To create a five-star restaurant in the hosts' backyard, the event team builds a 20-by-10-by-8-foot solid wood cabana to shelter the "royal table."
A long view of the cabana; note the fabric treatment for the ceiling and tied-back sheers.
Luxury outdoor furniture accompanied the cabana.
The design team took the home's existing design into consideration while creating the backyard restaurant.
Floral and fabric treatments create a tropical mood.
Custom inset lighting is built into the cabana's ceiling.
An arrangement of orchids, protea, callas, hydrangea and amaranthus hung above the length of the table.
A close-up of a floral accent.
Another floral grouping.
The cabana is actually two 10-by-10-by-8-foot structures that are attached to each other. The structure sat upon decking to elevate guests above the lawn.
Floral running along the center of the table mimics the floral overhead.
Note the elegant lanterns suspended above the table.
More floral in vivid, tropical tones.
An orchid graced each napkin.
Wicker balls were suspended with floral.
A long view of the cabana. Because the yard had not been leveled prior to installation, the event team's mantra became: "Dig, flatten, shim--repeat."
A close-up of the curtain tie-back.
The setting for each of the 10 diners included a pillow for the feet, a pashmina for female guests, a hand towel, and individual sets of condiments.
The elegant cabana was been "a tremendous asset in upselling decor" for tropical parties, the event team notes. The client wound up buying the cabana for her husband as an additional birthday gift.
A view of the cabana at night.
Lighting brings out the beauty of the overhead floral.
The lanterns on the deck provide dramatic accents.
A long view of the cabana at night,
The 10-course meal included this trio of ceviches: Alaska wild salmon, hamachi and yellowfin tuna.
The sixth course: foie gras with a caramelized stone fruit salad and white wine verjus.
The beef course: braised short rib served over sunchoke puree and an oven-roasted root vegetable cake.
Dessert is a molten chocolate "lava" cake with assorted fresh berries.
The meal concluded with coffee service and homemade marshmallows in a variety of flavors.Enjoy more beautiful Photo Galleries--just click here.