Today’s dose of entertaining inspiration comes to us from Be Inspired PR, who recently partnered with Modern Art Catering and Sunstone Winery to host this intimate Tuscan-style dinner party for a group of Santa Barbara and Los Angeles wedding planners. Lucky for us, photographer Jen Rodriguez captured it all beautifully on film!

A grey and lavender color scheme complemented both the menu and the beautiful Sunstone Villa backdrop. For the decor, custom florals from Bloominous decorated vintage farm tables, and a mix of scattered bud vases and candles gave the whole tablescape an organic and relaxed feel. Tabletop rentals from Soiree8 and paper goods from For Your Party finished off the gorgeous design. Mix and match vintage goblets contrasted modern white plates and gold flatware… and can we talk about how cute those lavender napkins are?! Custom calligraphy menus and name cards tied in the pops of grey from the florals.

As guests arrived, delicious Sunstone wine started flowing, and Modern Art Catering passed out miniature pizzas, complete with mini pizza boxes! After mixing and mingling (and taking advantage of an amazing cheese, charcuterie, and balsamic bar), guests sat down at their place settings for the first course. The Modern Art Catering menu included pappa al pomodoro with micro basil and burrata and sweet corn agnolotti with corn buerre blanc and baby corn, all leading up to a main course of braised osso bucco with a pine nut gremolata and polenta. Each course was perfectly paired with wines from Sunstone’s own collection. For dessert, Chef and Modern Art Catering owner Matthew Antoun created a green tea panna cotta with a matcha creme anglais that was truly a work of art!

If the description above doesn’t do it, the pictures in the slideshow should explain why no one wanted to leave the Tuscan-inspired getaway at the end of the night. It was truly a magical evening with amazing food & drink, great company, and a beautiful backdrop.