Thursday, May 28, 2009

Competitive Dining

How would you like to host a dinner party and then have your guests give you criticism at the end of the night?

"Telling your host what you really think of their entertaining skills used to be considered the height of rudeness, but now, thanks to Channel 4's cookery show Come Dine With Me, things have changed. Inspecting your host's crĂȘpes suzette and dissecting their beef Wellington is now as much a part of the evening as cheese and biscuits."

This show apparently really shows you what goes on behind dining room doors in Britain and it's sure caught my interest.




This is a great article if you get a chance to have a read:
The real winner's dinners - Features, Food & Drink - The Independent
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Monday, May 25, 2009

Telegraphs Cheat’s Dnner Party Column Excellent

What do you think of the latest cheat's dinner party menu? They suggest

Starter FENNEL, CELERY AND RADISH SALAD WITH RICOTTA AND PARSLEY OIL

Main course MISO TROUT WITH BABY CARROTS IN A BAG

Pudding PAIN AU CHOCOLAT PUDDINGS

The beauty is that these three courses can be prepared in just one hour.

Love this regular Telegraph column..


Cheat’s dinner party - Telegraph
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Telegraphs Cheat’s Dnner Party Column Excellent

What do you think of the latest cheat's dinner party menu? They suggest

Starter FENNEL, CELERY AND RADISH SALAD WITH RICOTTA AND PARSLEY OIL

Main course MISO TROUT WITH BABY CARROTS IN A BAG

Pudding PAIN AU CHOCOLAT PUDDINGS

The beauty is that these three courses can be prepared in just one hour.

Love this regular Telegraph column..


Cheat’s dinner party - Telegraph
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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Awkward Etiquette - Dinner Party Conondrums

Awkward etiquette

This is always an interesting topic here.. ever considered things like:

- what happens if your guest has a food allergy you didn't know about?
- you have eight guests and you have cooked eight serves of say chicken.. someone has two pieces and not one.. what do you do?
- your guests arrive with children you don't expect?
- you're hosting a potluck bu the person who promised main doesn't show.. what do you do?
- You and your spouse don't drink. Are you obligated to serve your guests alcohol?

These questions are answered for you in this article..

Awkward etiquette



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Monday, May 11, 2009

Welcome to Simon’s ‘Dinner Party’ - the Play

Dinner parties are so fabulous that not only do they create art installations about the theme, there are also plays - like this one - “The Dinner Party” by Neil Simon.

"The production is a decidedly French dinner party served up in a chaotic mode that only a master of comedy could create. Five people are invited to dine at a first rate restaurant in Paris. They do not know who the other guests will be or why they have been invited. Tossed together in a private dining room, they have a sneaking suspicion that this unorthodox dinner party will forever change their lives."
Welcome to Simon’s ‘Dinner Party’ | emporiagazette.com

Sounds fabulous - and how affordable is the ticket price at $7!

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