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Planning to have a party but can’t decide what to serve? Nibbles and canapés make a decorative and delicious addition to any festivities.
Canapés are a great way to start any party; they keep your guests appetites at bay whilst wetting their appetites. They can be served at any time and make a great alternative to a sit down meal if you want to have a smaller or informal event. These mouth-watering delights can be served on elegant trays, carried by waiters or simply left on tables, for your guests to peruse through at their leisure.
Choosing canapés is a great way to complement a main menu as well as stand-alone nibbles. Served alongside a champagne buffet they make for excellent finger food and also help prevent guests from getting too tipsy before a main meal or event. It is however essential to get the balance correct. Too many canapés and the guests will feel too full before a main meal, however too few and guests are left feeling hungry and may end up drinking much more than you would ever want them to. Finding the balance isn’t always easy with some guests eating one or two whilst others can devour a dozen or more! On average you should allow for somewhere between five and eight canapés per person per hour. Of course this all depends on what time of day the party is and what other food is available, both before and after.
Canapés are very versatile and can easily meet any special dietary requirements including vegetarian and gluten-free options. They can be mixed and matched from various menus, regardless of the theme or style, there are bound to be canapés to suit the occasion. These bite-sized pieces of heaven are a delightful example of decorative French cuisine that can brighten any occasion.
Variety is the key to success with canapés. Guests should be gifted with an array of different flavours and styles. Do not limit yourself to traditional serving suggestions, branch out into other countries cuisines and incorporate them into the selection of canapés for a much wider variety that is sure to please any guest. It may end up seeming like a random selection, but it will pay off.
Having the variety of food means there should be something for everyone, regardless of their differing palates. There is however no excuse for party food being distasteful or too complicated to execute, yet we can all remember a time when the food has been a disappointment. Canapés can be tricky, fiddly things which people worry over, more for their presentation than their taste, this is a backwards attitude. Taste must be paramount, with size and presentation secondary with the best canapés for parties being only a mouthful of delectable food. If you can’t hold a glass of champagne in one hand whilst the other quickly despatches the canapés, you have made them too big so they may be too messy and people will shy away from eating them. A simple and delicious morsel that goes down in a single bite will always be preferable to a big, pretty masterpiece that ends up spilling down a suit or dress.
Since it is raining today since this morning, I felt like so boring! So, I checked on if I have some pack (ready to fry) of pancake. Luckily I found one, now I am doing and eating! I will be going to work later also so hope I can cope up with having pancake during break time.
By the way, this is my first time to make my own pancake here in Europe. And since I am too lazy to get on my camera, I do just search picture on the web, the easiest way.
While checking on pictures tonight I came to an album two years ago or 3 years ago. Saw some cakes during the confirmation of some close relatives. So suddenly remember that these cakes was totally yummy, they look so. Cakes during parties are all good but too sweet. I usually just have a little taste on it and done.
Well, well just remember this day! It was my first time to attend confirmation here in Europe and it was an experience that must be remembered forever.