The New Year 2019 is approaching and the usual question arises: “what to do on the last day of the year?”.

A question that may seem difficult to solve if you have children with you. No problem, this article will provide you with many interesting ideas and original ideas and fun to spend a New Year with children for the whole family. From a party with princesses and superheroes to dinner organized with menus for your children, to theme villages and holiday packages: let’s discover all the many offers to spend the last evening of the year with the children and your loved ones!


Have you ever dreamed of finding yourself face to face with the most powerful SuperEroes and the Kingdom Princesses?
The New Year’s Eve in Toscana is dressed with magic, with a Special Veglione dedicated to families with children. The Grand Ball of the Princesses and the arena of the SuperEroi awaits you in Montecatini Terme in Toscana with many incredible emotions. Many special animators will take care of the little ones giving to Mom and Dad a few moments of relaxation!
You will also experience the thrill of a warm hug in the thermal waters.
A completely covered and heated structure, with an excellent and exclusive service.
To ensure maximum well-being, they can access the thermal pool, maximum 25 people per hour. We recommend booking well in advance.
– 2 nights in Family Hotel
– Masked dinner on December 30th with entertainment for children
– New Year’s Eve Dinner with Princesses and SuperEroes
– Entry to the thermal pool


Curious riddles, unfaithful inventions, bizarre intuitions and lots of fun.
Would you like to experience a New Year in Toscana in the company of Leonardo da Vinci?
The Genius Stravagante and his intrepid aide ZoroAstro, will lead you into surreal atmospheres in the heart of Toscana, between works of ingenuity, fascinating landscapes and oddities of all kinds.
The experience begins Sunday, December 30, 2018 (you can add an extra night with arrival on Saturday) until January 1, 2019 with a succession of emotions entirely dedicated to families with children.
During the 2 dinners, the Kids Areas will be present where the children will be entertained with professional entertainers.
– Overnight at Hotel
– Dinner on December 30th 2018 with the Party of the Mage-Making Pasticcioni
– New Year’s Eve dinner on 31 December 2018 with Party Leonardo Experience.


Are you looking for an imaginative and exciting adventure for New Year 2019 with your children in Rome? There will be 3 days and 2 nights of pure amusement between Centurions and Empresses, Princesses and Superheroes and (hearing) a special entrance into a Magic Castle where you will meet Santa and the Spiteful Elves!
– 2 nights in Family Hotel in East Rome
– Gourmet Dinner with Party Centurions and Empresses (30 Dec)
– New Year’s Eve with Princesses and Superheroes
– Reserved access to the Castle of Santa Claus
Adult price: € 259
Bimbo Price: € 169
Free Bimbo with less than 36 months.


Gardaland Happy New Year
There is nothing better than a “playground” to stay in the company of their children, so, let’s move virtually to Gardaland, which is located in Castelnuovo del Garda in the province of Verona. An explosive party will be organized to spend a fabulous New Year with children and with the whole family. Among music, bright balloons and multicolored glitter the New Year’s Eve will be tinged with a thousand colorful colors to light up the night of December 31, full of magic and fun. We will organize a wonderful dinner at the end of the year for adults and children, with entertainment and sparkling entertainment for everyone.


The park is located near Ravenna and offers many attractions for children of all ages. Inside you will find a fairytale atmosphere and you will be greeted by the inhabitants of the Land of the Snows with the House of Santa Claus and the Kingdom of Crystals. Shows and animations with Elves, mascots of the park and Queens of the Snows  will accompany adults and children to discover the world of ice. The ice rink is open. Info on Mirabilandia

Boutique for your gifts and an excellent restaurant inside the park with the possibility of staying overnight in the area.


