La Dolce Vita
Legendary host, and now caterer, Susan Greig on the art of the ALFRESCO EVENING FEAST
The surprise sixtieth that chef and hostess susan greig threw for her husband Christopher kicked off midweek at dusk, with what she dubbed an aperitivo theme; casual Italian cocktails and tapas. Trays of negroni and aperol spritz circulated and a large buffet table boasted a seemingly endless array of traditional Italian tapas.
an Italian menu was par for the course, considering the man of the hour’s Italian roots, as well as the pure delight susan herself takes in the cuisine: ‘It’s the most universally delicious food on the planet, and the wide choice of recipes and food inspiration made it easy to create an abundant buffet table — which is what I wanted to create — a table groaning with food.’
For susan, the key elements to hosting are simple: bite-sized appetisers and glasses that remain full. With both children out the nest, she now has the time to use hosting and catering as a way of further exploring her passion for ‘creating beautiful food and deliciousness’.
she recently took her company, Flavours of susan greig, to the next level by adding a catering service to her already esteemed cooking school, with partner, Cathy Joyner. unsurprisingly, her speciality will be lavish harvest tables of fresh, delicious flavours appropriate to the season and occasion, which she will drop off for clients who want to use their own serveware.
however, she is also available to provide an entirely bespoke service including staff, drinks, plates and platters and arranging the table. In short, the answer to zero headache hosting and happy parties. susangreig.co.za