No one could ever say that us Brits don’t know how to throw a good soiree. From nostalgic wartime street parties to classic social club shindigs – not to mention more dance routines than you can shake a stick at – having a good time will forever be up there as a great British past time. Nevertheless, as the decades roll on, perhaps it’s time we consider ditching the dated pineapple hedgehog and kicking those fiddly canapés to the curb in favour of something a little more lavish?
Whether it’s a party, wedding, or just a girls night in, the recipe to a great event remains the same: sharing fabulous food and drink with those that you love. And it is the old adage of sharing that has sparked a revolutionary shift in the way we eat at events; with grazing tables and platters becoming the new order in entertaining. Picture this…a stunning gastronomical feast set upon a rustic wooden board, laden with the most decadent fresh produce as the colours, smells and sights awaken your senses to how real food should be eaten. Conversing, laughing and indulging over a spread that looks (quite literally) too good to eat.
Despite being a popular past time in Australia, grazing is a new and exciting concept in the UK with Amazing Graze, being one of the first companies of its kind here on British soil. In their own words “a party without a platter is just a meeting” as they set out to rekindle the appreciation of incredible fresh produce that has sadly been lost in a midst of frozen vol-au-vents and stale sandwiches.
So next time you’re planning an event, whether it be big, small, extravagant or simple opt for a platter from Amazing Graze and elevate your social to the next level. From show stopping grazing tables fit for a banquet of epic proportions to breakfast buffet platters and picturesque picnic plates for two, there really is no occasion that Amazing Graze cannot cater. So grab your loved ones, go forth and graze, because sharing never tasted so good.