Bohemian beautiful table setting. Mix and match chargers, plates, bowls, and stemware. Instead of using a tablecloth, use a runner down each side of the table to serve as on long shared place-mat. Contrasting napkins finish off each setting.
Tablescaping is a new trend in setting the table. It’s all about mixing and matching metallics, patterns, shapes and sizes. Serveware is no different. Create a beautiful, eclectic serving table with bowls and trays in all shapes and styles, like cool marbles, warm metals and delicate glassware. This mix definitely adds interest and a little extra holiday spirit to dinner parties.
This rich dessert is adapted from one served at the Blue Ribbon Bakery, in Greenwich Village. It counts four cups of heavy cream and 11 egg yolks among its list of ingredients, but we promise you won't regret the indulgence. In his 2003 article accompanying the recipe, Jonathan Reynolds said, “The banana-walnut bread pudding with banana caramel sauce puts most bread puddings out of the game, and I've had roughly 10,000 bread puddings." (Photo: Craig Lee for NYT)