It is my opinion that the best part of traveling is bringing back the customs and flavors, of each place, to share with your family and friends. As you know, I spent some time in Spain this summer. I absolutely fell in love the with traditions, tablescapes, architecture, and food. In an effort to recreate my vacation I decided to make Paella, an authentic Spanish dish.
To start the meal off, I created an antipasto board. I had a similar antipasto platter nearly every meal while I was in Spain. As you can see from the picture, my antipasto included a variety of things to taste.
I also made some grilled veggies to go along with the main dish. These veggies were sprinkled with olive oil and lightly seasoned.
To bring everything together, I used white linens with an overlay of lace, which is typical of Spain. Classic white dishes and flowers can create a very simple, but elegant dinner setting.
While I wanted to recreate my time in Spain, you can easily bring back the flavors and traditions of any place that you visit. In fact, I highly recommend that you do bring some of the culture home for your family and friends to experience!