Every month "the ladies" whom I call The Lunch Bunch comes to Linderhof. It's a relaxing lunch, I'm often trying new dishes. It's fun to work on the table setting as well.
And this Tuesday . . . . they came
A reflection of a table setting and the centerpiece in the mirror between the windows of the breakfast room.
Rattan charges, hotel silver cutlery, Spode Blue Room plates and my favorite water glasses with a Spode blue and white pitcher filled with "stolen" hydrangeas. You may have seen them before. I like to get mileage out of my flowers!
The menu -- a late spring, Farmer's Market/herb garden food fit for a ladies lunch.
Cool and creamy leek soup with parsley and thyme, garnished with thyme sprigs. (leeks from the Farmer's market (50 cents each!), herbs from the garden)
Chicken tarragon with a salad of mixed baby greens with lemon vinaigrette. (tarragon from the herb garden)
Creme brûlée. Plain old fashioned creme brûlée. Garnished with garden mint. A cool refreshing dessert on a hot late spring day.
I love the table after everyone is gone and before I clear. It shows that a good time was had by all! And hardly a crumb remained!
It is Thursday and I'm joining Susan at Between Naps On the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.