Select bite-sized menu items that are easy to make and don't detract from the casual nature of the party. One or two each of savory and sweet items is sufficient for such a gathering. Keeping the menu simple allows ample time to focus on enjoying the evening with guests.
Gleaming with culinary potential, this gorgeous gourmet kitchen offers top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances, plentiful storage, and an easy-flow layout with a centralized island. Start planning the menu!
A chalkboard cleverly covers the door in this transitional kitchen, creating a fun spot for jotting menus or to-do lists. The gray diamond pattern of the backsplash ties in with the stainless steel appliances and countertops.
If you’re keeping score, do it on an oversized outdoor chalkboard. They’re easy to DIY and we love how multipurpose they are. When you’re not keeping score, it’s an art canvas or menu display for more formal get-togethers.
Frittata is an excellent brunch menu item which combines protein and vegetables with dessert-like presentation. Mix in crumbled ham or bacon with fresh chopped vegetables, cheese and scrambled eggs for a savory morning starter.
Tender flowerheads are a time-honored favorite, but broccoli stems and leaves also belong on the menu. Young stems and leaves fit easily into salads, stir fries, soups and casseroles. Stick with young stems and leaves for a tender bite.
Located in the heart of the ritzy shopping complex The Shops Buckhead, Biltong Bar has added Tiki Tuesday menu to its offerings, with classic drinks like Mai Tais, Fog Cutters and Rum Barrels rounding out the already copious, clever boozy options from beverage director Sean Gleason. This South African gastropub bills itself as "beef jerky and booze" (biltong means beef jerky and is a traditional South African snack) a with Indian, French and Malaysian dishes on offer and a creative bar menu with exotic French-Caribbean sips like a trendy Chartreuse Colada, a mezcal and lavender soda Summer Dresses and other imaginative offerings.
Make even the most simple centerpieces stand out with a little washi tape, like wedding designer Michelle Edgemont did here. Select tape with pretty patterns and colors that match your wedding palette, then adorn bottles, votive candles, menus — anything that needs a jolt of style.
White subway tile is finished with a white marble countertop for a sleek, contemporary walk up counter. A chalkboard menu is easily viewed against the bright, white surroundings. Three pendant lights give a warm glow above the counter. The clean, organized kitchen features stainless steel surfaces and tied up door beads for added style.
A well planned buffet table provides guests the opportunity to customize their menu to their liking, says Austin-based stylist Hilary Dominguez, while knowing exactly what they have to choose from - thanks to charming little food labels that tie in with the event theme.
Roasted veggies are a great item to include on your easy menu. Use one pan to roast a combo of your favorite fall vegetables. We combined and roasted colorful potatoes, carrots and radishes with butter and fresh thyme for 30-40 mins.