A Seafood Soirée With Stella Artois

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There are some meals that define summer, like barbeques and clam bakes. For me, nothing screams summer dinner party more than a whole bunch of fresh seafood paired with ice cold drinks. A few weeks ago I partnered with my friends at Drizly and Stella Artois to host the perfect summer dinner party, a Seafood Soirée. Lobsters and beer and ciders? Yes please!

Stella Artois’ signature lager is the perfect companion with a seafood dinner- it’s light and refreshing and not overly filling, leaving lots of room for all the food you’ll be eating. If you or your dinner party guests are more of a cider drinker than a beer drinker (like me), Stella’s got you covered there with Stella Artois Cidre. Their hard cider is super yummy with just the right amount of fruity sweetness and crisp finish. It’s a great thirst quencher for a warm summer day. I loved the way the sweet apple taste paired with what MJD likes to call sweet meat- aka lobster.A Seafood Soiree with Stella Artois and Stella Cidre- Summer Entertaining Essentials- Dinner Party- Boston Chic Party-4A Seafood Soiree with Stella Artois and Stella Cidre- Summer Entertaining Essentials- Dinner Party- Boston Chic Party-11A Seafood Soiree with Stella Artois and Stella Cidre- Summer Entertaining Essentials- Dinner Party- Boston Chic Party-5A Seafood Soiree with Stella Artois and Stella Cidre- Summer Entertaining Essentials- Dinner Party- Boston Chic Party-14

A Seafood Soirée with Stella Artois is the ultimate ending to a sunny beach day with family and friends. While the menu is impressive, it doesn’t have to be difficult to host this dinner party. I’d so much rather spend time at the beach than in the kitchen, even though I love to cook, so I enlisted the help of our seaside fish market to cook the lobsters for me. Most places that sell lobsters will do this for you and it’s such a good thing to take advantage of to make things a bit easier on the hostess. Drizly also is a huge helper when it comes to this- just order your Stella Artois lager and Stella Artois Cidre and  for delivery (free delivery on both items this month 😉 )and you can save yourself another trip to the store!

For the soirée, we started with appetizers of shrimp cocktail and oysters with a post- beach beer and cider. The main course included some of my favorite summer foods: lobster, steamed littlenecks, corn, a simple salad and watermelon. Of course, we can’t forget dessert and I served my Skillet Blueberry Crisp made with local New Jersey blueberries to finish off the meal.

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You know I love me a good tablescape- no dinner party is complete with out a few fun additions to the table. I again tried to stick to a core color theme- blue and white- and added in some seaside accents, like fish platters, to complete the look. My favorite things about the Seafoode Soirée tablescape were the napkins and the flowers. I used Shreve, Crump and Low’s signature gurgling cod pitcher to display the quintessential summer arrangement of hydrangeas and sunflowers. This was my first time using the gurgling cod pitcher as a vase and I have a feeling I’ll be doing it a ton more :). The napkins I found on major sale at Target as part of their Marimekko collection. Tied up with a piece of rope, the pop of color and fun patterns added that little something extra the table needed. I also love that the Stella Artois and Stella Artois Cidre bottles are pretty on their own adding to the fun and relaxed table.

The party was so delicious and fun, I definitely want to host another Seafood Soirée complete with Stella Artois and Stella Artois Cidre. What do you say- would you join me? 🙂

Happy Party Planning!

xoxo, Jenna

FYI- This post was sponsored by Drizly and Stella Artois. All images and opinions are my own.

 

 

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  1. Madgasti
    July 22, 2016 / 6:47 am

    Perfect pairing, lobster and an ice cold Stella! Couldn’t ask for more👍🏻

  2. July 22, 2016 / 9:55 am

    Ummm YES! I would totally join you. This looks beautiful, great job!

    xo
    Kristy
    style-blueprint.com

  3. July 22, 2016 / 1:28 pm

    Omg that spread looks amazing!!! Coming over now! Lol. I don’t drink often, but I love that Stella Cidre. So crisp and refreshing!

    ❤️, Mindy
    http://www.threadsnbreads.com

  4. Lizzie P
    July 22, 2016 / 1:51 pm

    You are the hostess with the mostest! I am definitely copying this entire dinner!

  5. tessfelber
    July 22, 2016 / 2:44 pm

    Very impressive spread- can never go wrong with lobster!! Also loving those napkins:) Have an awesome weekend!
    xox Tess | Sequins are the New Black

    • July 22, 2016 / 11:39 pm

      Thank you Tess! I had to have the napkins when I saw then and they are on super sale in store- it was a win-win 🙂

  6. July 22, 2016 / 4:52 pm

    YUM! I love me some seafood. This lobster and those clams look SO GOOD! I love Stella and I’m going to a cookout tonight. I’ll have to grab some Stella beers on my way! Thanks for the inspo!
    http://stopdropandvogue.com

    • Meghan
      July 22, 2016 / 11:16 pm

      Looks AMAZING!!! Love every detail

  7. Meghan
    July 22, 2016 / 11:17 pm

    Looks AMAZING!!! Love every detail

  8. Madgeduff
    July 24, 2016 / 8:01 am

    I love the color scheme and Stella Artois has long been my favorite summer beer. Fabulous job putting this entire dinner together, Jenna!

  9. MadgeDuff
    July 25, 2016 / 12:19 am

    Love the color scheme and Stella Artois has been a long-time summer favorite for me. You created a beautiful setting, Jenna!

  10. July 25, 2016 / 10:26 am

    I’m not sure if I should be impressed or angry that your post made me so hungry haha. It all looks so delicious and is presented beautifully, you did an amazing job!! I hope you saved me some lobster and Stella : )

    Meaghan xx

    • July 25, 2016 / 9:04 pm

      Aw thank you Meaghan! I will take that as a compliment 🙂 Would love to have some Stella and lobster with you!

  11. July 29, 2016 / 8:25 am

    not only do you know how to host a dinner party, but you know how to present and photograph it so well!! totally impressed and would love to be a part of that- Stella is such a refreshing beer! xo

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