Varying shades of blue was the theme on our last dinner out on the island. Two of our nieces were visiting so the table was set for 4 on a beautiful eve as the sun started to set. Our niece Caitlin is a professional chef, so we knew we were in for a real treat as she was preparing us dinner.
As the outdoor dining season is drawing to a close in our neck of the woods, I really wanted this to be a simple table. Leaving the zinc top bare and exposed seemed to pull all the blue together. Lots of votive candles and a lantern would create flicker and light as it is starting to get darker earlier, and I knew we would just sit and chat the eve away after the meal. The blues seeming to change depth of color as the natural light receded into the evening. The sound of the lapping water below being the music for the meal. Even though the calendar says Fall, it felt like a Summer eve under the stars–and what an awesome few months of alfresco dining it has been.