Company’s coming tonight for a simple summer supper and so I had to set the small table before shop duty. As my main function is Chief Bottle Washer, I get to set the table, press the linens, polish the silver, chill the booze, do a centerpiece (an antique moss-covered cement urn filled with babies tears) and otherwise play host. I am not permitted near the oven while the cooking’s going on but from the grocery list I spied tonight’s feedbag consists of chicken breasts stuffed with goat cheese and basil and a tri-vegetable tian along with a homemade cherry pie (my favorite). Simple summer suppers with friends are very Rustic Chic.
Photos by Joel Woodard