Before we get all crazy for Christmas, let’s not forget our harvest holiday rapidly approaching! In my ideal world, I would utilize the rustic features of fall pairing wood, stone & metal with luxurious tones of cornflower, mustard & merlot. Planning a thanksgiving meal this year? Here are some table top ideas I love!

We are hosting this year so here’s what I have in store so far. These are ideas that may be switched in a moments notice but I try to create a different “feel” while retaining the essence of Turkey Day each year.

Starter: Curried Carrot-Parsnip Soup

Wine: I really love a sparkling white like prosecco at Thanksgiving. I’m all over Cabs at Christmastime since I prefer a beef or pork roast under my tree trimmings :)

Nibbles: Medjool stuffed dates, fresh figs, olives, pickles, DIY trail mix


Mesclun salad with walnuts, pear & roasted beets (goat cheese on the side for those who like dairy)

Blanched asparagus with lemon or Dilled carrots

Sauteed kale/bacon/mushrooms & shallots in a white wine jus

Cauliflower mash with roasted garlic & parsley

Dry Brined Turkey in herbs de provence

Dessert: Not up to me but if I were doing it, I’d make Averie’s raw pumpkin pie and buy some coconut (Dairy free) ice cream! I may have to make a little something for myself so I don’t have to miss out.