Raspberry sorbet topped with prosecco and candied coral reef accents

On the Menu: A Valentine’s Day Tablescape and Feast

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Over the past couple years, my husband’s discovered a passion (and hidden talent!) for cooking.  Much like design,  cooking is another creative outlet.  He loves putting together special menus and pairings for holiday meals and celebrations –and since we moved into our new home, I’ve become relatively obsessed with creating unique tablscapes to compliment the event and menu (see a peek at our New Year’s Eve celebration here.)  Inspired by way too many chef shows and netflix cooking docs, we’ve named our ‘pop-up’ restaurant Pöwell Hâus (a play on his last name and heritage), and about once a month we try to make a special date night or host a dinner party for friends or family- with a memorable menu and experience… that lasts for #SoMuchMoreThanOneDay.

Valentines Day tablescape table decor with Gladiolus flowers by Designer Lauren ElaineCaviar served on homemade potato crips with pickled red onions and horseradish being prepared in a kitchen

For this Valentine’s Day, I requested a mermaid-inspired Powell Haus menu.  And for the Valentine’s Day theme, I created a blushing candlelit tablescape with my favorite flowers (always on display at our Style House) — Gladiolus!

Valentines Day tablescape and table decor with Gladiolus flowers by Fashion Designer Lauren Elaine at her home in Los AngelesValentines Day tablescapes and table decor by Fashion Designer Lauren Elaine at her home in Los Angeles

Here’s a look at the ‘under the sea’ menu (also full video story in my IG highlights.)  And for the prettiest, tastiest, and easiest dessert idea, see below!

Powell Haus Valentines Day tasting menu at Castle Vistavalentines_day_menu_and_tablescape_by_fashion_designer_lauren_elaineCaviar served on homemade potato crips with pickled red onions and horseradishCaviar served on homemade potato crips with pickled red onions and horseradishThyme infused crab bisque for Valentines Day menuAgua Dulce chardonnay paired with red pepper crab cakes and arugula.Crab cakes with red pepper roumalade at for Valentines Day menuValentines day menu and tablescape by Designer Lauren Elaine at her home in Los AngelesRaspberry sorbet topped with prosecco and candied coral reef accents

Dessert DIY: Create a sparkling surprise for guests by topping any berry sorbet with prosecco and complementing berries! Easy, pretty, and my favorite (the husband took it to the next level by adding a sugared “coral reef” for the occasion!)        Raspberry sorbet topped with prosecco and candied coral reef accents

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