheet with foil. Evenly space salmon filets on sheet and lightly brush with EVOO, sprinkle with pepper. Bake at 425 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until salmon is cooked through and flakes when you touch it with a fork. Arrange on platter with lemon slices, garnish with rosemary and chives and sprinkle with truffle salt.

Dinner Rolls

  • Buy from store
  • Add chopped chives
  • Save time by purchasing Madeleine’s from the store

Assemble

Pull it all together in just a few easy steps.

Timeline

1 week prior

Purchase decor Items

 

3 days prior

Purchase groceries/herbs/wine

Pot herbs

 

1 day prior

Purchase salmon to ensure freshness

Make rosemary syrup and madeleines

 

Day of

Set table

Prep food and drink as instructed

Estimated Budget

8 People

Decor: $150

Food: $50 – $100

Beverage: $30 – $50

TOTAL: $230 – $300

Styling tips

Stacie shares instructions and tips for creating this beautiful tablescape.

WHAT YOU NEED

  • Fringed table runner
  • Blue and white striped napkins
  • 2-3 pots depending on table size
  • 5-7 herb plants per pot
  • Potting rocks
  • Brown paper
  • Twine
  • Scissors

Most grocery stores carry potted herbs in their flower section, and Trader Joe’s has an especially reliable herb selection. You’ll need 5-7 herb plants per pot. Pick out a mix to give your pots a full look with varied heights. My favorite herbs for centerpieces are sage, thyme, rosemary, and cilantro. They’ll make the table smell wonderful without competing with the food.

Place 1-1.5 inches of garden rocks in the bottom of the pot, then unpackage the herb plant and arrange with other plants in pot. Wipe down sides and water a little every other day leading up to the party.

TIP 1

  • The centerpieces for this garden party are very simple, but if you don’t have a green thumb you may want to purchase and pot the herbs the day before the party.

Tip 2

Center the runner on your tabletop and evenly distribute the potted herbs down the center of the table.

Tip 3

Cut the brown kraft paper an inch shorter than the height of the roll, and long enough to go around the roll twice. Fold the strip in half then fold each edge in slightly past the halfway point. Place your roll in the center and bring sides up to cradle the roll. Tie with twine in a bow and trim ends. (You will want to do this no more than 2 hours before the party so rolls do not go stale. Or, you can store assembled rolls in zip bags if it is not humid.)

Tip 4

Set table with plates, glasses and silverware. Fold napkin and center on the plate. Place assembled roll on top of napkin.

Tip 5

Set your table the night before (except for the wrapped dinner rolls) to make the day of the party go more smoothly.

Vendor Credits

Photography by Stacie Flinner

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