Monday, December 8, 2008

Ruby Tuesday - Lunch at Carmines

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.

29 comments:

Felisol said...

Hi Ralph,
such a very Ruby night, even salmon!
Adorable tabledecorations and even the bar with a gardian angle.
I bet you sang all the way to paradise!
From Felisol

~Just Me Miranda~ said...

This time of year is great for ruby reds. Great shots!

Jan said...

A fun Ruby post. Great job.

napaboaniya said...

Looks like you've enjoyed a sumptuous dinner with the beautiful set-up festive table :)
Happy Ruby Tuesday!!!

Pagan Sphinx said...

So much nice red! That salmon sounds so, so yummy. Happy Ruby Tuesday!

MyMaracas said...

Lots of cheerful red, and it sounds like you had a great time. Thanks for sharing the festivities!

Angela said...

Lovely red festive decor. It's feels too early for the holidays for me, but it's coming faster that I can imagine! Happy RT!

Roger said...

Awesome Ruby spread Ralph! Thanks man, now I am hungry and I would like a drink! ;D

Dora said...

Wow! U must have had a great time there with such a great meal! Happy RT. :)

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

No matter where you go, red and green always make a lovely show. It seems like you had a good lunch Ralph. :)

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Sounds like a good time was had by all!

Red and green certainly are festive!

Pia K said...

That looks lovely and all that food talk makes me really hungry, tomatoe bruschetta...:)

Catherine said...

Love the references to Italian way of life. San Pellegrino , is there a beeter choice. This water is International! As well as our Cognac : )
That's a perfection in details for Ruby Tuesday, Ralph.

Bond said...

Most excellent pictures Ralph...

Thanks for sharing...now pass the bruschetta please...

Linda said...

It looks like it was quite the festive feast! So nice that you and Patti had the chance to go out and enjoy yourselves while having a nice meal to boot!

Jientje said...

That's a very festive table setting Ralph!! It must have been quite a stylish party!

Raven said...

"consumption was the order of the moment." Great line. Sounds like it was a nice gathering.

crazy working mom said...

A great time was surely had by all with the looks of all that liquor. :) Nice shots.
My first Ruby Tuesday.

spiCes said...

such a very detailed ruby post!:) great! New Haven, in CT?

Kay said...

Great decorations on the tables! Luncheons are so much fun!

Dianne said...

looks like it was a great luncheon

love the bottle in the bricks

Sylvia K said...

Great decorations, sounds like fun and, I too, love the bottle in the bricks! Thanks!

Gattina said...

Must have been a very nice feast !
This months is just ideal for Ruby Red, lol !

maryt/theteach said...

Ralph, sounds like a wonderful holiday luncheon! At Carmine's, no less. CARMINE = RED! Ha! Also is it an Italian place? They are the best! :)

Robin said...

Very festive indeed.

Patti said...

Hi spiCes,
Yes, New Haven, Ct.

It's a nice restaurant, and cozy in the cold weather!

ramblingwoods said...

That looks like a very festive place to eat...

♥peachkins♥ said...

The table is a ruby red treasure...Love the photo of the bricks..

thanks for visiting..

Paz said...

Wonderful touches of red. I'm sure everyone enjoyed their time in Carmines.

Paz