We love having company for dinner. And the first thing we do are drinks and appetizers. Sometimes we have a martini, othertimes a bar so that our guests can choose their potion, and then othertimes we start with wine.
Our dinner parties are a moveable feast. Appetizers and drinks of choice are taken in one place, dinner in another.
In summer, we sometimes start on the front porch with drinks and appetizers and end up dining in the breakfast room overlooking the garden (or if weather permitting in the garden itself.)
In fall and spring, we often start in the breakfast room and eat dinner in the dining room.
In winter, we take our drinks before the fire in the living room and dine in the dining room.
Saturday we had a dinner party and we started in the living room with wine. A selection of reds all poured into our balloon glasses -- made especially for red.
The appetizer was roasted asparagus. Which went extremely well with the wine.
A fun way to start a fun dinner party.