A fabulous fall dinner party can be a night to remember when small, eclectic touches are added to the mix. An elegant display of stunning flowers, a salad with edible flowers as a garnish and a few guests from different backgrounds can add ambiance and flavor to any gathering. The floral experts at Griffin’s Floral Design suggest pairing one of our fabulous autumn pieces with a unique recipe that will delight even the most diverse group of guests.
A stunning design that will bring a touch of elegance to any dinner party is our Harvest Heartstrings. This radiant display of orange lilies and roses, purple alstromeria and deep red carnations is completed with a sophisticated wine-colored ribbon. Pair with a stunning meal for maximum effect.
This fresh garden salad garnished with actual violets will set the tone for the rest of the evening.
- 8 cups of mild baby greens, washed and drained
- 1 cup washed and drained violet leaves
- 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, washed, drained and chopped
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon balm, washed, drained and chopped
- 1 tablespoon fresh tarragon, washed, drained and chopped
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 2 tablespoons violet vinegar
- 1 cup washed violet flowers
Combine first six ingredients in a large salad bowl. In a small bowl whisk together violet vinegar, salt and pepper. Gradually whisk in olive oil. Drizzle over salad greens and toss. Arrange violet flowers on top. Serve immediately. Serves 4-6.
Bring friends and food together with flowers as your common thread and see what an amazing evening you can create. The floral designers at Griffin’s Floral Design are glad to offer more tips, advice and pairings of flowers and recipes to make your night a success.