06/28/2010 // West Palm Beach, Florida, USA // Luxury Linens Store: Pioneer Linens // Pioneer Linens
Visually think about transforming your perfect summer haven into an island dining retreat for all your at-home visitors. Create the ideal tropical setting and tablescape then add in a delicious, yet simple, mix of Caribbean cuisine for the relaxing backyard bar-b-que…island style!
If real palm trees are not available, create an “under cover” feel by planting oversized umbrellas in natural colors. Then, group pots of locally grown flowers for the perfect “pop” of color. Finally, set the mood of a Hawaiian luau with bamboo tiki torches. For an added touch, hang several seashells with raffia from the tiki torches.
For table decorations, think easy and casual. Brown wicker place settings composed of placemats or chargers and napkins rings are great for creating an outdoor island atmosphere, especially when paired with floral or tropical print cotton napkins. Keep with the natural theme throughout the table setting with wicker serving trays and bread baskets.
Create a menu that is as casual as the atmosphere. A beautiful fruit and cheese plate is as much appealing to the eyes as it is to the belly! Pair your favorite cheeses with fruits of the islands, such as pineapples, mangos and papayas in addition to your other favorite fruits. Then, garnish the serving tray with colorful orchid blooms. Chicken or pork and vegetable skewers are another easy recipe for a casual menu. Use your favorite marinade and pair the kebabs with a simple Caribbean rice and beans dish. Remember a simple marinade always includes a minimum of 3 ingredients: an acid, such as lemon juice or orange juice; olive oil; and your favorite spices.
To find the perfect island bar-q-que accessories, please visit www.PioneerLinens.com.
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