Monday, March 24, 2014
3 steps to casual dining…
Everything leads up to food.
My favorite memories of places and people usually include a meal of some sort.
There’s something special and comforting when a wonderful meal or snack is partnered with a place or person. It all gets mapped into one wondrous moment in my consciousness.
The best way, at least for me, to enjoy a meal is always in a casual setting.
From the uber laid back eating of Chinese takeout from the carton (in bed) while catching up on “House Of Cards”, to a relaxed table setting that feels comfortable, easy and anything but stuffy.
So, with that in mind…here are my 3 must tips for casual dining:
1: Forgo the traditional place setting and put cutlery & napkins into large glasses for your guests to grab when they’re ready. It sets a mood that this is a relaxed affair.
2: Mix and Match your chairs. It instantly creates a more casual feel.
3: Add music.
BONUS TIP (’cause that’s the way I roll): Add flowers. Always.
Happy Entertaining and Memory Making, -angelo