LOW COUNTRY ECLECTIC MENU – CYPRESS
For oysters, white wine, a sparkling wine, or champagne would be in order. A crisp white burgundy would also be a good selection. If you are looking to spend a little more money, look for a Beaujolais with a little wood flavor and plenty of acidity.
This hearty meat dish would pair wonderfully with a Merlot or Merlot-blended wine from North America or even the right bank of Bourdeaux.
The first choice here would be a bottle of sparkling wine (such as a Rosé Champagne) with a long vintage if you like to pair sweet desserts with sweet wines.
If you can stay alfresco, bring some indoor pieces out – use bars or buffets you already have to hold supplies and showcase food.
Blend the space between your garden and your dining area – use plants such as ferns, palms and orchids.
Wood and glass are two materials that wear well outside, so focus on these for serving pieces or décor.