We are in Bellaria-Igea Marina where in the historic colony of young filmmakers we organize the Winter Colonies for children and teenagers from 6 to 17 years. Qualified educators constantly follow guests and organize thematic workshops, recreational activities, excursions and walks. The program includes two 4-day shifts and a single 10-day shift. For info


If you want to give yourself a truly unique and unforgettable New Year’s Eve, I suggest you go to Rovaniem, Finland, where Santa Clause Village, Santa’s annual “residence”, is located. Between elves, spells, restaurants and other organized activities, you will spend a fabulous holiday in a fairy place that smells of magic for adults and children. The only drawback is that Rovaniem is not exactly around the corner, so if you are looking for a more affordable and less expensive solution from an economic point of view, you can always go to one of the many Santa Claus villages in various towns and villages. ‘Italy.


To spend a new year with children in the name of outdoor fun, you can spend a wonderful holiday in one of the many farms that from North to South we find in our country. From those facing the sea to those that hide in the hills, in the woods or in the mountains of our country. Visit our page dedicated to the New Year’s Day in the Farm where you will find some interesting offers for the period of New Year 2019.


Arm yourself with snowshoes and poles and with your children you can take quiet walks in the mountains. Sunday, December 31, 2018 we start at 10.00 for a snowshoe tour organized by the Alpine guides of Bormio.

But it does not end here for your children. In Valdidentro for the last Sunday of the year there is a fun program called “The Penguins of the South Pole” starting at 14.30. A Snow Party with animation on the snow.


For the New Year 2019 in Sicily we offer a truly original initiative: the Island Tour in Camper. The tour, which will take place from December 27th 2018 to January 6th 2019, will start from Civitavecchia and cover the whole coast of Sicily, stopping in suggestive locations like Palermo, Segesta, Selinunte, Agrigento, Piazza Armerina, Syracuse, Taormina and other places. In Sicily, in winter, the climate is not particularly rigid and often offers spring days. On board a camper, the participants will enjoy magnificent views with splendid views like cliffs that slope towards the crystalline Sicilian sea, villages, natural parks and cities rich in history and tradition. Children will not have time to get bored and enjoy an exclusive New Year’s Eve. And do not forget to savor the Sicilian cuisine and especially the desserts that children will love with joy. For info and reservations go on New Year’s Eve in Sicily.


At Kinetic World you can start an exciting journey, together with your children, among thousands of attractions that appeal to the world of Cinema and Television. An amusement park for all ages, discovering alien worlds, gladiators and gunslingers in an evocative journey where reality leaves room for imagination. You will meet Ben-Hur, cross an Indian jungle or take the shuttle from the Moon base on the Sea of ​​Tranquility to the Ares colony on the planet Mars. These are some of the attractions you will find visiting the park.

A New Year’s Eve 2019 with a very rich program with the park open from 6 pm to 8 am for an unforgettable New Year’s Eve. For children there are dedicated shows, games, with the Sognolabio area open until 11:30 pm; baby-parking is offered in the GiocArena area.

For those who want to participate in the New Year’s Eve dinner there are 5 possible options with different types of dinner (buffet, dinners served at restaurants Saloon and American Restaurant), VIP dinner at the restaurant Charleston Club. A shuttle service every hour to / from Roma Termini. For children up to 10 years access to the park and dinner cost 50 euros. For more details click here New Year in Cinecittà World


Also this year the Genova Aquarium offers the public a very special dinner and a ball that will allow guests to immerse themselves in the enchanted atmosphere of the sea floor. There is  entertainment for children, but the presence of sharks or morays will be enough to attract their attention to that underwater world to make them happy.

It will be a special evening that includes: an exclusive visit to the Aquarium to discover the night life of the guests of the tanks, dinner buffet with menu in the wonderful setting of the Cetacean Pavilion, and to finish special animations and celebrations with the opportunity to toast to the arrival of the new year on the external deck of the structure with a striking panoramic view of the city and the Old Port. See the article on New Year’s Eve in Genoa for info and reservations.


If you are looking for a New Year’s Eve dinner in Palermo you have come to the right place! At Palazzo Leone, an enchanting location on Via Lincoln 48, you can celebrate your New Year’s Eve with an extensive fish menu.

This will be a reserved and exclusive evening with a number of participants limited to 80 people and a reserved area with an entertainment service for children. No entry will be allowed after midnight.

