Summer Courses For the Decadent Lifestyle

Mozzarella, tomato, and avocado salad: (Source)

I truly adore summer, although autumn and spring are my favourite seasons. However, I do feel all four season have their place in my book!

For most, the welcoming of summer has officially begun or you've been wanting to welcome summer despite the actual climate pattern. As seasonal changes affect our wardrobes our food palate tends to transform as well. Hopefully the summer has inclined you to still have a fashionable appetite, whether it be to wear vivacious colour or indulge in soles of new heights.

But, just because it's summer doesn't mean that you have to trade in your decadent cravings! Let's talk food!
    A must try! Sturgeon with honey and ouzo (Source)

    Mediterranean salmon spread (Source)

There's one thing that I love about summer other than donning lightweight apparel and that's seasonal cuisine ... well, delicious seasonal cuisine in general! Enjoying the bite of fresh salads, grilled entrees, and washing all of that succulence down with citrus beverages (poolside, of course) is quite a treat! 
Summertime in Paris cocktail w/ rosemary + citrus vodka (Source)

Perhaps, you might even need a jolt of food influence to help you with summer entertaining. Here it is!

My favourite: Le Gruyère Cheese Plate with Figs *I also like this with Manchego cheese. (Source)

Flaky puff pastry mushroom puffs (Source)

Here's tasty visuals of inspiration, food that I've saved in my food for thought Pinterest board to tryout for gatherings that I will be hosting this summer. These are merely dollops of happiness for the epicure. Enjoy!

    Decadent chocolate mousse torte (Source)
    Maryland crab feast cupcakes (Source)


Have you been preparing anything different for your summer guests? What do you do to get inspired for entertaining friends and family?

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  1. francesca romana capizzi24 June, 2012

    That first salad is definitely my gfave because I love avocados!!!


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  2. Delicious post, darling!
    Must try that salmon spread!

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  3. I am SO HUNGRY now after reading this!

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  4. Arghh! That Mozzarella and avocado salad and the Gruyère pate is making me seriously hungry! Yum yum! x

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  5. The torte looks so delicious, makes me wanne try it out NOW.

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  6. Eli Fournier24 June, 2012

    That drink looks delicious!!

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  7. Oh my gosh--- now you have me hungry!!!!  I especially could go for the puff pastry mushroom puffs and both desserts! (wow, I sound so healthy!)

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  8. Wow all that food looks so yummy. I have been making lots of soup and breakfast muffins here! Good for on the go. You can find my recipes on my Hubpages!
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  9. It's very refreshing and easy to make.

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  10. Yum, I could so do with that first salad, avocado, tomato and Mozzerella are like my favourite Summer foods!

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  11. OMG that drink looks delicious! In the summertime if I am attending a party, I will usually bring my tri-coloured pasta salad.

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  12. summer foods are my favorites - fresh veggies and fruits and seafood... so good!

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  13. pratishtha Durga25 June, 2012

    Ummm... these look fabulous. Perfect summer treats. thanks for sharing.

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  14. Mmm, it all looks so delicious!

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  15. looks delicious!! Sturgeon and honey looks great!
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  16. That Summertime in Par is Cocktail makes me think of Hemingway's 'The Sun Also Rises'. I LOVE it!  :)

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  17. mmmm all these things look so delicious I'll have to try some of these, thanks for sharing 

    xo
    Anita 

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  18. I'm all about summer entertaining these days with the beach house.  Love all of these ideas.  I'm constantly on the lookout for more inspiration :) xoxo

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  19. Mmm that salad looks divine and how cute are the cupcakes!  I love lighter fare as well!
    xoxo,Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  20. I know the salad is very easy to make and a refreshing plate. :)

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  21. thanks for sharing these links! I totally am drooling over that salad!

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  22. Hummm so good!!


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  23. Mary Jo at Trustyourstyle.com25 June, 2012

    This all looks so yummy! I adore all of your picks and it's good inspiration as I'll be entertaining a lot leading up to the 4th.

    xo Mary Jo

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  24. i seriously can't stop eating avocado, so that first salad looks amazing..

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  25. Ok I was feeling hungry before I read your post. Now I am ravenous. Off to eat something now. Xxxx

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  26. Excellent! Glad to be of help. :) Happy Monday!

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  27. Thanks! I love breakfast muffins!  :)

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  28. I want to try it myself ... added to the list! xx

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  29. Mozzarella, avocado and tomato salad is definitely a summer favourite for me. I also love Greek salads, fish and anything with goats cheese in the summer. Those crab feast cupcakes look amazing!

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  30. Oh my gosh, you've just made me drool all over my computer (and that's seriously un-glamorous!!! :), all these recipes look so fantastic, I'll be pinning them like crazy! Thnks so much for this delicious inspiration!

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  31. I love avocado - that first dish looks amazing! xo

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  32. I wish I had space to entertain friends and family in my little NYC apartment! If I did, I would definitely use some of these suggestions :)

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  33. GlamChameleon26 June, 2012

    Salad and salmon spread would be my choices, definitely, I live on salads and cooked vegetables!:)
    Happy Tuesday!!
    Jelena

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  34. It all looks soooooooooooo delicious, ahhhhhhhhhhhh

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  35. Caitie Schlisserman26 June, 2012

    YUM! that first dish looks amazing

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  36. ahhhh youre making me hungry lol 

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  37. :) You're welcome! These are some of my favourite appetizers at the moment.

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  38. I want to taste a little bite.

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  39. Kuramalgo12 July, 2012

    it's look so yammy :P 


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