Host a Lobster Dinner!
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Celebrate with a lobster dinner:
Summertime is seafood time, right? For me, it seemed like the perfect time to host a lobster dinner. On our recent trip to Italy we enjoyed an amazing seafood supper right at the marina where the fishing boats bring in all of the catch of the day. I am not a big seafood eater, but I know most shellfish and seafood eaters would have been in heaven!
I will indulge in a great shrimp cocktail with some horseradish infused cocktail sauce or a melt in your mouth lobster tail with some hot melted butter, YUM! Adding a few plastic lobsters to my table set the mood before the lobster tails come off the grill!
The vintage lobster trap I often display in my fireplace box really sets the scene for this summery table.
It is easy to add a coastal vibe to the table with this DIY Driftwood garland as a centerpiece.
Galvanized chargers and wooden handled flatware add a rustic feel to this table, which has been draped in casual blue and white striped throws.
Instead of flowers, a cute pail from Hobby Lobby is filled with lots of extra napkins! They add a festive touch, and are handy for those buttery fingers! In addition to my favorite Caesar Salad recipe, I serve up Ranch Potatoes and Onions, also prepared on the grill.
I get my lobster tails at Whole Foods. For summer, grilling the tails is an easy way to cook them. I grill them cut side down over medium high heat for about five minutes. When the shells are bright colored, I turn them over and grill until the lobster meat is an opaque white. Baste them with generous amounts of melted butter while cooking.
To carry through the theme, add seagrass and and rattan accents like these wrapped glassware or a braided rope hurricane.
Whatever your plans are for summer entertaining, have fun, this is vacation season! It is so easy to make a weekend meal special with just a little effort! Do you ever style a themed table? What is your favorite way to entertain?Here is another great summer tablescape to inspire your summer entertaining! Check out this Summer Beach Tablescape!