The building stands on the land donated by Count Rinaldo De Mohac to the Church, as evidenced by a document dated 1194. The construction of the building dates back to the early 1800s but the central part has a much older date as it incorporates what was probably a sighting tower already existing at the time of the donation made by the count.

The ancient building, abandoned and decadent for years, has recently been recovered by the descendants of the De Mohac family. Careful and meticulous restoration work has allowed us to bring the structure back to its former glory and at the same time to adapt it from a technological point of view, making it an ideal location for any type of event.

On the ground floor of the building the halls, of about 300 square meters, characterized by particular stone arches and vaulted roofs and elegantly furnished, lend themselves to the organization of any occasion. For info on the menu and prices see dedicated article New Year at Palazzo Leone.


Let us now dedicate ourselves to those who, for the last festival of the year, want to give themselves a mouth-watering dinner in a city where the food and wine tradition is very strong. Particularly recommended is the Tenuta Astroni, a beautiful property surrounded by greenery, where you can enjoy the best Neapolitan delicacies washed down by the DOC wines of the area, with music, entertainment and songs throughout the evening. During the dinner will be organized several fun games with numerous prizes, waiting for the arrival of midnight. Participants will enjoy the musical evening animated by a DJ and two music bands, while the children have been set up a playground where they have set up an inflatable fun fair for them. The magical atmosphere of the Tenuta Astroni will make your New Year in Naples unforgettable. Dedicated menu for children. For more info and reservations see article on New Year’s Eve in Naples


And finally, another suggestion is to spend the evening of New Year 2019 with your children at the medieval castle of Pavone Canavese, in the province of Torino. The children will be fascinated by the ancient walls of the castle and the clothes worn by the evening entertainers. Before and after dinner the children will have enough time to play with the characters of the castle of the time. On the other hand, who has never dreamed of being a knight or a princess? The evening, organized by the historic group Burgo Turris, costs € 85 for children between 4 and 12 years and includes in the price dishes and drinks. For more info on the evening For more info on the evening read here.


If your children, children or teenagers, are passionate about cinema, the New Year’s trip to London organized by the Ragazzi e Cinema association is for you. Their New Year’s Eve 2019 package includes: travel by coach from Rimini, Bologna and Milan, sightseeing tour of London with overnight stay at the hotel and visit to the Warner Bros Studios, where the films of the Harry Potter saga were filmed. All at a cost of € 410 by 30 September 2018. For more information and reservations, visit the dedicated page on the site of Ragazzi e Cinema. If you want some more ideas on the last year in London, you can take a look here.


The New Year’s Eve represents a true tradition of Italian culture.

Among the most popular are those that are organized by clubs and restaurants, which offer menus with different price ranges, suitable for all budgets.

Spending the New Year’s Eve in a restaurant or in a club will avoid extra housekeeping and you will enjoy an excellent dinner waiting for midnight.

New Year’s dinners on the premises are transformed into real show-events, with various performances by different artists that attract the  audience with their performances.

As an alternative to the restaurant, there is a New Year’s Eve dinner at home, perhaps more challenging but more in line with the Christmas style.

The menu is usually based on fish as tradition dictates, which among the typical dishes includes risotto with fish, fried king prawns, the mussel , spaghetti and clams etc.

Meat lovers can console themselves with the boiled mixed scent, the chicken broth and the timeless Chinese cote with lentils, usually served at the end of the dinner .

Reinforced salad and stewed lentils are classic side dishes that can not be missed.

If you are fascinated by the bucolic atmosphere you can book a dinner at a farm, where genuine menus are served with ingredients of own production and km 0.

There are many cultural, sports or motorcycle associations that organize a real cultural exchange in the kitchen where everyone engages in the specialty of his land.

For those who wait for midnight in the Italian squares, the dinner will be anticipated.

We recommend Ristomanager to ensure perfect management.

Interesting ideas can be at the spa, or at the theater, in other cultures New Year’s Eve is celebrated in a castle, in the disco.

