Rick and Cindy decided that all the dishes would be prepared in advance, and we would keep the grilling to a minimum. These two are avid cooks so when they plan the menu, you know it's going to be good! The result - we ate much earlier than usual, which is key on a school night before heading back to NYC.
Cindy set the table with melamine plates from pottery barn atop a pastel picnic style table cloth. Ikea lanterns and wildflowers added to the relaxed setting.
I brought raw market veggies to much on before dinner (sugar snap peas and radishes). They taste so delish on their own - they don't need much. Just add chopped chives, a drizzle of olive oil on top, and salt and pepper to taste.
After dinner, we took a stroll along the beach with sparkling wine in hand and watched the sun go down.
The junior lifeguard in me climbed up the chair for a better sunset view.
Rick and Cindy's beach dinner was so beautifully planned out and prepared that it has raised the bar for our future Sunday dinners!!