Five Signs It’s Time To Host a Dinner Party
More Dinner Party Ideas from our expert. Hosting a dinner party is one of the best ways to get a group of people together in a relaxed environment, perfect for a great catch up with old friends. Here are 5 signs your next dinner party is long over due.
It’s Been Awhile
The only interaction you’ve had with your friends has been on Facebook or email. You’re itching to hear the latest news on all of their lives. Invite them over for a Sunday brunch, or a decadent dinner on Saturday night, complete with cocktails and late night gossip. Create the perfect occasion to catch up with your best friends, one they can’t possibly pass up, and revive your friendships over a night of great food.
You’re Itching to Try Something New
If you peruse our menus you’ll find everything from Smoked duck to Poached Clementine, vanilla infused almond cake on Satti Welaratne’s Modern British Menu, to Black pudding Scotch egg with truffle cream on Redmond Hayward’s Modern European menu. If you feel like you’ve been playing it safe and are ready to discover some amazing, inventive dishes – our chef’s will not disappoint. Pick a menu inspired by a part of the world you’ve never been to, or one that has items you’re intrigued by, and the meal will please your palate and your desire for a new experience.
You Need a Fun Activity to Do With Your Family
Maybe your daughter comes back from college only a few times a year, or your son only seems to want to be with his friends, or your significant other seems more married to work than to you. Whatever the reason may be (and we all have a reason), it’s tough to get the whole family together at once. And when you finally do get them together it can feel like you’ve forced everyone to be around you. But no one needs to be convinced to eat a delicious meal. Give your family a night to look forward to by planning a fancy meal just for them. No special occasion or holiday needed, spending quality time together is reason enough.
You’re Sick of Everything You Cook
Sometimes cooking is fun, and sometimes it feels like a chore. When you’re busy and have a million other things you could be doing, it’s easy to stick to the same few dishes, and even easier to get sick of everything you make. Hire a professional chef for a night, and be reminded of your love for food. If you’re a pasta fan, but are tired of the ways you prepare it, try Antonio Acone’s Home made pasta bites with duck ragout and pistachio, and maybe you’ll be inspired to make your own pasta from scratch! Do you eat chicken almost every night? See it in a whole new light with Marcelo Henriquez’ Smokey short ribs. You’ll learn the versatility of the staple ingredients in your kitchen and see the possibilities behind a simple piece of chicken or bowl of pasta…
You Deserve It
It can be very easy to forget to give yourself a break. Or give yourself the credit that you deserve. But if you’ve been working hard, and putting others’ needs before your own, you may need to take a step back and realize that you need some time off… and a reward. So throw yourself a dinner party. Invite people who do not add any stress to your life, kick your feet up, pour your favorite wine, and give yourself a night of no responsibilities and no To Do lists – just fun.