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How to Set a Dinner Table

Polished tabletops If you’re worried about spills damaging a polished tabletop, lay a piece of plastic sheeting or clingfilm under the tablecloth. If hot dishes will be placed on the table, place a blanket under the cloth. Don’t put mats … Continue reading

22. October 2013 by admin
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A Perfect dinner party

Spread the workload Plan your menu so that as many dishes as possible can be prepared a day or two in advance, or more if you have a freezer. Special diets Check any special needs such as vegetarian or diabetic … Continue reading

22. October 2013 by admin
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Planning a Party: Hiring, Buying and Borrowing

Large parties Unless you frequently entertain large numbers of guests, it’s cheaper to hire equipment such as cutlery, plates, dishes, trays and bowls rather than buy. Look for specialist catering hire companies in your local newspaper or Yellow Pages under … Continue reading

21. October 2013 by admin
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Planning a Party: Serving Drinks

Non-drinkers Don’t forget to order soft drinks for non-drinkers. Fresh fruit juices and cordials mixed with mineral water will go much further than fizzy drinks as they tend to be more refreshing. Don’t be caught short To be on the … Continue reading

13. October 2013 by admin
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Planning a Party: Good ways with wine

How to Create the Perfect Garden Patio Design

White wine Chill all white wines to about 10°C (50° F) before serving. Don’t over-chill or the flavour will be lost; an hour in the fridge is usually enough. Serve sweet wines at a slightly lower temperature (6-8°C/43-46°F) than dry … Continue reading

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Entertaining: Planning a Party

Room for everyone If you’re catering for large numbers at home or in a hall, you will need to allow a space 1.2m x 1.2m (4ft x 4ft) per person. When placing guests around a large table, leave elbow room … Continue reading

13. October 2013 by admin
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Planning a Party: Good ways with wine

opening champagne or wine at parties

White wine Chill all white wines to about 10°C (50° F) before serving. Don’t over-chill or the flavour will be lost; an hour in the fridge is usually enough. Serve sweet wines at a slightly lower temperature (6-8°C/43-46°F) than dry … Continue reading

04. July 2013 by admin
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