Posted by: Stephanie Moore
As awards season officially kicks off this weekend with television’s biggest night, there is no better time to turn your party planning skills up a notch! I’ve got just the tips you need to create an award-winning evening for your guests. Whether you opt for sophisticated starters and classic cocktails or you prefer to go all out with extravagant entrées and delectable desserts, these notable recipes will keep the party going long after the red carpet has been rolled up.
Nothing says viewing party like a bottle of bubbly! To elevate your menu with a cocktail that will please even the most discriminating palates, I recommend the Star Sparkler. This aptly named, delicious drink will see to it that the stars on your television screen aren’t the only ones that light up the room. Eye-catching, bold, and refreshing with a signature Thermador-blue hue, this exceptional sip is an easy way to up your cocktail game. To keep drinks perfectly chilled, I rely on the Thermador 24 3/16 inch Under-counter Double Drawer Refrigerator, which fits seamlessly into an entertaining area of the home and allows me to cater to my guests without having to constantly rush back and forth to the kitchen. With its customizable cooling modes, SoftClose® drawers, and LED lighting, this innovative unit makes the perfect party companion.
To keep the good times rolling, I prepare an assortment of appetizers. One of my favorite dishes to make is bruschetta, which can be prepared in a number of ways. Aside from traditional toppings like tomato, garlic and basil, I love to spice things up and add a variety of garnishes. From sautéed sweet peppers, to summer squash, to bacon and blue cheese, this show-stopping starter might just steal the spotlight!
For optimal results, I turn to the Thermador 60-Inch Pro Grand® Steam Range. Your bruschetta will be broiled to perfection. Plus, a spacious, built-in warming drawer allows you to keep food warm until every dish is ready to be served.
Whether or not your favorite television show wins the top prize, you’ll end the evening on a sweet note with this Dark Chocolate Mousse with Fresh Berries recipe. A deeply rich chocolate flavor is juxtaposed with a light, fluffy texture, creating a truly delightful dish. Partygoers, beware! This dessert is hard to resist.
Now that you’ve got a taste of my perfect party pairings, check out the full recipes below. Don’t forget to share your thoughts with us in the comments or on our social pages www.facebook.com/thermador, @ThermadorHome and @Thermador!
Star Sparkler Cocktail
1.5oz Elderflower liqueur
2oz Clear Soda