In these tough economic times, people are opting for dinner parties in their homes rather than eating out at expensive restaurants. In this article by Judy Adamson, she speaks with former chef Joel Sharpe:Let the party begin - Good Living - Entertainment - smh.com.au
"There's been a big movement," he says. "Back in the '70s there were a lot of dinner parties … then in the '80s and '90s people moved away from that into restaurants. They had money and wanted to spend it, so they would prefer to eat out.
Let's face it, we have access to most of the fine foods a restaurant does now..
"When people are entertaining at home they really want to be able to say [through what they have bought], 'Look how much I like you: I've got you this cheese from Spain' - you know what I mean?"
Don't forget to check out Judy's three course dinner party menu for under $50..
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