We had a wonderful Italian Love Fest dinner on Valentine's evening... We invited some great friends and enjoyed some fabulous new foods..
I have previously shared the menu and planning for the dinner.. today I wanted to share the table..
First of all, I absolutely love this pottery.. It is Royal Stafford .. pottery of Burslem that I found at Home Goods... It is the perfect Valentine setting with its gorgeous coral roses and romantic olde world script...
I got so many compliments on it and everyone was sneaking a peek at the label... but I told them I couldnt find a pattern name for it anywhere...
My sweetie did an amazing job matching my sweetheart roses with the dinnerware... I had asked him to try to match...mission accomplished!!!
I used silks and fairy lites to try to create a pallazzo garden room... and in the dim candle light, the mood was set... in my excitement as the guests arrived I failed to capture the room at twilight.... but it was so romantic!
I was told the house smelled like a fine Italian restaurant... the Pasta Fagioli was first to capture the senses... and I enjoyed serving it in my duck tureen.. I hadn't done that in some time.
I had been a bit concerned about the Gorgonzola Basalmic dressing, for at first taste, while I was making it, it was quite tart... so I blended in a bit of Turbinado cane sugar...the brown crystals I like to add to my coffee.. after blending I tried to taste again and it didnt make a lot of difference,,, but at dinner the dressing was superb... probably my new favorite for the crystals had melted throughout and that drizzled on romaine heart quarters was absolutely sublime... Everyone loved it!!! The cake was awesome... just like true Italian dessert it was rich and creamy, but not too sweet... perfection!!!!!
and to end Id love to share.... this lovely music I discovered.. I played a new Pandora italian love song channel... and discovered this song.,... I cant get enough of it!!!!!!