Chef Michael Scelfo shares his secrets for the ultimate al fresco dinner party.
Ellen Scelfo, an avid baker, serves up her famous dessert, strawberry-and-basil buckle with black-pepper ice cream.
Ellen Scelfo (right) catches up with her guests over dessert.
Scelfo and his friends enjoy after-dinner whiskey.
During the warmer months, the Scelfos often grill outdoors.
Scelfo in his home kitchen.
A drawing by the Scelfos’ children hangs in the kitchen.
A cheese grater that’s been in Scelfo’s family for multiple generations.
Scelfo used salvaged wood as shelving in the kitchen.