Sushi to Sliders: 5 Hands-On Dinner Parties
Setting up a dinner buffet bar so guests can assemble their own meals is a great way to start off your next dinner party. Not only does it mean that everyone will have the chance to make exactly what they want, DIY dinner parties make it easy to accommodate guests with a variety of food restrictions. Read on for five buffet bar ideas.
• Burrito Bar – Assembling burritos and tacos is a fun and easy entertaining idea. Prepare fillings like braised beef and shredded chicken and toppings like cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, salsa, sour cream, and beans. For a twist, try a Korean burrito bar with thin sliced marinated pork or beef, rice, kimchi, and pickled cucumber slices.
• Pasta Bar – This idea is straight from my corner deli that has a pasta station set up with five different sauces, several different pasta varieties, and at least 10 choices of toppings. Cook the pasta just shy of al dente and have a saucepan ready to combine the sauces, pasta, and toppings like peas, prosciutto, shredded cheeses, and sun-dried tomatoes in one place.