An Outdoor Summer Table
Since we’re all spending so much time at home, I wanted to share a simple summer tablescape and menu that you can enjoy for lunch or dinner! Mealtime can certainly become monotonous if you don’t switch things up, and I’m a huge fan of putting out a pretty tablecloth, using a colorful napkin, and opening up a crisp bottle of rosé to keep things fun and fresh.
My Favorite Rosé
My absolute favorite rosé is from Chateau Minuty. It’s no surprise that it’s the top selling rosé in all of France, Europe and the Caribbean. Minuty is a family owned vineyard in the heart of Saint Tropez, that focuses on sustainability and organic farming efforts. They’re the only winery in Cotes de Provence that still harvests 100% of their grapes by hand!
Minuty Prestige Rosé
Minuty has four different rosés at varying price points. I’ve tried them all and can attest that every single one is delicious; crisp, light, and smooth. Their most popular bottle in France, Minuty Prestige, is finally available here and you’d never guess it’s only $30. It’s the perfect wine to pair with a yummy summer salad, fish, grilled vegetables, or cheese. It has the slightest citrus undertone and finishes with a refreshing minerality taste. It is dangerously easy to drink haha!
A Very Special Rosé
Another Minuty wine I love is the 281 2019 which is $90. It’s extremely light and would make for a wonderful gift or special occasion wine! Thomas and I love to drink this with a yummy pasta dish at dinner, or even just by the pool when we want to pretend we are in St. Tropez!
Summer Entertaining Ideas
To go along with the rosé, I made a simple butter lettuce salad with big chunks of fresh feta, green Castelvetrano olives, and a light homemade vinaigrette. This vinaigrette is one of my go-to’s and is simply; olive oil, lemon juice, dijon mustard, salt + pepper. I like to buy a block of feta and cut it up myself because it tastes 10x better. I also made a cheeseboard with simple French crackers, a baguette, and 3 different kinds of cheeses; brie, jarlsberg, and gouda. I dressed it up with vibrant figs and grapes.