I’m off to give a presentation this afternoon (my other life…), but I thought you might like to know how things are shaping up for the Great Dinner tomorrow.

We have set out the plates, bowls and glassware in the order in which it will be needed tomorrow,

The soup cups…

The soup bowl for the pea risotto and crab cake:

The lime sorbet intermezzo will be in a champagne cup. I’m going to use a Royal Staffordshire gold & white saucer to go under it:

The main course of rack of lamb with roasted vegetables in parmesan baskets:

And the Better Than Crack Parfaits  (which I’ve made and are residing in the fridge). They will go into the same champagne cups as the sorbet. I have many of these for whatever reason, so enough to go around for both courses with no washing up between. I’ll put those onto the cobalt soup cup saucers, which in turn will go onto the gold edged white Spode plate you see in the upper right.

 I’ve mostly set the table and I thought you might like a sneak peak. The service plate will remain in place for the first three courses, then be removed when the main course is served.

There are still a few touches to put into place.

Our guests Kathi and Ron have arrived and are happily helping out.  Thank heaven for Kathi’s calligraphy skills for the place cards.

All right – gotta run or I’ll be late. See everyone soon.

I’m sharing this post with Between Naps on the Porch.