Elegant dinner party ideas
22 April 2022 - Uqonic Chefs
If you want to host a dinner party, the first step is to decide who you want to invite. If you are looking for an intimate ambience with ten people or less, your home could be the perfect setting. Make sure you ask your guests to RSVP to be well prepared when you start shopping. Also, remember to inquire about special diets to prevent uncomfortable situations and not having suitable alternatives for your guests.
Creating a menu
If the above is under control, you can start designing your menu. Not sure where to begin? Why don’t you let the season inspire you? We are saying: beets, parsnips, pears, carrots, potatoes during the winter months; asparagus, rhubarb and spinach in spring, strawberries, cabbage, lettuce in summer and cauliflower, currants, eggplant, celery in fall – to name a few.
Another idea is to get inspiration from renowned chefs’ menus. Is there a restaurant or chef that you like with a seasonal menu? Visit their website and see if their ingredient combinations can inspire your fancy dinner at home.
Once you find the recipes you want to impress your guests with at home, it is good to remember that the accompanying drinks are just as much part of your servings as the food. When buying wines in a local shop, discuss your menu to make sure that all flavours are in balance.
Paying extra attention to the ambience in your home is key. Candles and flowers often come to mind but don’t forget to invest some time in creating or selecting a good background music playlist. It’s also good to realise that you can always rent the items you are missing (table linen, plates, etc.) and that there is no need to buy everything brand new.
If you are cooking yourself, try to buy most food products one day before your dinner party, allowing you to focus on pre-preparing your dishes (and your home) on the day of the event. The goal is that you have to do the bare minimum when your guests arrive. Read our blog about food styling to have your dishes look their best and remember to warm up your plates just before serving out.
Uqonic Chefs: special and easy
Do you want something special and easy your dinner party at home? Uqonic Chefs offers you dinner boxes from famous chefs around the world and delivers them to your home. They are entirely pre-prepared and only require your finishing touches at home. Designed by star chefs, they will amaze your guests with unique flavour combinations, plus they look exquisite.
UQONIC CHEFS DINNER BOXES
Uqonic Chefs tasting menus are the best way to get acquainted with the chefs’ gastronomic dinner boxes. Pick a menu from any star chef and opt for either a 5- or 3-course menu. All dishes are freshly prepared for your iconic home dining experience. The gastronomic meal delivery kits only require your finishing touch. By following the easy preparation and styling instructions you can enjoy a unique dinner at home.
Do you fancy mixing and matching your own courses à la carte, or do you prefer a special selection box? It is all up to you to decide what to order.
Uqonic Chefs offers Signature Menus that consist of courses with meat, poultry and/or fish. For vegetarians we offer plenty of delicious options, ready for you to discover.