For Austin-based chefs Drew and Mary Catherine Curren, Texas ingredients and big flavors abound. Smoked-Oyster-and-Andouille Dressing
Lost in Texas
Chicken Liver Pâté
Smoked Turkey Breast
Herb-Roasted Turkey Legs
Green Beans with Citrus and Pecans
Brussels Sprouts with Ham and Caramelized Onions
Pumpkin Cheesecake Tart with Honey Swiss Meringue
Get the look:
- 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.
- The linens. For an unexpected pairing, use formal china with casual linens.
- The centerpiece. Upgrade simple blue glass Ball jars with lush bouquets of flowers and foliage.
- The place cards. Embellish simple office-store hang tags with individually stamped letters that spell out each guest's name.