11/11/09

Falling Leaves Tablescape and Foodie Friday

Today I am linking up to Thursday Tablescapes and Foodie Friday and thank the hosts that sponsor these each week.  This week's tablescape is from a luncheon I attended yesterday.  The theme was Falling Leaves so there were beautiful colored leaves everywhere from the podium in the room

to the tables set for lunch.  These oversized leaves were purchased last year at Tai Pan Trading.  You can see that the leaves are each about 12-15" long.
The centerpieces on each table are large ceramic leaves from Wal Mart with large fat candles in shades of fall (also from Wal Mart).


Each candle was wrapped with wide ribbon embossed with leaves and tied with a gold metal leaf.  Each leaf plate with its candle and decorations was sitting on a large satin quilted leaf set in the center of each table.

 Most of the 10 decorations were extracted from a basket of fall leaves and things that was purchased at DI (this area's Goodwill equivalent) for $2.00! A great buy.



Here is what the table looked like before lunch was served.  At each place was a tan program with colored leaves on it too.  Also each place had a wonderful chocolate favor.

The mint chocolate truffle was hand made by a local woman chocolatier and was placed inside a filigreed chocolate basket which had a chocolate turkey emblem on the front of the basket. (Three wonderful chocolate delights in one)!  These were set on a real maple leaf that had been spray painted gold.

And if that was not enough, we were serenaded by professional violists from the Symphony!

 Now, to the food.  The salad was lovely mixed greens with blue cheese, raspberries and walnuts with Raspberry vinaigrette. (The walnuts were coated with something spicy.  They weren't sugared.)
 
The main course was the most delicious piece of broiled sesame salmon served with Miso, four beef tips on skewers, sticky rice with mushroom sauce, one baby carrot and two asparagus spears cooked to French perfection!  Dessert was every woman's dream:  Three petite portions of (1) chocolate cake with sauce, (2) creme brulee with raspberry sauce in the bottom of the ramekin, and (3) ginger tart filled with sour cream and blackberries!  I guess I was so excited about the dessert that I forgot to take any pictures of it.  I wish I had recipes to share but do not.  Sorry.




 Thanks for visiting me today.  Click here to see more tablescapes and here to see tempting food and recipes.

25 comments:

Pauline said...

Lovely tablescape...yummy too :o)
Well done.

Blessings

sweetpicklesandchocolate said...

Wow, the chocolate turkey and filigree basket are awesome...i wish i had the patience to make something beautiful like that!

Dena

Carol at Serendipity said...

What a lovely table and the food is awesome.

Carol

sweetpicklesandchocolate said...

Thanks for visiting! I did get my hair cut like Victoria's last night. They were having ladies night at the spa so i got my nails and hair done, had some wine and cheese and bought an extremely overpriced Pandora bracelet! It was fun though and I love the hair cut. I'll probably post a picture tomorrow. But no more expensive spa nights for me anytime soon.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Now this was a great luncheon. So many times the decorations are blah and the food worse. The menu sounds delish and the tables look gorgeous. This was fun to see!

Sue

MyJourneyBack said...

Oh how pretty. I loved the tablescapes. And so thrifty. The food looked yummy too.
Thanks for sharing.
Have a Blessed Day,
Sherry

Connie Weiss said...

Such a lovely table and the food sounds great!

Beth at Aunties said...

I loved the decore and the food looks fabulous.
I bet the music was just as beautiful. I have coupons I keep wanting to use at Tai Pan. Yet I never seem to have the time to stop in while driving by. The fall garland is so lovely.
We haven't been to the symphony in way too long. We enjoyed going when we had season tickets.
Thanks for sharing your fun outings and adventures.:-)

heartnsoulcooking said...

GREAT!!! tablescapes and recipes. I love the sounds of violins.
Geri

once in a blue moon... said...

yum, it looks great!

Nancy Jane said...

The food looks delicious and it sounds like it was a wonderful afternoon.

Shelia said...

Oh, what a gorgeous setting outdoors! The table is so elegant and how wonderful to have the music accompany your luncheon! The food looks wonderful too. Thank you so much for popping in to see me today.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Joyce said...

Pretty TS and I love the little chocolates.
Joyce

Liz said...

What a sweet fall table!

~Liz

tales from an oc cottage said...

Gorgeous!

m ^..^

ButterYum said...

Everything was so lovely, the tablescape, the food, the musicians... really lovely!

:)
ButterYum

Mary said...

What a lovely event this must have been. All the food sounds wonderful but those desserts really caught my attention. Awesome.

Mrs. P. said...

Oh, what fun! The table is gorgeous, the food looks devine and that chocolate is over the top! Thanks for sharing :)

Blessings!
Gail

Lori (All That Splatters) said...

Beautiful tablescape! I love the candles, the beautiful leaves, the acorns... And the food looks delicious, too! Wow!

The Fajdich Times said...

Beautiful table.....food all looks great:)

AL @ Budget Elegance said...

Just lovely. I like the way you captured the essence of the season with the colors you used. Way to go!! I'd love to have you visit me at Budget Elegance. Keep up the good work!! -- AL

AL @ Budget Elegance said...

Just lovely. I like the way you captured the essence of the season with the colors you used. Way to go!! I'd love to have you visit me at Budget Elegance. Keep up the good work!! -- AL

AL @ Budget Elegance said...

Just lovely. I like the way you captured the essence of the season with the colors you used. Way to go!! I'd love to have you visit me at Budget Elegance. Keep up the good work!! -- AL

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Such a beautiful luncheon! I'm going to try to make that salad this weekend, it sounds just delicious. Thank you for the inspiration!
Cheers, Andrea

nannykim said...

WHAT???WHAT!!!! NO pics of the fabulous desserts--geeeeeeeeeee! What you did show looks fab!

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