At the Kinfolk Table

29.10.13

I’ve spoken before about my love for Kinfolk. The magazine, the events and their entire philosophy that is all about getting back to basics and enjoying delicious food in the company of likeminded people in an intimate gathering. And now Kinfolk have launched their brand new book, The Kinfolk Table, which draws on these exact ideas and offers beautiful and inspiring recipes to inspire small gatherings. I was invited to attend a Kinfolk gathering last weekend, which took place in a Manhattan style apartment in Amsterdam, hosted by two of the loveliest people I know, Chantal and Harry, whose apartment and Provence home I photographed some months ago. They prepared a feast for their 16 guests of all of their favourite Dutch, French and Italian dishes. It was absolutely beautiful. The tables were simply decorated in fall fashion with tiny candles, fresh herbs and pinecones and we dined off Chantal’s 100 year old serveware that used to belong to her grandmother. It was the most wonderful evening, chatting, sharing recipes and savouring the moment, and all in celebration of the beautiful book. Photographer Danique was there to capture all of the gorgeous details, which I am so happy to share with you here. Bon appétit!

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That’s me holding the plum tart, and boy did I eat a LOT of that! Everything was delicious, with gorgeous cheeses to start the evening off, fish soup, lentil salad, courgette risotto, and trio of desserts which included that amazing plum tart, chocolate mousse and stewed apples. I went home with a full belly and a happy heart. A huge thank you to Chantal and Harry for their brilliant hospitality {and the extra 10 kilo’s I put on that night}!

And Didn’t Danique do the most wonderful job on the photography? If you don’t know her work yet, you must visit her site 88Forever and take a peek into her portfolio. Her style is soft and romantic with a vintage feel to it, and is very similar to the look and feel of one of my favourite photographers, Laura D’Arte. Truly inspiring, and all so soft and natural. You can see more gorgeous imagery of the Kinfolk dinner on her blog.

Have a wonderful day,

Holly x

Photography by 88Forever

 

5 Responses to “At the Kinfolk Table”

  1. Sonia says:

    Lovely Holly!
    Liefs. Sonia

  2. thank you Holly for the very nice comments. Next one in Provence?

  3. It was great meeting you Holly and sharing a wonderful evening together. And I love your bog!

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