Toula’s guide to dinner parties

by limniospropertygroup | 29. September 2016 13:37

Our Administration Manager Toula Antonas is the dinner party Queen.


Luckily for us, she has decided to share some of her entertaining secrets just in time for BBQ season.


What are the fundamentals of a good dinner party?


The most important things about a dinner party are the people and the atmosphere followed by good food and a few drinks.


spanakopita


How important is decoration when it comes to a dinner party?


When inviting friends and family into my home for a dinner party or any kind of get together it’s all about the presentation.  I love to theme my parties with rustic decorations, which are usually home made.  The food is presented to embrace colour, texture and sense of smell.


cake


What is your perfect menu?


Dinner parties are traditionally set for a small number of people sitting around a dinner table with food and drink.  My preference of a dinner party is to be surrounded by many in a relaxing environment. I love food from many different cultures however Greek food is my passion. Growing up in a passionate Greek family has instilled in me the love of tradition and culture, which I enjoy continuing and sharing with everyone.


lamb


My perfect menu would be a lamb on a spit, with everyone picking at it whilst it goes round and round. I love picking fresh ingredients from my garden to use in my cooking and baking. Complementing the lamb would be Greek Salad, spanakopita, tiropita, a glass of ouzo or two.  This would follow with many Greek sweets e.g. baklava, kataifi, melomakarouna and kourambiedes.  No matter what the theme or the menus is there is always a Toula Pavlova to finish off!


ham


How often do you entertain?


I don’t entertain as often as I would like however when I do I go all out!!


What is advice for dealing with dinner party catastrophies?


If a catastrophe occurs during the preparations, I get on with it and improvise. My motto is “who gives a shi…?”


baklava-2


Outside or inside for a summer dinner party?


I prefer my dinner parties outside during summer in the garden or by the pool!


pavlova2


 


 


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