This Ruby Tuesday begins with Patti and myself at a great Christmas luncheon on Saturday. It was for the membership of the Independent Living Center I work for now, and was the board president at one time. Carmine's in New Haven was the venue, and the ambiance and food (salmon with a balsamic vinegar glaze on top of a bed of lentils) was excellent. Given the season and decor, red is all around. Like the subtle reds to the right. The brick trim and the red star on the San Pellegrino water bottle. To the left. the tablescape is nice. Set up for banquet seating, the layout isn't inspiring as the details, the poinsettia on the tables and alternating red and green napkins. I should have taken a picture of the tomato topping on the bruschetta appetizer, but didn't - it looked so good that consumption was the order at that moment.
Finally, the ruby holiday trim is applied here to the fine cordials cabinet (XO Cognac, Grappa, single malt Scotch, etc). A stylish collection of bottles adorned with poinsettia and an angelic figure in red. A great day of food, wine and rubies was had by all. For more ruby views, go to Mary's excellent Ruby Tuesday site.