Our designers, Cristiana and Heather, put together entertaining tips inspired by the table they'll be served on. "A perfect meal blends interesting people, delicious food, and the perfect environment," says Cristiana. "Get creative and you'll become the host everyone's still talking about the next morning."
We dressed the Vineyard in Tuscan colors and added candles to give warmth to this oversized table. It seats up to 12 friends and family with ease. We skipped a table cloth to show the rustic beauty of the table. Burlap placemats and lavender bouquets complete the look.
Andrea Bocelli playing softly in the background.
Caesar salad, no anchovies, add fresh corn for a twist.
Crusty Italian bread.
Roasted zucchini spears with toasted pine nuts.
A robust Bolognese sauce tossed with penne and fresh basil.
A block of Parmigiano-Reggiano with grater, so guests can add to their salad or pasta as desired.
Ice cold water. Put a pitcher on the table to keep refills easy.
A full-bodied red wine of your choice.
Interesting Factoid Jerry and the Navarra family roots go back to Sicily, Italy. Jerry's grandfather came over in 1905 and was a tuna fisherman.
The Vineyard 6 piece solid mahogany dining room set $1599.99 includes table, 2 arm chairs, 2 side chairs and 1 bench
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