The wedding is over, vows exchanged, cake cut; that's a wrap. And (phew!) it was everything you had hoped and dreamed it would be, thanks in large part to your wedding party's unfailing support. Now it's your turn to show them how much they mean to you. Express your gratitude with a decadent dinner party chez vous.
Much of this sumptuous five-course meal can be prepared ahead of time, leaving you free to enjoy your guests--and the wine!
Creamy potato and leek soup paired with Jackson-Triggs Proprietors' Reserve 2007 Chardonnay
Composed salad with grilled fruits paired with Jackson-Triggs Proprietors' Reserve 2008 Sauvignon Blanc
Pork loin with dried-fruit stuffing paired with Jackson-Triggs Proprietors' Reserve 2006 Merlot
Sweet and salty chocolate bark paired with Jackson-Triggs Proprietors' Reserve 2006
Vidal icewine and affogato (ice cream topped with espresso)
Ready, Set, Entertain!
It's your first big chance to entertain as husband and wife, so why not pull out all the stops? A leisurely, multi-course meal affords the perfect opportunity to reminisce about your big day, share honeymoon pics and show off your fab, new tableware and kitchen accessories. Don't think you have the culinary chops to match up to your registry wares? Not to worry: 2's fail-safe menu, complete with perfectly paired wine flight from Jackson-Triggs, and foolproof entertaining tips are enough to turn even the most novice bride and groom into hosts with the most.
Bring the flavours of home with you wherever you go--from your first apartment together to your first house--with KitchenAid Architect Series countertop appliances. The coordinated line, which includes the Stand Mixer (see slide show above), Food Processor, Hand Mixer and Blender, boasts all the power you'd expect from the legendary brand as well as a sleek, new look. The Cocoa Silver finish not only complements KitchenAid Architect Series II major appliances, but also virtually any kitchen's decor.
Leave it to a fashion designer to create a tableware collection that truly allows you to express your individual style. Jasper Conran at Wedgwood takes the guesswork out of setting the table without sacrificing personality. Each of the collection's four platinum-trimmed china patterns (Embroidered, Platinum, Tulle and Whitework) and three crystal patterns (Laurel, Paper White and Rosette) can be used interchangeably with one another to create a host of layered looks that are bound to wow your dinner guests. Simply pick your favourite pieces and mix and match as you please. Though five-piece place settings (a great place to start) are available in each pattern, the china and crystal can also be purchased as open stock, making it easier than ever to customize your table's wardrobe.
Send guests home with one final token of thanks: a bouquet of adorable (and delectable) Ninutik [Maple Sugar] lollies. Handmade to order from pure Ontario maple syrup by husband-and-wife team Dianne Croteau and Richard Brault, these sweet treats make the perfect parting gift.
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