Essential Entertaining Gear
If you like to entertain, you know how crucial it is to be well equipped. Everyone has their own must-haves and canít-live-withouts, but there are a few items that can be helpful to just about anyone who welcomes guests into their home.
This is an essential for buffets. It makes the buffet look good by holding dishes at different heights and it helps keep food accessible to guests.
Also great for a buffet so that guests can grab their own forks, knives and spoons. This works really well for large families, too. Simply fill it up in the kitchen, grab the handle, and bring it where itís needed.
Be sure to have proper barware. A good basic list includes martini glasses, lowball and highball glasses, wine glasses, and champagne flutes. This should have you ready for just about anything.
Cocktail Recipe Book
It would be a shame to have all that great glassware and nothing interesting to put in it, wouldnít it? A good volume of bartenderís favorite recipes will prepare for almost any cocktail request.
A Wine Cart
A good wine cart is not just for wine. You can keep all your bar needs together in one convenient, portable place. Theyíll hold bottles and glassware as well as other items. Most carts are fairly compact so they wonít take up too much space, and they can be moved into the living room for before and after-dinner drinks.