Close your eyes and picture yourself having a great meal at a bistro in Paris, a trattoria in Florence, a cellar restaurant in Munich or a pub in London.
Never been to Europe or had that feeling? Don’t despair! You can experience the same exciting times at home, with a few friends, neighbors or colleagues.
Think of having a festive French meal one night, the following month a Greek dinner and so on…Italian, Spanish, Dutch, German, Danish and others.
Wherever you live in this world, you can easily enjoy those exciting times thanks to the European Dinner Parties program.
You will find a festive, tasty meal from a different country. You don’t even have to travel to Europe, but you may want to do it afterwards…
This is the main ingredient for a European dinner party with a few of your present or new found friends.
All meals are easy-to-prepare, home-cooked and designed by people who are from or connected to each country. The menus also include healthy tips for your friends with dietary restrictions. Everybody can participate and enjoy the parties!
For several festive dinner menus already click the countries top left.
Sharing a meal with friends or neighbors (or with your own family) increases the enjoyment. Share information, contacts. Build relationships. Do it with a few others. Prepare just one dish but enjoy a complete meal.
If you don't have enough people to join you this month, just serve two of the three courses. Or, if you meet once a month with friends for coffee, bridge, your book group, or any other interest group, instead prepare that delicious Bavarian Plum Cake or any other suggested desserts.
It’s a nice way to try new recipes and build your repertoire. Collect a variety of European dinner menus that are easy to prepare.
A professional wine expert will teach you the ins and outs, and recommend specific wines for each European menu for a few countries.
Anybody can join the fun. A certified nutritionist will add tips for low sodium, fewer calories and other dietary restrictions for some countries. Nobody is excluded.
Learn about traditions and customs, stories for younger children, a quiz, surprises and lots more. Get to know funny facts, for instance what does Starbucks serve in Holland with coffee that they don’t do in the USA? And why?
Ask 2, 3 or 4 couples to join you. Rotate being the host. Decide who prepares what. Each person makes one dish and enjoys a full meal. Split the cost…it’s that simple! A good number is between 8-10 people with children, just couples or singles.
Friends, neighbors, colleagues, relatives, church or club members, book, bridge and other groups, business groups, service clubs, high school kids having their own dinner party, sport teams, single parents with their children or just you and your family.
When? Anytime you can get together once a month. How about a Sunday lunch party, a movie, book or bridge night with dinner; college kids with friends. Indeed, there’s no limit. Would you like to have the parties more often…why not join a party and start another one with some other friends.
French: Bon appetite!
German: Guten Mahlzeit!
Italian: Buon appetito!
Dutch: Smakelijk eten!
Danish / Norwegian: Velbekomme!
Portuguese: Bom apetite!
Spanish: Buen provecho!
Swedish: Smaklig mâltid!
Greek: Kali óreksi!
Turkish: Afiyet olsun!
Russian: Prijatnovo apptita!
Finnish: Hyvaa ruokanaiua!