Outdoor Dining Guide

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There’s nothing like a warm slightly breezy day to take your lunch or dinner entertainment outdoors. Just like an indoor gathering though, your ambiance must be just as sophisticated and fun. Here are a few suggestions to bring out the best at your next outdoor gathering.

Bright colored plates are a must to liven up the mood as well as food presentation.  This collection, including an appetizer plate, a salad plate and dinner plate can be found at Crate & Barrel.

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Although our days are much longer in the summer, any great gathering should last long after sunset. What to do about lighting? Lanterns of course! Modern designed lanterns can create a classy feel to any backyard or patio. These awesome lanterns, Soji Modern Solar Lanterns, collect light all day and automatically turn on at dusk. They are unique, portable, efficient, and come in several styles to accommodate the stylist in you.

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With summer in full swing, days spent outside can make you and your guests feel dehydrated and tired—but you can’t have that because your party will be a success. Get to the liquor or wine cellar near you and grab a couple bottles of wine, after all wine’s main purpose is to divert the mind from accumulated strain.

 Try Montes’ Classic Series Sauvignon Blanc 2008, rated by NYTimes Dining/Wine writer Eric Asimov and his wine panel as their number 1 wine for the summer. Out of a sampling of 20 bottles, they found Montes to be “dry and crisp, with distinctive herbal, mineral and citrus flavors as well. It was exceedingly pleasant yet not overly memorable.” Shiraz Events has supplied recent events with Montes and clients love the choice.

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Check out the different wines that were sampled in the NY Times Wine of the Times!

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