We grew up in a home where the kitchen was the heart of the house. It was where we would all come together after busy days at school and work, settle down and catch up. By no means did we have a set family dinner every evening at 7pm on the dot. Just not practical for our crazy schedules! Family meals ranged from homemade dinners in the dining room, casual meals shared at the kitchen table, or sometimes a buffet of leftovers spread across our kitchen island! Now that we have a home (er, apartment) of our own, we’ve carried those same traditions and find our favorite time is spent enjoying a meal together – no matter the setting.
Family meals often extended from just the four of us to the “second family” comprised of childhood friends, teammates and neighbors. It was a known thing you would always be well fed when visiting the Aziz household! Sometimes leaving TOO full. Now that our parents live across the pond, we rely on this “second family” to give us an excuse to cook for more than just two people.
So, Dietz & Watson’s “Choose The Table” campaign quite literally struck home for us. The family-owned and operated business believes food has the power to bring friends and loved ones together. And, we undoubtedly share the same sentiment.
We were first introduced to the Dietz & Watson brand during a one-of-a-kind dinner experience with Stephen Pyles at Flora Street Cafe. We were treated to an amazing multi-course meal featuring a selection of Dietz & Watson artisan meats and cheeses. Chef Pyles can truly do no wrong, and the meal was uniquely delicious from beginning to end!
While our #ChooseTheTable experience at Flora Street Cafe was imaginative and impressive – we all know mealtime isn’t always so perfect!
No eight-person dining room table in our humble apartment and no matching place settings like mom had. But the love of food and sharing it with others remains. Sometimes (most times) it leads to a group of us huddled on the couch or settled on the floor using paper towels as place mats and wiping red wine from our white coffee table. Recently, we switched up the scenery and took dinner outdoors to share Dietz & Watson cheese, crackers and wine with friends at the Dallas Arboretum.
It was a rare perfect fall evening in Dallas, and we packed a simple picnic, plastic cups and paper plates to set our own dinner table and enjoy a concert overlooking White Rock Lake.
Mealtime doesn’t have to be a four-course meal with wine pairings to be special. It can literally be a last-minute run to the grocery store to grab supplies for an impromptu dinner on whatever table you choose!
Food is basically our love language, and Dietz & Watson totally speaks it.
This post was in collaboration with Dietz & Watson, but as always, opinions are our own!