How to avoid a sticky situation at a cocktail party - Merlin Venues

How to avoid a sticky situation at a cocktail party

10 June 2013

This week, Bella Blackett from Dish Catering shares her thoughts on the best bites for networking.

‘We have all attended networking events where the food is more
hassle than it’s worth. I regularly fear for myself and my peers when they are
eating messy food whilst dressed in their finest. I am always very aware of sticky
food, sticky fingers and the worst; sticky clothes!’

‘So how do we avoid these “sticky” situations along with exploding tomatoes, and smelly breath. Yes
it’s a taboo subject, but a yummy mackerel canapé is not ideal when you are
trying to broker a deal with the person standing in close proximity to you!
Similarly, I am not sure I would buy a product from someone who was breathing
onion at me… (coffee and cigarettes applies here too networkers!)’

‘Here at Dish Catering, we have come up with some “networking necessities”  to
prevent your menu networking woes. Have a look at our head chefs
recommendations for your next event and see what you think.’

Foie gras parfait on blueberry macaroons with toasted almonds

Asian infused duck pancake with hoisin sauce

Wild mushroom palmier with slow roast tomato, olive tapenade and

Golden beetroot and goats cheese roulade

Individual mini beef Wellington, béarnaise sauce

Chilli infused Thai vegetable spring roll

Mini quail egg Florentine with béarnaise sauce

This guest blog was written by Bella Blackett from Dish Catering


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