Harvest Gathering

Celebrate autumn with this festive menu showcasing apples, pears, butternut squash and more. These tips will help you host a perfect gathering:

  • Decorate the table and space in warm autumn hues of amber, gold, brown, copper and taupe.
  • Layer round placemats over rectangular ones to add texture and color.
  • Decorate the mantel or sideboard with fall fruit, such as pomegranates or apples, along with branches and votive candles.
  • Fold napkins into squares, tie each with a length of ribbon, and tuck in a spray of dried grass or wheat.

Wine recommendations: Serve an off-dry Riesling or a citrusy Sauvignon Blanc. For the red, choose a light and spicy wine, such as Syrah or Pinot Noir.

Work plan:
Up to 1 day in advance:

Make the flatbread
Prepare the celery for the salad

Up to 12 hours in advance:
Make the ravioli filling

Up to 2 hours in advance:
Make the ravioli

Before dinner:
Prepare the cider
Assemble the salad
Cook the ravioli
Make the crisp