Many will spend the New Year in the mountains or in the beautiful Italian squares, Dinner + disco, Dinners with crime, New Year’s Concerts and even in Cruise.

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ENOGASTRONOMIC EVENT. Here are all the documents regarding the authored process and the security management for the realization of temporary events.

First, however, let’s focus on the difference between a private food and wine event, organized within the walls of your own home and a public event. Then we will move on to the documents necessary for the organization of such an event.


A food and wine event is a great opportunity to show your culinary skills, introduce people who may not be familiar with the different dishes you can cook in their honor or friends/ family visiting from outside the city. A way I like to do this?
Get ready by doing research on the types of dishes you will prepare, remembering that presentation is what matters most in these contexts (elegant serving helps more than anything else), providing adequate quantities so that everyone can taste them without feeling too full or go away before because they were hungry just a few minutes ago – not only when it’s time to eat!


Organize by theme! It’s pretty easy when there are only 3-4 menu options (puffs might make sense, though!) but what about 10 courses? Make sure that everything flows together seamlessly so that guests have no problems following – then let them have fun without worrying if they are doing something wrong because everyone will do it.

The perfect way to organize a food and wine event is to have an intimate meeting with your closest friends. The most important thing you can do when you host this type of party for others, as well as provide delicious cuisine from the best chefs in the city (and make sure there is enough), is to choose wines that complete every dish offered so that people remain refreshed throughout the evening!

In the case of a public event…

Priority is RCT insurance coverage and copy devento gastronomic permissions.


We talk about a MANIFESTATION with only food and drink delivery.

If the capacity is equal to or less than 200 people with facilities that are agile (within 24 hours):

Descriptive report of the event with detailed program attachment.
Copy health notification (for specifications, see top of page)
Technical report (Mod. CAPES10C) and attachments, signed by the Chairman.
Copy of the Hygiene and Self-Control Protocol signed by the President (HACCP).
COPY the CONTRACT with the Waste Disposal Company




Let’s talk about a MANIFESTATION that is dedicated  only  to the public entertainment.


If you have a capacity of less than 200 people (Within 24 hours) you must:

Descriptive report of the event with detailed program attachment SCIA (Mod. CAPPA40C) PUBLIC EXPLANATION OR TRAITEMENT


We have a MANIFESTATION with food and drink, public entertainment and / or entertainment.


The capacity is less than 200 people (within 24):

Descriptive report of the event with detailed program attachment.
Copy health notification (for specifications, see top of page)
Copy of the Hygiene and Self-Control Protocol signed by the President (HACCP)

COPY the CONTRACT with the Waste Disposal Company


Once you have completed all your bureaucratic obligations, have a management software.

able to handle a really high number of commands and that it functions without the internet.


With a high influx of people it’s normal that phones have no line and the internet is blocking.

Regular internet usage management is the cause of long-awaited events where speed is the consumer’s choice.

And the simplicity to help poorly recruited temporary waiters.

Good work!

Cosmofood 2018: excellence in the food

Cosmofood 2018. Sixth edition of the fair dedicated to the excellence of the food, beverage & technology sector.

It will take place from 11 to 14 November 2018 at the Fiera di Vicenza exhibition space with 400 exhibitors and 100 events.

It is the main event of 2018 for the Triveneto area dedicated to the food, beverage and professional catering sectors.

Cosmofood 2018

Cosmofood has become the showcase parT excellence, an unmissable appointment for companies that want to be known by the many operators in the sector who visit it.

Managers of bars, restaurants, ice cream parlors, confectioners, buyers and GDO operators, specialized wholesalers and catering companies are looking to Cosmofood for their needs.

Cosmofood changes and evolves. Several new features ready.

Cosmofood 2018

It opens on Sunday, to be exact on 11 November at the Vicenza Fair, to arrive on Wednesday, November 14th. A shift that coincides with the increasingly business-to-business orientation that IEG has decided to give Cosmofood.

