102 - A Fine Romance
A Romantic Table Setting
Craving some quality time with your partner? Here are some Savoir
Faire suggestions on how to set your table for a romantic tete-a-tete.
First, seat yourselves Parisian-style, side by side, rather than
across from each other.
Simple, classic table elements usually work best. A crisp linen
table cloth, your best china, stemware and flatware. This is also
the perfect opportunity to use more rare items such as bouillon
spoons or fish knives, depending on what you are serving.
Here is a way to make place settings even more special. After pulling
your napkins through treasured napkin rings, attach place cards
with ribbon that say "you" and "me". This adds
a whimsical touch.
A centrepiece could be as simple as a dozen flowers of your choosing
placed in an antique pitcher or vase. If you are using roses, scatter
the petals of one rose across the table.
One final touch: a bowl of juicy strawberries make a nice palate
cleanser between courses. Bon appetit!