This is going to come across as incredibly homemaker of me but one of the items on my bucket list is:
To host a dinner party
I’m talking a full on, 3-course sit down meal for at least 8-10 guests and cooking up a spread Bree Van de Kamp would be proud of (Desperate Housewives reference for those of you who don’t watch). Although I’m still yet to cross that off my list, I came one step closer to it earlier this week.
In honor of my sister & friend who is getting married next week, I hosted a drinks at home a few nights ago. In addition to compiling a playlist, ordering various flower arrangements, and making list after list, the foodie in me also spent a huge chunk of time planning the food aspect of the night. After menu planning & cooking up some of the dishes with my mom, I think i want to go into catering .
Although I’m yet to learn plenty about hosting dinner parties, one thing is for sure: Especially as food can make or break a night, keep your guests’ dietary preferences & needs in mind when planning the menu…i.e. serve food which they would want to eat, not just the dishes that you enjoy or are easy for you to whip up. With that said, here’s what I served up:
- Nachni (lentil) chips
- Labneh (yogurt dip) with crudites
- Olive tapenade & lavache crackers
- Cheese board
- Meat platter
Dinner (buffet style)
- Japanese salad
- Quinoa, chickpea, avocado & miso salad
- Arugula salad with figs, roasted almonds, & feta
- Seafood platter
- Farfalle Basilico with kalamata olives & mushrooms
- Chicken tikka
- Thai basil tofu
- Nasi goreng
And because no meal is complete without something sweet:
And on a completely separate note- I won’t be blogging over the next 10 days or so…instead I will be celebrating as these 2 start the next chapter of their lives together :
Have a great weekend & week!
What’s essential for a good party in your books? Music, company, food…all of the above?