To walk into The Forge Restaurant | Winebar is to be transported to a whimsical wonderland. Chef Dewey takes cues from his environment as he creates his menus and recipes. What better way to enjoy this dinner with your friends than to recreate the ambiance for yourself. Here are few tips:
1. Simplicity rules. Your table setting should be limited to the essentials—crisp white napkins, white dinner plates, serving utensils, and simple water glasses and wine goblets.
2. Offset the simplicity of the place setting with elements of nature. The Forge juxtaposes tree-like table legs under clear glass or solid deep-wood-grained tabletops with over-the-top chandeliers and mirrors.
Ready to try this at home?
- For a centerpiece, take a cue from The Board Room at The Forge (pictured above)—choose a tall, clear glass vase or vases and fill with organic twisted branches available at your local hobby or craft store. It will provide a big impact at a low cost.