Celebrating Made Simple
Here’s a quick and dirty guide for throwing a party together when time and money are limited. We’ve culled together a couple of our favorite recipes, drink ideas, and party planning tips to help keep the merry in your merrymaking.
Start with our plan for hosting a salami and wine pairing party.
Then, throw in a couple of easy appetizers you can make yourself. We recommend our Truffled Bean Puree because it comes together in minutes. Seriously. Then, to up the ante on the wow factor, whip up a batch of Cheesy Garlic Olive Puffs. No one can eat just one.
Don’t have enough time to shop or cook? Tell your friends it’s a “share and pair” party and ask them to bring a dish to pair with the wines you’re serving.
A mix of white and red wines will give your guests a chance to experiment with different food and wine pairings. It will also ensure that you’re offering something for everyone whether they’re from the “I only drink white,” camp or part of the “I only drink red,” set.
Apple cider, Lambrusco, and an Alsatian white blend are among the wines recommended for the salami.
A lightly oaked chardonnay or a syrah make lovely matches for the Truffled Bean Puree served with fennel slices.
The Cheesy Garlic Olive Puffs were made to pair with a Petit Verdot, but would also be a nice match for bubbles.
So go ahead. Have that party. Time spent with friends enjoying good food and wine is one of life’s greatest pleasures.