Photo: Outdoor Kitchen, De Soto, KS
Pool and patio season is here, and with it comes opportunities for outdoor entertaining and family meals served under the shade of the backyard umbrella. Outdoor kitchens are all over the place these days, ranging from the impeccably-appointed to modular and modern. Cooking outside gives us the opportunity to bask in the gorgeous outdoors as well as helps avoid overtaxing your air conditioner and dishwasher, since the heat stays out of the indoor kitchen. Also, more grilling usually means less cleanup.
No matter how beautifully designed and executed your outdoor dining space is, however, there's still one key element you may have overlooked: your outdoor tableware. Sure, there are lots of nice paper plates and napkins available in your local discount store, but that doesn't quite fit the bill when you're entertaining guests or hosting a special family dinner, does it? Then again, you don't want to bring your good stoneware, ceramic, or porcelain outside; it's unwieldy, and it can get broken if dropped on a concrete patio or poolside (watch your feet!).
Enter Le Cadeaux melamine dinnerware and polycarbonate drinkware. Le Cadeaux tableware is sturdy enough to use at every meal, and beautiful enough for the most elegant outdoor feasts. This European-inspired tableware looks just like your favorite stoneware, with rustic accents and charming detail to give your outdoor entertaining the finishing touch.
And this is not your Grandma's melmac, either. In addition to being beautiful, Le Cadeaux is some of the strongest, most substantial melamine on the market today. The polycarbonate drinkware is virtually unbreakable. The entire collection is dishwasher safe and BPA-free.
You could feature a monochromatic table setting that coordinates with your chair cushions and landscaping, or a mix-and-match combo that is decidedly more bohemian (we love the Benidorm Blue for this...so chic). Le Cadeaux polycarbonate beverage service is just as elegant and resilient: with so many styles and colors to choose from, the perfect setting for your table is just a click away.