Monday, September 15, 2014

Tips for Choosing a Dessert for a Formal Dinner

Choosing a menu to serve your guests for a formal dinner can feel like a nightmare when it comes to planning. You must choose something that caters for all tastes, isn’t too filling and finished a well-rounded meal to serve as the piĆ©ce de la resistance of an evening. Depending on the mood and occasion of your dinner, choosing a staple classic with a luxury twist is always a great way to end your dining experience with smiles all around.

One of the best desserts for your dining experience has to be something light that can both cleanse the palette as well as end the meal on a light note to round off a great meal, and not to forget, looks equally delicious! Rich foods tend to be too filling for many meals, so a small piece of heaven on a plate is the way to go no matter what the occasion.

Choose a Light Dessert to Match Your Menu

Pudding as a dessert may seem like something too heavy to finish a meal on, but if you choose the right pudding it will go down like it was intended: a real treat. There are many fine dining dessert puddings available to choose from, such as traditional plum or date pudding. You will often find that gourmet puddings aim for a traditional recipe with a modern twist of ingredients to give you a light, contemporary feel to round a meal off.

Whilst traditional puddings may feel heavy, modern twists such as chocolate orange Cointreau puddings coming in a deliciously delicate serving size may offer your guests something to talk about on the way home. Not only are puddings a great way to remind your guests of their grandmothers home cooking, but you will be able to turn them on to delightful desserts with a modern twist.

Savour the Blend of Gourmet Tradition


raditional cakes have often overtaken fancy ice cream and desserts that are often too sweet and sugary for many people. Leaving a fine dining experience on a lighter note is always best for your guests’ trip home, as well as their comfortable dining experience if there is a round of drinks afterwards.

Pre-made desserts are a great way to ensure the quality of your meal if you are in a bind for time. Whilst many store bought desserts might be reasonable for a regular meal, you can find many gourmet dessert shops that offer home-made traditional gourmet food to order to your door in perfect condition ready for your dinner date.

Take time to choose your dessert wisely and match it up with the menu that you will be going to cook for your special evening. Choose something that is a popular treat for all of your guests and you will receiving high marks for your culinary tastes. Go gluten free and gourmet and treat yourself to one of the finest restaurant-quality meals pre-prepared to enjoy in the comfort of your own home with a traditional pudding made with the love it as intended to be enjoyed with.

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