Food Network Star, Giada De Laurentiis has partnered with Hazelnut Liqueur, Frangelico to help you master your next al fresco party this summer with these helpful entertaining and cocktail recommendations to make for the most delicious meal.
Now grab a cocktail and enjoy your celebration!
Giada de Laurentiis’ Summer Entertaining Tips:
- Family style is my favorite way of serving an outdoor Italian gathering. Everyone is family when they come over to my place so I like to get them all involved in carrying the dishes out the table as I finish plating them. That way, when I am through with plating, the food is magically already where it should be and we are ready to eat!
- One benefit of serving food family style is it gives people options and gets people talking. Guests can help themselves and go back for seconds of what they love without making anyone to get up and leave the table. Be sure to make enough food for everyone to have a little bit of everything.
- Keep the table fresh, light and welcoming by using simple white plates and limiting glassware. With the passing of food and drink around the table, no one wants to knock anything over.
- I like to use small individual succulents for color and life around the table. I often encourage guest to take one home with them as a parting gift after the meal.
Giada de Laurentiis’ Cocktail Recommendation:
2 parts sparkling water
1 part Frangelico
squeeze of fresh lime
serve over ice