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How To: Throw A Dinner Party

How To Throw A Dinner Party

Photographed by Megan Moss Freeman

Founder of FEED Projects, Lauren Bush Lauren, shared her recent experience with Lonny Magazine of hosting a fabulous dinner party at private dining space Kitchen Table in NYC. The purpose of the dinner was to celebrate FEED's month-long initiative in raising enough money to donate 1 million meals in 30 days to parts of the world that didn't have access to a proper meal.

For the event, the menu was simple with farm-to-table ingredients including fingerling potatoes, butternut squash, and roasted baby beets. What we loved about the article besides the delicious sounding menu was the way in which the table and room décor was set up by Kitchen Table owner Grace Park and marketing director/florist Judy Kim. Park explains, “Engaging your guests' sense of smell helps to enhance the food and adds a bit of design umami to the dinner party experience.” To do this, Park used fresh cut flowers in vintage glass bottles and the herbs used in the food to place around the table creating a sensual dining experience for every guest.

Park also offered her Top Five Tips to hosting a great dinner party and one that stood out the most to us was number three, which was "Invest in Props." She says, "Linens and a few small glass vases can dress up even a folding table, and everything looks better in candlelight." We definitely agree and thought that some of our own items might be a great addition such as our horn and silver candlesticks, vintage seltzer bottles, alpaca silver and horn serving tray, and our ceramic centerpiece bowl.

Check out the rest of Park's list here and be sure to check out those items above on our website by clicking on each picture!

Cheers and happy dining,
Frank Campanale

updated: 7 years ago

Food and Drink: 8 Awesome Latin Recipes For National Pork Month!

Food and Drink 8 Awesome Latin Recipes For National Pork Month

(William Neuheisel)

Americans think of pork as "The Other White Meat" partly because this was the National Pork Board's slogan until three years ago, when it was changed to "Be Inspired."

"For Latinos celebrating pork is a lifelong commitment; a 24/7, holidays, wedding days, everyday affair"

You like pork, and want to enjoy it. That’s why we put together a few recipes for National Pork Month that will make your mouth water and help you mix up the pork marathon.

Tacos al Pastor

Pork and Cassava Stew (Estofado de Cerdo y Yuca)

Guacamole with Crispy Pork

Kimchee Fried Rice

Cuban Pork & Black Beans

Pork Pimentón Sliders with Bacon Jam

Ecuadorian Pork, Hominy, and Peanut Soup

Chocolate Chile Glazed Pork

Hope you enjoy! Check out the original article by Amanda Cargill.

updated: 7 years ago

Food and Drink: Caramel Apple Cider Cocktail

Food and Drink Caramel Apple Cider Cocktail
Taste the fall season with this delicious Caramel Apple Cider Cocktail!


  • 1 1/2 ounces of Crown Royal Whisky
  • 1/2 ounce Monin Caramel Syrup
  • 1/2 ounce pear nectar
  • 1 1/2 ounces apple cider

  1. Combine all ingredients into mixing glass.
  2. Fill shaker full with ice.
  3. Shake vigorously.
  4. Strain into martini glass.

Take a sip and enjoy!! Find the original recipe here!

Frank Campanale

updated: 7 years ago

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