1827 W. Hubbard Street | Chicago, IL 60622 | 312.733.9700
 
 

 

The Guest Designer Table
 
goes on the road to

 Big Delicious Planet's Urban Farm

 
For the first time, our Guest Designer Table was recreated for a real dinner:  Big Delicious Planet's Urban Farm series dinner.  

If you didn't know, Big Delicious Planet has been named The Greenest Caterer in  America by The Green Restaurant Association for the past three years. That should come as no surprise when you realize that they grow 105 different varieties of 39 crops in their urban farm  tended by their full-time farmer.  They have two bee hives and even grow succulents on the wall of the building to help maximize the growing space on their two city lots.  They take great pride in saying "50 raised beds of organic herbs and vegetables 15 feet from the kitchen door".
 
The design started in our showroom.   Heidi Coudal, owner of Big Delicious Planet, selected an artistic but neutral navy runner from Unison Home to highlight their tomatoes as the focus of their "Summer  Harvest" outdoor dinner.  
 
Next came the color persimmon to complement the runner and the 12 varieties of tomatoes grown in their garden.  So far they have harvested 130 pounds of tomatoes this season.
 
The persimmon accent color really pops from the seat covers on our French Industrial chairs using our new Cushion Attachment.
 
We loved their use of a Mini Cast Iron Skillet for a bread and butter plate and a Copper Mug as another accent of the color persimmon.
 
At the garden dinner the Copper Mug was replaced with a Modern Cocktail glass holding  a house-made peach and blueberry popsicle which chilled the Prosecco on the warm summer night. 
 
They also switched our skillet to serve the yummy dessert, a delicious nectarine blackberry sage crumble.

The flowers on our showroom table were also grown in their garden and were mixed with a few interesting weeds they found on the short walk from their kitchen to our showroom.

Yet for the actual garden dinner one of their great floral partners, Pollen Floral Design,  styled the table mixing in tomatoes from the Big Delicious Planet garden as well.

They experimented with our Globe String lights, draping them in a bountiful crisscross all over our Farm Light Bridge. (Our new Globe String lights are not battery-operated like all of our other Light Bridge lighting options-but are quite popular nonetheless.)

Another change from the showroom version is the covering of the Globe String Lights with White Chinese Paper Lanterns.  The entire Big Delicious Planet event team, Christen Whitehouse, Sarah Crowley and Grace Hamilton, are constantly creating, improving upon their ideas and changing their seasonal menus which most likely is the reason they were selected to do the daily catering for Facebook who insisted that their caterer be creative enough to not repeat menus for six months!

Alas, Big Delicious Planet's last Urban Farm Dinner for the season is tonight. But there is always next summer...
Thanks to all participants this month:
Genevieve Lauren Photography
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