TABLE TALK #104
Given life only ticks faster, restaurants only get better and dirty pans never get sexier, you may well ask: has the dinner party run its course?
Today’s Table Talk debates whether marinades, matching crockery and multiple hours of food prep are a thing of the past.
🍝 MAIN COURSE 🍝
2. Try A Meal Kit: We’re all for minimising prep time and a meal kit does just that. We’re suckers for the Ottolenghi Ready Shakshuka meal kit that includes everything from shakshuka sauce, to labneh, to Dusty Knuckle focaccia.
3. Host A Pot Luck Supper: A dinner where everyone brings a dish, means that everyone feels invested and everyone puts in max effort because its ‘just a dish’ they’re bringing. Pick a theme, whack on a new table cloth and let the food arrive with your guests.
4. Stockpile Frozen Food: Brands like By Ruby are changing the game when it comes to homemade frozen food done beautifully. Their Woodland Mushroom Risotto is better than any we could make.
5. Make It A Pasta Party: Get your guests kneading, rolling and drying their own pasta while you crack on with a simple pomodoro sauce and voila - dinner is served!
🍮 SWEET ENDINGS 🍮
If you need persuading on any of the above, or worry it’s a cop-out, rest assured that even Michelin-starred chefs do it.
🍷 WHAT'S NEW
WEDNESDAY'S DOMAINE? 🍷
If nothing else, Christmas is all about gathering your loved ones over plenty of delicious food and drink.
So if you’re in Bath next week, head to No.15 GuestHouse for their Festive Cheese and Wine Event on November 23rd. We're looking forward to stepping into the Christmas spirit with an evening of carefully curated wine and cheese pairings, featuring yours truly.
Until next Wednesday,