Photographed by Megan Moss Freeman
Founder of FEED Projects, Lauren Bush Lauren, shared her recent experience with Lonny Magazine
of hosting a fabulous dinner party at private dining space Kitchen Table
in NYC. The purpose of the dinner was to celebrate FEED's month-long initiative in raising enough money to donate 1 million meals in 30 days to parts of the world that didn't have access to a proper meal.
For the event, the menu was simple with farm-to-table ingredients including fingerling potatoes, butternut squash, and roasted baby beets. What we loved about the article besides the delicious sounding menu was the way in which the table and room décor was set up by Kitchen Table
owner Grace Park and marketing director/florist Judy Kim. Park explains, “Engaging your guests' sense of smell helps to enhance the food and adds a bit of design umami
to the dinner party experience.” To do this, Park used fresh cut flowers in vintage glass bottles and the herbs used in the food to place around the table creating a sensual dining experience for every guest.
Park also offered her Top Five Tips
to hosting a great dinner party and one that stood out the most to us was number three, which was "Invest in Props."
She says, "Linens and a few small glass vases can dress up even a folding table, and everything looks better in candlelight." We definitely agree and thought that some of our own items might be a great addition such as our horn and silver candlesticks, vintage seltzer bottles, alpaca silver and horn serving tray, and our ceramic centerpiece bowl.
Check out the rest of Park's list here
and be sure to check out those items above on our website
by clicking on each picture!
Cheers and happy dining,