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The perfect tablescaping for a summer "aperitivo"

Check our tips to recreate a lovely location for an homemade aperitivo with friends

The perfect tablescaping for a summer aperitivo Check our tips to recreate a lovely location for an homemade aperitivo with friends

Lately, during the rediscovered summer evenings outdoors, the table setting - better known as tablescaping - seems to be more important than the outifit of the guests. A place where joy and food come together, the table is the symbol of Italian hospitality and sharing, on which all the spotlights are focused at the time of meeting. Furthermore, the aperitivo has become a truly special moment: an opportunity to meet at the end of the day, respecting social distancing and any curfews that are still active, and to dedicate a moment of relaxation and fun to yourself and loved ones. If this spring the tablescaping was concentrated on the colors that warm the atmosphere such as orange and green, the summer palette explodes in the shades of the clear sky and is decorated with flowers and majolica.

How to best decorate the table this summer for an unforgettable aperitivo? Whether in an apartment, in the garden, on the terrace or at the beach, a few essential elements are enough, strategically selected here by nss G-Club to help you get the perfect mise en place.

 

Color palette and mood setting

Sky blue, lemon yellow and sun yellow, mixed with deep blue and white lit by the warm pink light of summer sunset take with a magical shade. Between plates, glasses, trays and tablecloths or placemats there is plenty of choice in the combination, but the main rule is always the same: the contrast accentuates the detail, so attention to overlapping. Whether outdoors or on a terrace, prepare the table with a simple white tablecloth and napkins in beige color will make the food the true protagonist.

 

Must-have: charcuterie board

There is no true aperitivo without a charcuterie board that serves as a serving dish to lay the most sought after delicacies. Symbol par excellence of sharing, on a round board all types of food are great, from fruit, to taralli and even dessert. But on the rectangular olive-wood cutting board only one thing sits like a Kalheesi on the Throne: an endless range of cold cuts, cheeses, sauces, small bowls of honey, fruit that make up a real ornamental design. Again, for a perfect charcuterie board styling come into play. On instagram the hashtag #charcuterieboard is hugely popular and boasts 1,806,167 posts at the moment.

 

Sparkling wine and spritz

In addition to the company and the food, on a perfect table for the aperitivo can not miss something to drink: our favorite ones are a sparkling wine for the most sophisticated palates, and tthe classic and summery spritz also in a non-alcoholic variant. Drinking something during an aperitivo is a ritual, and as such deserves a glass that celebrates this commanded party for the palate: you to the glasses for drinks or juices, you live only once.

 

Decorated and chic plates

Each season has its own trend in interior decoration, but this year the decorated dishes seem to have arrived to stay.From delicate and floral decorations to baroque vibes, white ceramic is tinged with unique colors to add to the aperitif table that extra touch of class, such as the floral collection, Dior’s Granville, just released in boutique.

Our favorite elements to recreate a stunning table setting that will hypnotize your guests and let the challenge of summer start: who's going to be the best summer aperitivo host? Here is a selection for the perfect tablescaping items for aperitivo, we are waiting to see your results!

Westwing Colorful Wine Glasses

Westwing Colorful Wine Glasses

Louise Roe Copenhagen Champagne Glass

Louise Roe Copenhagen Champagne Glass

Dior Maison Granville Plate

Dior Maison Granville Plate

Dior Maison Riviera Set

Dior Maison Riviera Set

Kartell Moon Bowl

Kartell Moon Bowl

KNINDUSTRIE Glocal Barrel Tray

KNINDUSTRIE Glocal Barrel Tray

Dior Maison Granville Decorative Tray

Dior Maison Granville Decorative Tray

Zara Home Floreal Tablecloth

Zara Home Floreal Tablecloth

Zara Home Multiuse Curtain Tablecloth

Zara Home Multiuse Curtain Tablecloth

Zara Home Cotton Napkins Lemon Print

Zara Home Cotton Napkins Lemon Print