Want to come over on Sunday night for dinner? These words are like music to my ears! Sunday Night Dinner was one of the main inspirations for Sip Savour Share. All throughout my life, I have sat down around a table with family and friends on Sunday night to enjoy a meal. My greatest memories are built around many Sundays spent with my favourite people. I hope to inspire others to start their own Sunday Night Dinner traditions. What better way to end a week (and start one, for that matter) than by spending it with great people, great food, and great wine.
So, I’ve partnered with incredible Vancouver photographer Christie Graham and my good friend and interior designer Gillian (Gillian Segal Design) to come up with a Sunday Night Dinner series. They will be posted on the first Sunday of every month and I am so excited about this!
For this shoot, Gillian and I decided on an element of rusticism because we wanted people to feel comfortable, and we wanted the food to shine through. When all else fails, put some tea lights in mason jars and call it a day: candles always make everything better! For the menu, we have attached a template in order to help you make something yourself, as it really does add an extra touch. Christie flawlessly captured the essence of Sunday Night Dinner in these photos.
I hope this new series provides inspiration for you to host your own family/friends over for dinner on a Sunday night. So, tonight SIP some good wine, SAVOUR some good food, and SHARE it with great people.
Rather than using cloth napkins and placemats, opt for paper! You can recycle them when it’s over and it makes for an easy clean up so you have time to get ready for Monday morning.
Play around with your chairs. Here, we used a pillow that matched the theme, and also added a fun saying to elevate the mood of the room.
I always put out three types of cheese: hard, soft, and “something else” which was a goat cheese with a beautiful flower on top. Taste and look are equally as important here.
Make sure you sit down with your guests and enjoy a glass of wine (and slice of cheese) before dinner is served.
You can make this salad with any type of lettuce. We had some romaine, butter lettuce, and iceberg from the garden so that is what I used, and it was delicious.
Having an herb garden makes last minute additions to your salad a sinch. I love hopping out there to grab something and add an extra zest to the dish.
This roast chicken is one of my favourite recipes, especially in the summer when herbs are fresh and plentiful (check back this week for the recipe – you won’t want to miss it).
For this dish, I chose to pair it with a Pinot Noir because I love drinking reds on Sunday night – it leads to long conversation at the table. Pinot Noir is also great with roast chicken.
I love to cook a roast chicken on a Sunday – you have more time, it’s a slow process, and it makes you feel like you’re home wherever you are.
We set a few vignettes throughout the room to make it interesting. Here, we have the twine we used along with some fun paper napkins.
It’s easy to print a menu, and it really adds that extra touch of finesse. Download our template to create one quickly.
Set the mood with neutrals, lots of candles, and a special centrepiece. Gillian chose an old antler that was found naturally in the forest.
My first rule of entertaining is to be comfortable and have a smile on your face. It always sets the tone for a great meal.
A simple summer dessert that is easy to put together is what you’re looking for at a Sunday dinner. (Somewhat) healthy doesn’t hurt either!
Check back next week for all of the recipes and design inspiration.
Happy Sunday 🙂 If you’d like to download our menu template, you can get it here: sunday night dinner doc