the art of EN­TER­TAIN­ING

When you’re host­ing or at­tend­ing an event, these thought­ful tips and sug­ges­tions— suited to all oc­ca­sions—will help make hospi­tal­ity a real plea­sure.

Food & Drink - - SPECIAL OCASSION - • BY JAMES CHATTO PHO­TOG­RA­PHY BY ROB FIOCCA

EV­ERY­ONE KNOWS it takes a cer­tain amount of plan­ning to have a suc­cess­ful din­ner party — and frankly, that’s part of the fun. And while ev­ery event is unique and has its own style and menu (as the other sto­ries in this is­sue show), there are still some gen­eral rules that ap­ply to just about ev­ery oc­ca­sion. Here we’d like to share some of the tips and good ad­vice for hosts—and guests—that we have gath­ered over the years at Food & Drink.

We’ve also in­cluded sug­ges­tions for wines, beers and other drinks that have proven to be sure­fire crowd-pleasers, whether brought to the party by a guest or proudly served by the host. There’s a spe­cial plea­sure in the giv­ing and re­ceiv­ing of hospi­tal­ity; we hope our ideas help en­hance that plea­sure for you.

Guests can hang on to their glass all evening long at a ca­sual gath­er­ing, but if you’re sit­ting down to dine, con­sider set­ting pristine new glasses on the ta­ble.

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