For Austin-based chefs Drew and Mary Catherine Curren, Texas ingredients and big flavors abound.
Lost in Texas
Chicken Liver Pâté
Cranberry-Pecan Chutney

Smoked Turkey Breast

Herb-Roasted Turkey Legs
Green Beans with Citrus and Pecans

Smoked-Oyster-and-Andouille Dressing

Brussels Sprouts with Ham and Caramelized Onions

Pumpkin Cheesecake Tart with Honey Swiss Meringue

October 21, 2013
Photo: Jody Horton; Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas 

Get the look:

  1. The place setting. Make each setting unique by using two different combinations of vintage china, flatware, and glassware. Vintage-rental companies are a great resource to find a fun mix.
  2. The linens. For an unexpected pairing, use formal china with casual linens.
  3. The centerpiece. Upgrade simple blue glass Ball jars with lush bouquets of flowers and foliage.
  4. The place cards. Embellish simple office-store hang tags with individually stamped letters that spell out each guest's name.