We know it is easier to send an email, pick up the phone, or create an e-invite, but the fact is all of us at PartyIdeaPros still love old fashioned paper invitations. They set the tone and generate excitement for the evening. These invitations convey simply and directly, exactly what your guests can expect – dinner. Continue Reading →
We are always searching for the perfect meatloaf recipe for one of of all time favorite dinner party themes, the ultra casual but oh so much fun Gastropub | Craft Beer Dinner Party. So we were thrilled to have found this recipe for the One Meatloaf to Rule Them All. It turns out that over the course of two weeks, Bon Appétit's Test Kitchen contributor Jessie Damuck and author Dawn Perry ate meatloaf every single day, sometimes twice a day. And while meatloaf is not typically part of their regular diet, Jessie had taken on the noble task of developing Bon Appétit’s Best Meatloaf. Not a turkey loaf, not a lentil loaf, a meatloaf. It doesn’t sound pretty. Go on, say it, “Meat. Loaf.” But a meatloaf like this one is a thing of beauty.
Here is not only the recipe but also a description of what went into developing their recipe for the best meatloaf ever. Continue Reading →
Are you looking for a chic, on trend theme for your next dinner party? Think Gastropub. Don your jeans and t’s or other ultra casual college wear and gather your friends for a night of “comfort eats | drinks. Serve craft beers, boutique wines, and gourmet sausages, turkey chili, fancy mac and cheese, and even scallops wrapped in bacon. Party Hearty!
There may not be two things in this world we love more than wine and cheese. As far as we are concerned if you pair the two it is very hard to go wrong however, we do understand there is a lot of anxiety when it comes to finding the perfectl pairing of the two.
We have picked three of our favorite cheeses, all available to be shipped anywhere in the country from DiBruno.com, and some great wines to pair them with from Cellars Wine Club to get you started.
First rule of thumb I like to follow when putting out a cheese tray for guests is this – go for one firm, one soft and one semi- soft cheese. This way you have a nice variety that can be eaten on their own or paired with bread, crackers, or even crudite. Continue Reading →