My sister, Lizzy, hosted a rooftop dinner party a few weeks ago. She lives in a high rise where the roof is planted with herbs and native grasses. Our friend, Ansley, brought the most delicious watermelon drink. I brought some pretty napkins and some garden roses and dahlias and Cori brought some gorgeous hydrangeas from her garden.
The menu: Gazpacho (in shot glasses), roasted sweet potatoes, cipollini onions and kale in a chile lime vinaigrette, drunken beans, milk-braised pork, roasted chicken, cabbage slaw, fresh salsa and Mexican rice with crunchy green onions.
Dessert: Vanilla ice-cream with bourbon soaked cherries.
It was delicious and a lovely evening with friends! Summer is fleeting here in the NW and I plan to continue savoring each moment.
Photos: Chelsea Fuss. Menu: Elizabeth Fuss. Produce provided by The Hillsboro Farmer's Market.
Looks gorgeous! I would love some ice cream with bourbon soaked cherries to appear in front of me! xo
Beautiful set up! I love that someone is wearing a friendship bracelet there…they were so much fun to make.
Gorgeous setting and food looks delicious!
The watermelon drink looks really refreshing—would you happen to have the recipe for it at all?
gorgeous party! the dessert looks amazing. i like your style, lady. 🙂
It looks like a perfect time! Are those wood serving boxes? Awesome idea!
P.S. loving the weather here in the NW, too.
Gorgeous! I adore those napkins.
I love how you used parchment paper. So great.
everything looks so delicious and summery. what a beautiful green rooftop!
looks like a fun party. And what a gorgeous spot for it.
yum! i’m salivating just looking at your images:P
you always seem to have the best parties! I wish I lived closer so that I might be invited to them!!!! 🙂
looks like such a gorgeous — and fun — summer evening! plus, spending time with sisters is the best. 🙂
wow, what a lovely dinner!!
those napkins are so sweet!! did you buy them or make them? The patterns are fantastic.
Looks like a lot of fun, loving the pretty patterns in those napkins x
Chelsea, you really have the best parties. This is beautiful! Really, the perfect summer party 🙂
Now that’s a summer party. Adore those pretty napkins and the food looks simply delightful.
So lovely. I love summer meals. It’s so relaxing and fun. I’m grasping onto the sunshine while I can too! I see you made it to Cost Plus. Hope you got to pick up some Bundaberg. Now I’ll need to go back to get some of those gorgeous napkins!
This would the perfect little get together. Makes me wish I had a flat roof.
I’ve got to throw out my request for that watermelon drink, too!
Everything looks beautiful. Your parties always have the best flowers.
Wish I knew someone with a rooftop garden (and some decent weather)… it looks perfectly perfect 🙂
i am heading right over to your sisters blogs in the hopes that some of these recipes are available!