Dinner Parties 101
Where has the dinner party circuit gone? The thought of inviting friends
for dinner is daunting…who has time, and where will we find a sitter?
We can't help with the sitter, but dinner parties are truly possible,
given about two hours per evening for three or four evenings prior to
the party. That's all it takes.
Well, that and GREAT organization.
That's where my catering skills come in handy. I can teach you how to
design a menu, read a recipe, prepare a shopping list, and organize a
preparation list. Recipes can often be broken down into small steps that
can be done in advance: this is called the mise en place, the initial
setup. There are certain things to consider when devising a menu, such
as seasonality of ingredients, guests' preferences and prohibitions, but
most important is the flow of your preparation. It is actually possible
to invite two or three couples for dinner and join them for the
Entertaining is often less expensive
than going out to dinner. For the price of an excellent dinner for two
including wine, you can prepare a dinner for six in your home, including
wine! epicurean can design a class on the subject for your group, or provide
consulting or even catering on an individual basis for important events.
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