I love dining alfresco style (eating in the open air). Last week I promised to share my simple table setting for a recent meal the hubs and I enjoyed on our deck. Of course we all eat a lot of picnics outdoors — alfresco style, but I think of alfresco as a slightly elevated dining experience.
So, our alfresco dining for two was more like a date night. A nicely set table with a delicious meal and time spent with your significant other? I’d say that’s perfection!
I started setting the table with a throw blanket I bought at TJ Maxx last year. It was bought to use for picnics, but I’m happy to repurpose a blanket as a table cloth. Who else has done that?
Like I mentioned earlier, I wanted to keep it simple. Let’s be honest, even when dining out — the table is set fairly simple. It has the basics: tablecloth, plates, napkins, silverware, etc.
Occasionally there may be some flowers. I find them to be such a nice touch. So, I added a simple stem in a little glass vase.
Add a plate of bread, water and/or wine (or beverage of choice) and it’s time to sit down and enjoy each others company!
The dish we enjoyed was an amazing Salmon Fettuccine.
I hope you’re inspired to create a similar setting and enjoy a meal alfresco with family and friends!
Oh wait! What about dessert? How about some Key Lime Mousse?