Sunday, January 1, 2017

New Year's Eve 2016 Fete Noire

Another year has come and gone,
and we sent 2016 packing
with a Fete Noire.

In attendance were the usual suspects,
Kim and Kimberly, Todd and me.

The table was done entirely in black and white 
for a Fete Noire.

The stack was a large, square black charger, topped with a square
black dinner plate, a square white salad plate, and the cup for the soup.

But, it needed a little zing, so a black and white doily
was added under the soup cup to break up all the white.

Eiffel Tower salt and pepper shakers? Mais Oui.

 Black on black napkins with
Eiffel Tower napkin rings.

The menu was entirely seafood.

 Delicious, but time consuming Lobster Bisque.

 Lemon Pepper shrimp for the Caesar Salad.

A King crab leg, broccoli timbale, and scallops in Irish butter.
The scallops were sauteed, placed over a bed of garlic spinach, then topped with
a gremolata of garlicky bread crumbs, olive oil, parsley, and lemon zest.
My favorite scallop presentation ever.

This is one happy man.

And, Happy New Year to all of you
from A Graceful Table.

We're Dishing and Digging with Christine
at Rustic and Refined
Celebrating and Decorating with Chloe
at Celebrate Your Story
Yvonne at Stone Gable for
The Scoop 


  1. Beautiful table and the shrimp looks positively amazing!

    1. Thanks, Christine! I would absolutely make that salad again - easy and it was delicious! Thanks for the link party and for the opportunity to show our tables to all your fans.
      XO Kathy

  2. How lovely! Happy 2017 :) Thank you so much for joining the party at Dishing It & Digging It!

  3. Black and white is a timeless combo and your table is very elegant. Happy New Year and thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story, have a great weekend.

  4. Fabulous, such a pretty table and a delicious meal!