Skating Chefs, a riff on the Guy Buffet series, jumped out at me one day on eBay. This one’s for you, Lauren Kain, who rises in the very wee hours of Christmas morning to proof and bake the croissants she brings from Petite Thuet, where she works as sous-chef to Chef Marc Thuet. As a parent & grandparent, it’s utterly delightful to see how holiday rituals morph to include the contributions of the next generation. Rising to the wafting aroma of baking croissants is one such privilege, and is very much appreciated. Yum!

There are six plates in the set.  They’re rimmed in  a very deep green, reflecting the Christmas motif.  


Of course, what could be more appropriate than styling them with pastries and croissants?


The green glasses are from Pottery Barn about 20 years ago. While a slightly lighter shade, the green bowls and cake stands from a gift store in Cape Cod, toned very well.


The linens are fairly recent acquisition from Williams Sonoma – within the last year. 


I liked the way the black & white bistro-theme picked up the black & white check in the chef’s pants.


The rooster salt & pepper shakers are also from Williams Sonoma within the last year.


Moxie helped out with the table setting, mostly by staying off the table (for a change).  She’s usually all over it like a bad rash.

Bon appetit!

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