The picture above was the inspiration for the name of this blog. I visited Umbria in July of 2004 right before the Athens Olympic games. It was a memorable trip especially from the gastronomic point of .. taste. Summertime in Umbria means eating alfresco. The tables outside a restaurant are all covered with linen tablecloths. This is what makes the difference, This is what this blog is about. Linen tablecloths.
In Sienna at that time they celebrated the Palio Festival. Horse racing at Piazza del Campo followed by outdoors feasts hosted by the city. Everybody is joining the feast from all the seventeen Sienna neighborhoods. This is what this blog is all about, getting together!
Many of the pictures you will see here in the future are taken at home. I love giving special attention to the table appearance, particularly when I have guests. I love seasonal colors and seasonal foods. And this is what this blog is all about, attention to the detail.
This is one of my dinning tables. I set it so that my guests would sit after serving themselves from the buffet. It was not a formal sit down dinner but still you cannot have your guests running around with a plate full of food. Two weeks before the party, I visited a local paper store and bought supplies to make the flowers. Each guest took along his flower as a souvenir. This is what this blog is all about, loving your guests!
This is another dinning table at home. This was set for an Easter lunch for my young guests. The linen tablecloth was handmade by my late mother and although I cherish it, I use and enjoy it every spring. This is what this blog is all about, sharing with our loved ones.
I love ceramic dinnerware for casual dinning. These are the typical Italian ceramics from Deruta. This is what this blog is all about. Beautiful things.
This a beautiful table at my dear friend Lucia’s home. The picture was taken last Thanksgiving. The Thanksgiving dinner is a tradition at Lucia’s place and every year she outperforms herself as a cook and a hostess. This is what this blog is all about. Cooking!
In Rome sitting around a bistro table enjoying a cup of coffee at the famous St Eustachio cafe’. Nothing elaborate, just great taste and plans to visit the city. This is what this blog is all about. Going places .
This is one of the most beautiful tables I have ever seen. It was decorated by my cousin Denia in Athens Greece. She made this just for me to welcome me to her home. I loved the table but more than that I love the reason behind it and the thought. I love Denia. This is what this blog is about. Celebrating people.
At a busy touristic street along the Acropolis of Athens, there is a nice place with white wooden tables and chairs. The food is great, but the view is priceless. This is what this blog is about. A bite with a view.
I welcome you to my new blog and I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do writing in it.