Throwing a High Class Barbecue
by Brett Kasa of CaviarGalore.com
OK, so you’ve wanted to throw an outdoor engagement for a while, but you’re torn. You plan on having some guests over that are used to being catered to every second of their lives, but you also plan on having some of your best friends over who are used to enjoying a more casual atmosphere with you. If this conundrum is causing complications in your party planning, don’t fret just yet. Sometimes, you need to meld both worlds to make guests of both worlds happy. So our suggestion for you is to throw a high class barbecue.
A ‘high class’ barbecue is designed to be an eccentric affair, an eclectic mix of fine dining and casual summertime fun. Some of these suggestions can help your event become a big hit, so take them into consideration and see if any of these ideas would work for you:
This one’s going to throw your guests off. A caviar burger is a hybrid creature, a mix of hamburger buns and caviar of different colors. To build a caviar burger, you simply need three hamburger buns and two different types of caviar. One caviar type should be colorful, perhaps in a red or orange hue. The other should definitely be black caviar. The black caviar should be placed above the bottom bun and beneath the middle bun, to look as though it’s an actual burger patty. Above the middle bun, and below the top bun, you can place the colored caviar. This may be an expensive treat, but it definitely captures the spirit of what a high class barbecue is all about.
As many in the older generations can attest to, there were times way back when true ladies and gentlemen would refuse to be served at a restaurant where the tables were not covered with table cloths. Table cloths invoke a sense of class and elegance, and though they’re typically not used outdoors, this type of occasion is an exception. Don’t go with cheap or tacky table cloths as you might typically use, but instead, go with pure white ones of a fine material. Sure, they’ll be a pain to clean and they do really go over the top, but that’s the whole point of an event like this.
This last suggestion is a bit of a twist. Serve everything possible in a wine glass. It doesn’t matter if it’s Diet Coke, orange juice, or straight Southern Comfort on ice. What matters is that everyone doesn’t take the whole event too seriously, and if there are any actual snooty people around, this will help even everyone out so every guest is back on an even playing field (even if he or she refused to bite into a caviar burger).
By John Thomas
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