Life as magazine layout

Saturday night served up the tableau pictured above:

Looks like it belongs in Martha Stewart, with notable exceptions: Instead of using a cooler for a coffee table, her team would have found the perfect $2,000 distressed olive-wood bench, and the wine glasses would have matched.

The Menu: A mixed grill of legacy meat from our freezer marinated in bourbon and soy sauce and sprinkled with Bob's rub; salmon in a wash of lemon and honey spiked with hickory-smoked salt, wild rice, roasted potato salad in an herbed vinaigrette (Paul Newman's Organic Tuscan, truth be told), arugula salad with lemon and olive oil, mixed green salad with a classic vinaigrette, vegan orange-chocolate cake (to-die for!) and non-dairy Almond Dream ice cream.

The occasion: To introduce Jeff and Carol from Garfield Estates to friends prior to their participation in Taste of the Valley, fundraiser for the community radio station, KWMV.

The takeaway: Cliche but true, it doesn't get much better than this.

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