Most of us can agree that the evening air is starting to carry a hint of that early fall energy. Pumpkin spice everything is in full swing, football season has commenced, and big comfy sweater season suddenly doesn’t feel so far off. Fall is great, but let’s not rush it, people! We’re here with our friends from Room & Board to remind you that while fall may be around the corner, summer isn’t over yet! We’ve teamed up with Room & Board to develop a gorgeous tablescape that will be just perfect for easy, end-of-summer entertaining.
We begin by creating a Terrace Tabletop Planter centerpiece, accompanied by colorful summer blooms delicately placed in Anya Bud Vases made in North Carolina. These flowers are surrounded by a beautiful Deconstructed Cobb Salad Platter served on a Nadia Tray, also from North Carolina. To compliment this platter, vegetables are placed in an Anya Nesting Bowl from North Carolina, which sit beside a tangy dip served in a glistening Everly Bowl that hails from Illinois. Finally, we used our Stowe Cutting Board from Vermont to prepare a delicious board filled with charcuterie, cheese, olives, and nuts. Are you hungry yet? So are we!
With the help of some of Room and Board’s newest items, plus our tips and tricks for easy summer entertaining, you can host an elegant end-of-summer party and even have the opportunity to enjoy soaking in the last few days of summer with friends, too! We’ll cheers to that!
Looking for the perfect summer cocktail to serve your guests? Click here to get our Lemon Thyme Daiquiri recipe, served in Room & Board's Opus Tumblers. Click here for more entertaining inspo with Room & Board!
For the Platter
- Grilled shrimp
- Butter lettuce
- Green beans
- Cherry tomatoes
- Cucumber, sliced into 1/2-inch thick slices
- Hard boiled eggs, halved
Arrange ingredients on a large board, alternating colors and textures.
For the Dip
- 1/ 2 cup sour cream
- 2 tablespoons whole grain mustard
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon parsley
- 1 tablespoon chopped dill
- 2 tablespoons minced shallot
- 1 teaspoon garlic paste, (1 small garlic clove mashed into paste)
- Kosher salt, To Taste
- Freshly ground black pepper, To Taste
Add all ingredients to a bowl and mix until well combined. Serve chilled.