Posted by: Thermador Culinary Team
The United States will be celebrating its 240th birthday on July 4th this year, and we’re more excited about this summer holiday than ever before! Not only is Fourth of July a wonderful celebration and reason to bring friends and family together, but this year we’re feeling nostalgic as an American brand celebrating our 100th birthday.
Whether you’re hosting an intimate gathering or inviting everyone you’ve ever met to your summer celebration, we have some fun tips that will take your hosting game to the next level.
The first step to success when hosting any type of event or gathering is to put together the perfect menu complete with hors d’oeuvres, salad selections, entrées, desserts and food stations that are available throughout the day or night for light snacking. Ditch the traditional menu of burgers and hot dogs and instead opt for messy, but finger-licking-good, baby back ribs! This ribs recipe easily cooks in your Thermador steam and convection oven in less than an hour and can be accompanied by refreshing salads, seasonal fruit and beautiful dessert displays proudly sporting red, white and blue.
Fresh food storage is essential for summer entertaining. Whether you have hired a caterer for your event, or if you have been up all night creating culinary masterpieces, a you need enough cold storage for all your treats. With Thermador built-in refrigerators you can create a custom configuration that fits your needs and entertaining style. Cold appetizers, like a pasta salad with pesto, can be made ahead of your event and stored in the refrigerator so you can focus on the main entrée and last minute party prep on the day of your event.
No party is complete without drinks and refreshments. Thermador wine refrigerators and the new under counter refrigeration options will keep your drink selection chilled to perfection and your guests satisfied and hydrated through any summer soiree.
It’s very easy to get carried away when hosting a Fourth of July party and making sure that everything runs smoothly and that your guests are having a great time. It’s important that you also take the time to mingle with your company and enjoy the event that you planned and flawlessly executed.
Cleaning up is probably the last thing you want to think about before, during or after a get together. However, with the Thermador Star® Sapphire dishwasher, clean-up is a breeze! Flexible racks and storage allow you to perfectly arrange all the dirty dishes, and with the incredible Star® Speed cycle your dishes can be sparkling clean in 20 minutes!
Whether you are venturing out of town on a special holiday trip or planning the summer party of the year, we wish you a fun and safe holiday celebration!