With money and restaurant bookings likely to be tight over this coming party season, it looks like entertaining at home may be bigger than ever this year – but what should you take to help your host and impress other guests?
When they say “bring a plate”, your first reaction shouldn’t be to go into a blind panic about how to impress – or rather how to avoid crashing and burning in front of all your friends and sometimes less-judgemental strangers. It should rather be to ask questions to ensure success.
What sort of an event is it: stand-up cocktail party or a sitdown dinner? Is there any theme your host is tailoring the night’s menu to? Is there something they’d like you to bring, like a pav or trifle for dessert,…