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Welcome to delicious Destinations, a GourmetStation blog. Through the charater of T.Alexander and occasional real-life guests, our aim is to share with you light-hearted fun ideas about food, gift giving, entertaining and culture. At the same time we would love you hear from you. Please share your experiences from home or abroad.

Setting The Table - Your Way

Posted: August 22, 2005
by: T.Alexander

I've enjoyed delicious food in a minimalist setting. It worked. I've enjoyed mediocre food in an elaborate setting. It worked. Well a little. The big idea is to be sure to serve delicious food in an unforgettable setting. That's the secret of the ultimate entertainer.

The Art of Cookery provides plenty of unique ideas from making sure glasses are clear to show off the color of the wine - - to where your bread plate should be placed.  The devil is in the details.

If you're a do-it-yourselfer you might enjoy HGTV's web page where you can create elegance on a budget. Customize napkins with iron-on decals. Or create flower-cake centerpieces using multi-color carnations. Create drama with a mono-chromatic color scheme. Use a large green pepper as a cup for dips. The list goes on.

I recently discovered Design Sponge, a fantastic destination for the design enthusiast.  The blog led me to the Moma Store where I found hundreds of accessories for the dining area including a modular jigsaw puzzle shaped wine rack.  My last bit of advice as you become king or queen of the dinner party - be bold / have fun.

A correct table setting must be followed by great cuisine. GourmetStation has something to offer here with their gourmet dinner offerings. You can be the Star Chef without a lot of work.

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