People are now prepared for the elements with patio heaters and long range weather forecasts!
Professional Party Planner Henry Bonas gives us the low down on summer feasts Al Fresco style…..
To me Al Fresco means Theatre!
Fire is a must, throw caution to the health and safety wind and get hold of a charcoal BBQ. Gas BBQs are simply cheating and do not give you the same depth of flavour. Texan style smoked BBQ pork is a real favourite at parties and also great for late night munchies in wraps.
However, you must consider the BBQ as a warm up for things to come….
Fire Pits conjure up a wonderful sense of theatre and create the most amazing atmosphere. Once the cooking and devouring of delicious delights is finished, guests can sit around the fire drinking and chatting into the night. For a 21st birthday party this summer, we plan to spit roast kid (a small goat not a small human!) marinated in Greek aromatics over an open fire pit…guaranteed to impress even foodie fanatics.
If you live in an apartment and only have a balcony then a fire pit may be a little extreme. But that doesn’t stop you rustling up a Jambalaya or even a Gumbo with local Cerney crayfish.