Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Dinner party idea - a buffet maybe?

For your next dinner party idea why not consider a buffet?

A buffet simply means a meal serving system where your guests serve themselves and it is popular when you are expecting large numbers of guests for dinner.

You can pre-prepare the food and heat it prior to the meal if you don't want to be cooking a number of dishes at once.

Whilst you often see buffets in a restaurant, I haven't been to many dinner parties where a buffet is served - so it's a little out of the ordinary.

This suggestion is always great for a food theme from a particular country. In fact, I was born in Egypt and when my family comes together this is the only way we eat - with a number of dishes placed in the middle of the table and we take what we want.

So, if you have an Indian theme, Chinese, Italian or any dinner where you could allow guests to try portions of several meals, try this idea..

Stay tuned for more dinner party ideas soon.

In the meantime, you might want to set yourself up with some elegant yet inexpenive serving platters like this one:

The Hostess with the Mostess


Sean Greenbek said...

"you could allow guests to try portions of several meals, try this idea.."

That's brilliant, but what should we call it?

How about using the Polish word Pottle, meaning 'many people', and Uhk, meaning 'to bring together resources." I guess, Pottle-Uhk? A Pottle-Uhk Dinner?

Dinner Party Ideas said...

Thanks for your comment.

To be honest, you don't have to call it anything. You invite your guests to dinner with no expectations and they'll get a surprise.

But if you want to name it, your suggestion is great. Or you can try pot luck and find the name in the language of the cuisine you are serving. Like what is the Indian word for buffet?

If you're really planning to serve a large number of dishes, you can invite your guests to a feast!