Host a Holiday DInner Party

Chef Tse joined us with great recipe ideas for hosting a holiday dinner party.

You'll find her recipes for Lavender Creme Brulee, Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Port & Cherries and Beet Carpaccio Salad on our recipes page.

Here are Chef Tse's tips for hosting a successful dinner party:

  1. Keep it Simple -- Stick with dishes you know and are comfortable with.  If you want to have a show-stopping dish, pick just one.
  2. Practice -- If you're going to try a new dish, practice it beforehand -- that way you'll have a better idea of how the dish comes together.
  3. Make it in Advance -- Try to make as much in advance as possible to relieve stress in the kitchen.
  4. Keep Appetizers Light -- Serve fresh and raw items to start.  They should whet your guests' appetite, not cover it up.
  5. Pace Yourself -- Instead of serving everything at one, serve in courses and linger over dinner.  You'll enjoy the conversation more AND eat less!

 For more information about Chef Tse, check out her blog.

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