Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Intermission: Dinner Party Tips

People often come up to me in the street and say, 'Evlkeith, I'm in line for a promotion and my boss is coming over with a few other important guests for a big swanky meal. What hors d'oeuvres should I serve to make the best impression?'

An interesting question indeed. You have two options. Vol au vents would be a good choice, but you don't want to appear too desperate, so give them a miss. Easily the best idea is the beautiful combination of savoury cheese, sweet pineapple and tangy silverskin pickled onions, all served on a cheeky little cocktail stick to enable easy handling. 

Don't fall into the trap of using Garners pickled onions (definitely the best on their own, a food crime against delicate palates if used with this combination of flavours). Similarly, stick with bog standard cheddar and tinned pineapple for the perfect taste sensation. For a classy presentation tip, cut an orange in half, wrap it in tin foil and stick your cocktail sticks into that. How can any boss resist that?

Many people have followed this advice and now have the job of their dreams. And a big hot tub filled with ladies/gentlemen.


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