I hosted a special dinner for some of my best friends the other night. I prepared a seemingly fancy five-course dinner with a lame attempt at preparing beef carpaccio. Thankfully, the pinkest pink salmon, fresh seafoods and the sweet lychees gave the dinner party some justice.
I even went the extra mile to put flowers on the dinner table. I had two shopping bags full from Farmers’ Market and will be commuting home, but I managed to stop by the flower stand. I chose these local orange irises which cost me forty pesos for one bunch.
A lighted candle and a small piece of squash completed my orange-green motif centerpiece. It was a simple arrangement, quite understated and went unnoticed by the guests. But I loved it and I thought it completed the perfect dinner that I had planned and quite successfully executed.