After five years of continuous growth, with an increase in the order of 50% of the B2B sector, the organizers have decided to change the profile of the kermesse by focusing decisively on the Ho.Re.Ca. sector.

The displacement of the event, opening on Sunday and closing on Wednesday, will be used to facilitate the participation of the business world.

The presence of new, important companies and leading companies for the Ho.Re.Ca sectors, food service, retail and contract in this edition expresses the attractiveness of an event with an innovative format, a B2B platform where you can present the latest news to professional operators.

Cosmofood 2018

Dedicated to the managers of bars, restaurants, hotels and accommodation facilities, ice cream parlors, pastry shops, buyers and retailers, specialized wholesalers and catering companies. You will find the best products in the food & beverage sector, plants, equipment and accessories for professional catering, to keep up-to-date and provide our customers with a high level of service. While on the consumer side the level of experience connected to the food world will be enhanced. With the possibility to find in the days of the event an increasingly accurate selection of high quality products from Italy and abroad.

The attention of Cosmofood towards the professional public has already obtained an extraordinary welcome in past editions. And it is the natural positioning of an event that, however, does not intend to forget the most demanding consumer public.

Cosmofood 2018

The strengthening of experiential events will in fact be able to make the event increasingly attractive for foodies, thanks also to the geolocation of the Vicenza Fair, in the heart of Veneto and the Northeast. In fact, Veneto is the most important Italian region for tourist presences. According to the latest ISTAT data, it recorded over 17.8 million tourists in 2016, of which over 11.5 million foreigners. Tourism in Veneto is the most important industry in the region, with aggregate turnover exceeding 17 billion euros.


Cosmofood 2018

The main pavilion is reserved for the B2B world where the leading companies in the service of the Ho.Re.Ca. and food service exhibit excellences in the food & beverage sector, plants, equipment and accessories for professional catering.

Operators can find all the news to keep up-to-date and provide their customers with a high level of service.

Another pavilion is dedicated to a selection of excellent producers where visitors can also buy directly. Inside are the following thematic areas: Cosmowine, with the best of the wine industry from Italy and abroad; Cosmobeer, dedicated to the world of craft beer, with microbreweries from all over Europe; Food and quality products; Food, Gluten Free, Bio & Vegan Intolerances where it will be possible to meet  cutting-edge companies offering BIO products and foods for vegans, celiacs and lactose intolerant. There will also be areas dedicated to catering: typical restaurants are waiting for us spread over the entire exhibition area.

Cosmofood 2018

Why go to the fair for the Food, Beverage & Technology sector?

Cosmofood 2018

Comparison: at Cosmofood the visitor will have direct contact with the producers and the best suppliers in the food, beverage, contract, food & drink service, retail & technology sectors, obtaining immediate clarity.
Purchases: at Cosmofood, both enthusiasts and operators in the sector can buy and place orders
Training: at Cosmofood, visitors will deepen their knowledge by taking part in tasting courses, show cooking and interesting work shops, each day with different themes.
Effectiveness: at Cosmofood, a perfect synergy between innovation, tradition and enhancement of the typical features will accompany the visitor in the discovery of food and wine trends and new technologies
Optimization of money and time: Cosmofood will attend the manufacturing companies to offer a unique and detailed vision of the products and services, allowing the visitor to save time and money.
Cosmofood is the reference fair for foodies and operators in the world.


Cosmofood 2018

Not only products and services but also contents and knowledge: this is the goal of the events that characterize the 4 days of the event, bringing interaction, training and information aimed at involving the visitor.

