Weekend lunch & table decoration
After a day in the garden yesterday, potting up my dahlias for the summer we had some friends over for a low-key Easter lunch. The one thing I’ve been craving for a week now has been an old-school French onion soup with some Comté crackers, so I just had to make it to ease my home-sickness and longing for my family on the French Rivera.
My good friend Kirsty is a fantastic artist and shares the same love for long lunches, french food and wine, so her (outdoor) company was greatly appreciated. Indeed, good times, good friends and good food have a precious link.
I wanted to keep the tablescape natural, earthy and messy – in true french style! I combined two different tablecloths, one of which was gifted to me by the home of handmade a unique boutique filled with handmade products for your home. Linen napkins, vintage wine glasses and my cheese knives that have been in my family for years now, decorated the table. The showstopper was definitely the bouquet of flowers, providing that extra pop of colour.
The menu consisted of a glass of negroni for an apéritif. For starter, I served some fresh tomatoes drizzled with olive oil, topped with basil and some homemade sourdough bread. The main course had to be the hearty old-fashioned onion soup, served with some Comté cheese on the side.
Happy Easter my friends!
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