You can make the meal at your upcoming party more interesting and memorable by adding a special tasting into the food line-up for the night. Whether you are hosting a corporate dinner, a wedding reception, or an anniversary party, your caterer can incorporate a tasting into the evening’s meal.
Consider adding a wine and cheese tasting at the start of the meal. Wine and cheese are a classic combination, but you can make the pairing more engaging by having a specialist guide the guests through an hors d’oeuvre tasting. A simple flight of three wines, each paired with a specialty cheese and fruit, will get the guests talking at the start of the meal.
Also popular, you could coordinate a classic cafe gourmand so that each of the three desserts came with a different coffee or tea. Traditionally, a cafe gourmand dessert is one cup of coffee or tea along with three small desserts. However, coffee can be as delicate as wine to taste, and by pairing the coffees with different desserts, you can bring out different flavors in the both the coffee and the dessert. If your caterer doesn’t know of a local coffee expert, ask at your local coffee shop for help with a coffee tasting. (Coffee fanatics are always looking for an audience.)
After attending dozens of the same kind of event, corporate dinners and celebration parties start to feel routine and mundane. Adding a tasting into your event’s meal is a great way to help guests relax while making the evening more interesting.