Sunday 11 November

Cosmofood 2018

11.30-13.00 Thai food cooking show with Chef Matteo Villani (Mailani Food) – Stand 108 Pad.7 Polazzo Grandimpianti

15.00-16.30 Thai food cooking show with Chef Matteo Villani (Mailani Food) – At Stand 108 Pad.7 Grandimpianti Polazzo

Monday, November 12th

Morning Demonstrations and customer advice with Chef Luca Moro (finger electrolux) and Chef Alessandro Polver (Zanussi Professional Chef Academy) – At Stand 108 Pad.7 Polazzo Grandimpianti

Afternoon Demonstrations and customer advice with Chef Alessandro Polver (Zanussi Professional Chef Academy) – At Stand 108 Pad.7 Grandimpianti Polazzo

Tuesday, November 13th

Cosmofood 2018

Morning: Demonstrations and customer advice with Chef Luca Moro (finger electrolux) and Chef Alessandro Polver (Zanussi Professional Chef Academy) – At Stand 108 Pad.7 Polazzo Grandimpianti

14.30-17.30 B.Agnelli Show cooking (smoking gun and vacuum packed, cooking materials & tools, presentation ‘The bastard’ outdoor cooking) – At Stand 108 Pad.7 Grandimpianti Polazzo

Wednesday, November 14th

Morning: demonstrations and customer advice with Chef Luca Moro (finger electrolux) – Stand 108 Pad.7 Polazzo Grandimpianti.

Read also: Cosmofood 2019 in Vicenza: program and tips

Chocolate festival

Chocolate festival. Let’s talk about chocolate, have you already enjoyed in your mouth?

Perhaps you will think of the film with Johnny Depp and Juliette Binoche where they  fell in love in a French town between one praline and another. Or the last chocolate cake you gave up for its high caloric intake. I’m sure nobody has thought about the benefits that chocolate gives to body and mind, just knowing how to choose the right one.

Chocolate festival

The chocolate landed in Europe in 1502 and became a medical remedy, it was thought in fact, that it was a drug for digestion, the proper functioning of the organism and that it even healed from depression. So it was beliefs, that cocoa paste has superlative properties, today we have the security.

A basic requirement for a quality product is cocoa paste as the first ingredient, therefore attentive to labels. Bad news for lovers of the white and milk variants, the ally of our health is the flux, which should contain at least 70% cocoa; the higher the percentage, the better it is.

Chocolate festival

The cocoa, in fact, contains the flavonoids, powerful antioxidants that we also find in berries, in red wine and citrus fruits. But why are they so important for our health

  • They prevent cardiovascular diseases
  • They protect the arteries
  • They improve memory
  • Antivirals
  • Anti-inflammatories
  • Antiallergeni
  • They fight obesity
  • They help the immune system

The positive effects are many and worth taking into consideration, however we must not forget the fact that chocolate is a very caloric food, 100 grams of product bring about 500 kcal, but if introduced into a healthy and balanced diet, some small picture is it will be able to taste without guilt.

Chocolate festival
Chocolate festival

An unmissable event for chocolate lovers, this year Perugia will host the Eurochocolate, at its twenty-fifth edition. From October 19th to 28th the Umbrian capital will be invaded by thousands of gluttons. For the occasion, three “tourist” packages have been created, which will allow participants to take part in the most prestigious chocolate festival on the peninsula. Below you will find descriptions of the travel offers and their prices:

Chocolate festival

Day trip, return journey by bus + day to Eurochocolate 49 euros
Weekend travel, return journey by bus + 2 days to Eurochocolate + one night in hotel (half board) + guided tour of Assisi 129 euro
Deluxe travel, return journey by bus + 2 days to the Eurochocolate + 2 nights at the hotel (half board) + guided tour of Assisi 219 euros
And if you are a lover of art, you can not miss the open-air gallery that offers Eurochocolate every year; the most admired are the sculptors, who succeed in modeling huge blocks of chocolate, creating works worthy of a museum.

Chocolate festival

We could not finish an article on chocolate without giving you a recipe, we present the Mud Cake, or as it is called in its country of origin “Mississippi Mud Cake”.

Literally means mud cake but do not be fooled, it has been named for its soft and creamy texture, which reminds the banks of the Mississippi River. In the United States this sweet is present in the recipes of all families. Absolute protagonist, it can only be him, the CioccoRe, which makes this cake very substantial and therefore unsuitable for frequent consumption. For special occasions, it is a pity of throat that can be granted. A delight for the palate that will bring your taste buds on an entrancing journey.


