Kukui nuts, so-called also Kemiri nuts,
originating from the Pacific Islands, are also known as light nuts, due to
their conspicuous amount of oils contained inside, burned to emanate light. For
this reason, in Hawaiian mythology, the Kemiri, the official tree of the State
of Hawaii, is a symbol of light, protection and peace, precisely because its
seeds were used as candles.
For a simple mise en place with delicate
pastel shades of mint green, lavender and turtledove, Kemiri is the symbol of day-to-day tables, but also suitable for parties. Try to mix its three
shades and match the glasses Biancospino, Passiflora and Gelsomino for a table with
an unmistakable style and attention to detail.