We had envisioned our Spring Feast to be an under-the-stars communal dining affair. A true celebration of the pleasant evenings we often enjoy at the end of Spring where we can eat outside with friends and linger at the table as long as we please.
But nature had other ideas and the night of our dinner was one of torrential rain and unpleasant winds. But the foundations of the gathering still remained - the fabulous guests, generous people offering up their home, passionate chefs and an abundance of good, seasonal food and drink.
And so we improvised and brought our long table feast inside (at the very last minute of course, just to add a little drama!). The table was set, an abundance of candles were lit and we all got cosy together indoors instead of out.
Lovely folk were met, good conversations were had across the table (not a mobile phone in sight!), and a decadent offering of fresh, seasonal (and local where possible) food was lavished upon us.
Full belly, full glass, full heart would sum things up appropriately.
Our Spring Feast was sponsored by chefs extraordinary Garry and Nicole Reay of Reay's Place, photographer Joe Morrissey of Hindsight Images, Nicole of Concrete Pots who provided the stunning succulents that adorned our table and Kate Baxter who personalised the table with her gorgeous hand-lettering. We are thankful to these good people and to the feasters who gathered with us to celebrate Spring!
Nicole and I are already dreaming up our next seasonal gathering - an end-of-Summer cocktail party. Stay tuned!