A Springtime Table for Our Gourmet Group

spring table ideas

Some info about our Gourmet Group:  We are 4 couples who enjoy cooking, entertaining, and most of all, each other’s company. 
We take turns hosting in our homes.  The hosts decide on the menu (theme) from appetizers to dessert for the evening.  The hosts cook most of the meal, but give at least one course (along with all the recipes) to the other couples to prepare.  We love trying new recipes and ideas.  So most of the time the recipes are ones we haven’t cooked before, but they don’t have to be.

Another couple hosted our Gourmet Group about a month or so ago for a “Springtime in Chicago” dinner.  Here’s a peek back at our evening.

THE ART OF HER TABLE

Spring really dragged its feet to arrive in Chicago this year, and certainly had not by the day we got together.

However, we got optimistic about spring arriving soon once we took a look at her table…

 

springtime tablescape ideas

 

Love the different pastel colored candles paired with her flowered runner along with the spring floral centerpiece

pastel / flower table ideas

 

PLACE SETTINGS

Included sweet treats for each of us….

THE MENU

“Springtime in Chicago”

Our hosts were dealing with a family member’s illness at the time.  So they forewent their originally planned menu.  Their “Springtime in Chicago” menu was thrown together at the last minute.

 Again with our group, the most important part is just getting together and spending an evening with great friends and food.

COCKTAILS & APPETIZERS

Veggie Pizza

(one of my personal classic favs:)

spring appetizer ideas - veggie pizza

 

Crab Wedges

different appetizer ideas

 

Veggies & Dip

 

Pretty Spring Flowers on the Appetizer Table

springtime dinner party

 

SALAD

Baby Green Salad with Cucumber & Goat Cheese

Springsalad with cucumber & goat cheese

 

MAIN ENTRÉE

Barbecue Baby Back Ribs

Baked Potato with All the Fixings

Green Bean Almondine

spring dinner party ideas

 

DESSERT

 Ice Cream Cake

We also celebrated a birthday that night.

dinner party dessert ideas

 

 

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