These are the days that folks in Seattle live for. The temps are warm, the light is long and all is prime for some outdoor dining. It’s our favorite way to eat/entertain and put some of those cookbook dog-earred corner aspirations into reality.
After a lot of deliberation between my husband and I, a menu is determined: We landed on “gourmet mexican”… carne asada, fresh guacamole, tequila-spiked shrimp, watermelon feta salad with charred peppers, grilled spicy and salty seasoned corn on the cob and a few other can’t miss sides with an emphasis on summer fresh ingredients.
Half the fun for me, is the flowers. A couple days prior I come up with a floral concept and start pulling out vases and vessels.
Then we start making sauces and some of the advance prep
We made verde and rojo sauce as well as a hand chopped pico de gallo that was choc. full of garlic. We also got a lot of juicy grapefruits for the hand squeezed Poloma Cocktails (tequila with grapefruit juice) that were served.
Hope you’re enjoying some yummy patio dinners and summertime goodness as well!