Autumn is our favourite season. It invites you to slow down, light some candles and to host dinner parties for your friends and loved ones. To give you a head start, we’ve compiled our top 3 tips to host the perfect dinner party.
The perfect autumn table is set in earthy tones: greens, browns, and oranges. Feeling extra creative? Scatter leaves from your garden or fresh chestnuts from the woods between the plates. Set the mood with a jazzy playlist or compile a playlist with suggestions from your guests.
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The foundation of a successful dinner party is a killer menu. Autumn is a season with a wide variety of seasonal produce that allows you to create delicious dishes. As a starter, serve apple and brie crostinis: thinly sliced apple, creamy brie cheese, and a drizzle of honey on toasted baguette.
You can never go wrong with a creamy mushroom risotto with truffle oil as your main course. If you have more time on your hands – and you want to impress your guests – serve a juicy and crispy garlic herb roasted chicken with root vegetables. Although it will take a few hours to be ready, your home will smell fantastic when your guests arrive.
When it comes to deserts, nothing screams autumn than a pumpkin pie. This quick recipe is an office favourite: creamy, sweet and delicious.
So you’ve set the table and planned out your meal. The only thing missing is a wine list. With your crisp and creamy starter, serve a Sauvignon Blanc. The crips and slightly acidic wine balances the richness of the brie and enhances the sweetness of the apple.
A wine that pairs beautifully with both the roasted chicken and the mushroom risotto is Pinot Noir. It’s a classic pairing with roasted chicken, complementing the dish without overpowering it. With the risotto, Pinot Noir balances the earthiness of the truffle oil. To add an extra layer to the tasting experience, serve your wine using an Aerator. While pouring, the wine swirls through the aerator, absorbing extra oxygen, creating more depth into its flavour profile.
A Riesling will be the perfect match for your pumpkin pie. The balanced acidity cuts through the richness of the pay wile fruity and floral notes compliment the spices.