Alfresco Dining: Getting it Right for Your Home

Outdoor dinner setting at sunset

Have you ever noticed that food tastes better when you eat outside? Alfresco dining is a great way to experience the fresh air while enjoying a delicious dish. There is no better way to take advantage of nice weather than by sharing a meal with friends or family. By installing a covered patio in your backyard, you can create a stylish entertaining area for all your guests. Combine your patio with a set of weatherproof furniture and you can experience alfresco dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner!
 

Entertain the Whole Family

Nothing brings people together like a shared meal. Home entertaining is a great way to catch up with family and friends while showing off your cooking skills. But what if your dining room is just too small to accommodate everyone? If you’ve got a bit of extra space in your backyard, installing a covered patio is an excellent way to entertain a crowd. With a lovely deck designed specifically for your home, you’ll be able to invite the entire family!
 

The Perfect Alfresco Menu

When enjoyed in the fresh air and sunshine, even the simplest meal can be elevated to a gourmet dining experience. However, there are a few important things to remember when designing the menu for your alfresco dinner party.

Make sure your dish won’t melt or congeal in the heat. While creamy sauces are absolutely delicious, they can curdle in the sun. Why not consider a zesty vinaigrette or fresh tomato salsa? If you’re dining in the warm summer months, make sure your dessert is seasonally appropriate. Stay away from heavy puddings and pies and whip up a spectacular pavlova or fresh fruit salad instead.
 

Don’t Let the Weather Ruin the Fun

When the weather is lovely, we all want to spend as much time outdoors as possible. However, the weather doesn’t always want to cooperate. When you’re planning an outdoor dinner party, it’s important to consider whether your guests and food are protected from the elements. Nobody wants to be sunburnt or rained on over dinner! To keep your family and friends sheltered, you may want to consider installing an awning or roof for your patio. An Electronic Opening Roof System offers louvres that you can adjust to your preferences, meaning you can enjoy alfresco dining all year round. You can enjoy the fresh air while ensuring everyone is comfortable, happy and protected from the harsh sun.

 

A Summer Barbecue: A Crowd-Pleasing Favourite

Entertaining a crowd can be a stressful experience, especially if you’re catering for endless dietary requirements and preferences. A barbecue is the perfect solution for large group gatherings. Simply ask your guests to bring along a dish to be cooked on the grill, and offer a selection of sides and salads. This way, you won’t be slaving away in the hot kitchen while your guests are outdoors.
Most decks and patios can be customised to include space for a barbecue. You’ll never have a dinner party any other way!
 

Let Us Help You Create the Perfect Dining Area

To start planning your outdoor entertaining area, call Patioland today on 02 9831 3899. We’ll help you choose and install the perfect patio options for your home so you can entertain guests all year round!

By Ivan Rios | November 12, 2018 | Blog

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