Inspired Design + Fine Southern Food

As part of our “Wine & Design” series, we partnered with Atlanta Chef Scott Serpas, of SERPAS TRUE FOOD, for an elegant evening of entertaining in the store.  Chef Serpas served up some fantastic dishes, while our talented staff of designers provided ideas for all types of entertaining from ladies luncheons to chic cocktails.  Below are a few of the elements we used to bring the evening together.  We hope they inspire you to channel your inner-hostess extraordinaire!

Ladies Garden Luncheon

We started the design by hanging a garden chandelier filled with pots of flowers, greenery and hanging birds.  Next we added Faux-Bois dinnerware in robin’s egg blue & cream.  Delicate wire domes that look like nest accompany the stick bird nest tea lights.  Pretty organza ribbon on the chairs and napkins finish the elegant motif.

Chef Serpas Menu: Ladies Garden Luncheon

First Course – Tuna tartar with green apples

Second Course – Jumbo Sea scallops with English pea risotto, panang curry

Dessert – Grapefruit upside-down cake with grapefruit glaze, burnt orange sauce, vanilla ice cream

Al Fresco Dining… at the Polo Club, Outdoor Concert or Your Backyard

Perfect for an outdoor dinner party, yellow roses are hung in metal cups from a chandelier.

This outdoor folding table is made of bamboo – easy to transport and is perfect for an evening at Chastain Amphitheater, Atlanta’s popular music venue.  In Aiken, Polo is king, so we frequently entertain in the fields using durable melamine service ware.

Chef Serpas Menu: Dining Al Fresco

Pigs in a blanket

Grilled swordfish with spring onions, French Horn mushrooms, creamy risotto

Double beef patty sliders and green salad with candied pecans, blistered grape vinaigrette

Fried apple pies

Glamorous Bar Set-up

White on white is always a great way to create a clean, chic look.  We layered silver containers with lots of glass and a crystal table lamp to ad a finishing touch.  For a sultry feel…lots of candles are a must!

Chef Serpas Menu: Chic Cocktails & Bites

Cocktails: Martha Ivers: Sparkling wine, campari, Luxardo Maraschino liqueur, honey syrup

Hazy Sunrise: Fresh tangerine juice, gin, sweet vermouth, champagne

Bites: Crispy shrimp and tuna rolls

House smoked salmon chips

Blue cheese pecan snacks

Eggplant hushpuppies

Duck rolls with chili syrup, five spice

 

We LOVED partnering with Chef Scott Serpas and Friends!

Click here for more information on award-winning Chef Serpas and his restaurant SERPAS

BON APPETIT!

Erin Kelly Haraway


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