Our season for Al fresco dining is so short that we make every effort to eat on our front deck.
Unfortunately the backyard project is on hold until we can get some help and with the summer being the way it has been.... rain and then extreme hot temperatures....well, it seems that it is going to take longer than anticipated.
So for now we continue to enjoy Al fresco on the front deck.
The deck is still waiting for several coats of stain but until the temperature evens out that too is on hold.
So.... we are enjoying the summer, ignoring the unstained deck and living life outdoors.
I find the description of Al fresco dining as party-like to be so true.
Somehow getting the table set outdoors, no matter how casual, it has an immediate festive feel.
Yep, those are plastic salt and pepper mills on the table...
but don't forget..... it is a style of dining that is casual.
And in the summer heat I am all about casual.
And the food is fairly casual too...
Bruschetta pasta with grilled steak and a salad make this an easy meal.
and as the darkness sets in you feel like you have created your own outdoor oasis.
Once dinner is finished we grab the muskoka chairs and pull them around the little fire pit to finish off the evening ....
An perhaps by September we will finish our Al fresco evenings for 2013 on a back terrace by the edge of the forest....
In the meantime....
although we are missing some of our favourite regulars from the table.....SARAH...ANDREW.... next time!!
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Elizabeth and co.
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French Country cottage