The Art of Dining
There is nothing like getting friends and family together around the dining table, eating good food, drinking wine and enjoying each others company.
Hosting this sort of event doesn't have to be an ordeal.. a baked pasta dish, a simple salad, a tarte and a selection of cheese with a bottle of plonk will do the trick. And when it comes to the table... keep it simple. An oilcloth and some paper serviettes can look great, really practical too for any spills!
A neutral cloth teamed with some coordinating napkins or a simple runner and tablemats can also look stylish. Keep the cutlery simple ( the french use the same knife and fork for starter and main), choose classic glassware and then add a few tealights or a hurricane lamp as a centrepiece and hey presto you will be the hostess or host with the mostest!