250 grams of butter
250 grams of extra dark chocolate (70% minimum)
250 grams of sugar
130 grams of milk
4 eggs
1 sachet of vanillin
1 cup of coffee (optional)
50 grams of cocoa powder
200 grams of flour
1 sachet of baking powder
150 grams of extra dark chocolate
60 grams of fresh cream
grains of hazelnuts and pistachios


The first thing to do is to melt the chocolate in a bain-marie with the butter and sugar, mix all the ingredients and add the milk and the cup of coffee, continuing to mix over medium-low heat.


In a separate bowl, add the dry ingredients, then the flour, baking powder, cocoa powder and vanilla sachet. Mix the ingredients and gently add the mixture previously dissolved in a bain-marie.


Take another container, break the eggs and after adding a pinch of salt, use the whisk or electric mixer for a few minutes at medium speed, until they are light and fluffy.

Add them to the mixture and mix with a spatula from bottom to top, this step is very important to avoid disassembling the mixture.

The game is done; take a 22 cm diameter cake tin, with butter  and flour and then pour the mixture.

Static oven at 150 degrees for an hour and a half.

Now comes the easy and fun part, the preparation of the chocolate ganache; Once again melt the remaining chocolate (150 gr) with the bain-marie liquid cream, stirring occasionally. When it has reached a smooth and shiny consistency and the kitchen will be flooded with the dense scent of chocolate, you can pour it on the mud cake. To decorate, add the grains of hazelnuts and pistachios or alternatively a small pile of red fruits in the center. Enjoy your meal!

“There is not so much metaphysics on earth as in a chocolate”
(Fernando Pessoa)

Read also: How to prepare a good cake with honey

Wine tasting dinner: 4 tips

Wine tasting dinner. Wine is an alcoholic beverage that never goes out of fashion. A wine tasting dinner is a popular and promotional event to try at your restaurant. The Wine Tasting Restaurant offers the opportunity to encourage businesses, especially during traditionally slow seasons. A wine tasting in the restaurant is similar to a home wine tasting, as guests will be sharing and conversing on many different wines.

Wine tasting dinner

Wine tasting dinner

However, a wine tasting in the restaurant goes further, inviting a sommelier (expert wine) to teach guests about the wines of the evening.

When you want to organize a wine tasting, the right atmosphere and theme can be fundamental to put guests at ease. A cozy environment with soft lighting would give them some stimuli while enjoying their experience as experienced sommeliers who know exactly which wines match well together
I personally helped many people prepare for these events by recommending some types or the most popular ones of France – Beaujolais n’kin French red wine; Chardonnay when it comes time to try something different but still familiar reds Bordeaux region.

Wine tasting dinner

Wine tasting dinner

You can propose wines produced in a specific region or vintage, or offer participants the possibility of an itinerary tailored to their interests. You could also do things like matching each person’s tastes with different types of wine – dessert wines (but be careful because they are usually sweeter and therefore more difficult than other varieties).
This article discusses some ideas you may want to use to host your next tasting session!

We recommend that you opt for a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 6 wines.

Wine tasting dinner

Whether you are organising wine tasting at home or in a restaurant or in a wine cellar, you will need, in addition to wine of course, some essential utensils to offer a perfect experience:

Glass with stem, to avoid that the heat of the hands can change the properties of the wine.
Decanter, to allow the wine to oxygenate once opened and then to release its flavor.
Bread and water, to clean the palate between sips.
A basket of ice to cool the white wine.
White napkins to see the color profiles of the wine.

Wine tasting dinner

Select a wine list

Wine tasting dinner

There are countless types of wine, from classic French or Californian wines to locally produced wines to more exotic, (rare wines). Work with your sales person or a sommelier to help you choose a robust wine menu. A sommelier is a person with experience in wine. Your wine can either put you in touch with a sommelier or do the work yourself. Many wine distributors will help you at every stage of planning a wine tasting, since you buy wine from them directly.

