This time it's not fine china though... I've decided to use my Vernon Rose pottery which I have collected a piece at a time for years. It was only produced from 1965 to 1979. The soup will be in cut-glass bowls and the salad on a pink swirl glass plates which match the water goblets.... I bought these plates at a flea market in Paris. There are no roses blooming yet. In fact there very little pink blooming but I just wanted to use these dishes as I know no one will love them as I do when I'm gone.
This tablecloth is HUGE and the last time I used it someone spilled red wine on it and it was a job to hand launder and iron... This time it is definitely a white wine dinner...
Italian Antipasto (made by my gnocchi expert)
Marinated Manchego cheese
Cream of Asparagus Soup
Brussel Sprouts Salad (my favorite Jose Andres recipe)
Creamy Shrimp and Scallop Risotto
Roasted Yams and Carmelized Onions
Rhubarb Charlotte with Brandy Custard Sauce