Turquoise and coral make me think of Miami Beach and all of the great food and sights associated with that part of the country. Fusion of different Latin and seafood cuisines, combined with the colors of the aqua water, coral sea life and Art Deco style are the inspiration for this setting. With a light, easy lunch, and a tablescape that requires only a few key pieces, I’ll show you how to treat someone with this fun lunch and you’ll be transported to Miami in no time!
How to recreate the tabletop
Using tablecloths that were custom made for a different party, I layered these on top of a small round bistro table to keep the setting intimate.
The Place Setting
Layering is the key to giving any place setting depth and dimension. There are actually 5 plates here – and while they won’t all be used, there’s no reason you can’t start off with them, and remove as needed. None of them are from the same collection, but that’s the fun of mixing it up. As long as the colors remain somewhat consistent, using a variety of dishes is perfectly acceptable.
A gorgeous coral beaded table runner from Kim Seybert keeps the coastal feel alive and a bright napkin from World Market ties into my Miami theme. Mother-of-pearl flatware from my grandmother gives a vintage, elegant feel to this whimsical setting.
You won’t believe how easy this lunch is . . .
Do you remember the crab cakes that I made for my Blue, White and Green Poolside Dinner? Well, here are the same ones – from Trader Joe’s. Frozen and ready to heat up, it’s the easiest crab appetizer or main dish I’ve ever come across, and they’re delicious! Serve them atop fresh arugula tossed with my favorite lemon dijon vinaigrette.
Hope you get some inspiration to create your own lunch by the water (whatever water that may be!) this summer!