A Sweet Fall Dinner Party
As the most stiflingly hot months of the year come to a close and we faintly feel the sun’s rays dial it down a few notches, it’s time to get reacquainted with some of our favorite flavorful fall reds. We can’t think of a better way to invite the new season than by hosting a laid-back dinner party.
You’ve got big goals for fall, so embrace its beginnings by starting with an atmosphere that promises prosperity. Set the tone with some fragrant flowers; red and yellow carnations with light sprigs of baby’s breath will help keep it casual. Roll out those burgundy and burnt-orange table runners, light a pillar candle or two, and plan a light menu of hearty staples for this casual table. We’re thinking your guests would love a rosemary chicken, French string beans, and maybe even a bite of whipped garlic potatoes.
For a graceful pairing and a colorful tablescape that really celebrates the coming of fall, you’ll definitely want to have the ever-versatile Sutter Home Cabernet Sauvignon on hand. You also can’t go wrong with the light berry profile of Pinot Noir or Sweet Red on your tongue, just as the moon finds its spot in the sky for the night.
After everyone is full of good food and delicious wine, serve up a slice of warm pecan pie à la mode. You’d be surprised how much extra room your friends will find for such a heavenly treat.