I recently held a backyard bbq dinner party to celebrate the changing of the seasons in partnership with Cascade Platinum #sparklingclean.
I had the opportunity to put the product to the test and I must say, I’m impressed! Not only did it remove the hard, cooked on food residue, it left all of my dishes sparking clean!
In order to host a successful dinner party, there are a few rules that are important to follow in my repertoire. I’ve hosted numerous parties, whether they’re fancy affairs or simple gatherings, it all boils down to a few essential steps and making sure you’re always prepared. I share my views with fellow Chef, Michael Smith who offers a few essential entertaining tips below:
1. Spend Time To Save Time:
Prep as much as you can in advance, from setting the table to prepping food. This allows you to spend more time with your guests entertaining, instead of being in the kitchen.
2. Make Your Guests Feel Special:
It’s important to go the extra mile in making your guests feel special. I love to decorate the house with fresh flowers, music, lovely table setting and sparkling dishes.
3. Clean As You Go:
While cooking, load the dishwasher so that you don’t have to do all the clean up after. This saves time and with Cascade Platinum, you don’t need to worry about pre-rinsing.
4. Share The Work:
Lighten the load and enlist the help of your guests if possible, this will help ensure the party runs smoothly between courses.
5. Grand Finale:
End the evening with a bang! Perhaps with a spectacular dessert, sparkling Champagne or a little gift for your guests, making the night memorable.
Here are a few highlights from our delicious backyard bbq dinner party. I’m so happy that my cleanup was made easy with the help of Cascade!
Marinated Garlic and Rosemary Lamb:
Papaya Chicken with Roasted Cashews:
Fire Grilled Jumbo Shrimps with Cilantro and Chipotle:
Fresh Feta Salad:
Mint and Cilantro Gremolata:
*This post was sponsored by Cascade. All opinions are my own.