Choose the Complimentary Foods

Once you have decided on a selection of wines that complement each other, select the menu items that will also complete each wine.

Think beyond the old rules such as white wine with chicken and fish and red wine with beef and pork. In this case too, in collaboration with your sommelier, just plan a tasting menu that will help you plan the perfect combination of food and wine.

Invite Guests

Once you have the details of the tasting (date, time, wine list, dinner, price) it’s time to get the word out. Take your social media accounts to promote your wine tasting in your restaurant. Emphasize that space is limited, to encourage early bookings. You can sell tickets or take reservations, or both. It is important to have a certain number of guarantees, so you know how much wine to order and how much food to prepare. Order around 10% more food and wine than you need for last minute bookings.

Educate your staff

If this is your first taste of wine restaurant, it is important to educate your staff on the protocol of the evening. Review the routine step by step, with both servers and kitchen staff. Give everyone a copy of the wine list and menu, so that they know in what order they will have to serve wines and dishes. Ask the staff to read the wines that are served, so that they can answer simple questions for guests, including wine, the types of grapes that have been used, etc …

Escort of Wine Glasses

Lack of wine glasses? Make sure you have enough glasses of wine for the evening. Each person will have a glass, for each wine served. So if you are serving you need to have six glasses for each guest. If you have 50 guests, you will need 300 glasses of wine.

Read also: Chocolate, that’s why it should never be missing. Let’s celebrate the chocolate festival with the tasty Mud cake recipe

5 trends of successful catering.

Succesful catering. It is always difficult to decide what to include in the menus designed for catering, especially because of the varied tastes of their customers! For this reason, it can certainly be useful to know the various culinary trends in catering.

With the introduction of yellow zones, opening at lunchtime and early closure in 2022 it is expected that 36% will resume eating out in breaks. This may be due to the fact that flexible work is becoming more entrenched in the daily routine, where people can choose when to return from work instead of being required only once a week or month as before.

TheFork noted how this new system could lead employees to take possession of a habit won by the end of 2021, namely to use wisely these times during the rest days to indulge rather than store them until later after long hours.

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The kitchen in the dark is a new segment of the catering industry that will definitely establish itself in 2021. This space contains only the necessary to cook and prepare food, no frills such as renting a useless room or staff costs – you eat instead at the customer’s home! The product can be more flexible with these reduced expenses; when times get tough during recessions there is not much left but this one idea: quickly move the headquarters maintaining its quality standards (and maybe even increase prices).

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Successful catering

Successful catering

Food with local ingredients
One of the most used culinary trends in catering in the current menus is to offer food made with local products. This includes meat, poultry, fish, fruit and vegetables. The use of food made with local ingredients or in any case belonging to the territory in which it operates, is an important part of the great trends that look at environmental sustainability and healthy eating. The typical local dishes are very suitable for most events with catering, because often you are creating a personalized menu for the specific event.

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Healthy menus
Another culinary trend in catering is to offer menus that go beyond meat; inserting something like potatoes and some steamed vegetables will help you offer healthy foods like whole grains, a variety of vegetables and fresh fish that are definitely a good way to show off your great culinary skills. Does this mean that you should eliminate fried fish or mozzarella sticks from your menus? Not at all; rather you should consider adding low-calorie, low-calorie foods, such as lean cuts of beef, pork, poultry or fish, as well as making smaller portions (and at lower prices).

Gluten-free foods

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Many people suffer from the annoying gluten intolerance, while others eliminate it from their diet, in an attempt to eat healthier. No matter why, gluten-free cooking is one of the biggest culinary trends in catering that is expanding more. There are many delicious gluten-free dishes that offer good food costs, and also serves as an opportunity to experiment with many alternative ingredients like amaranth, cassava flour and teff.

Ethnic cuisine and street food

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Oriental cuisine, and in particular the one  of the Middle East, has had a dizzying growth in the menus of 2014. This trend also entails a greater tendency to use alternative ingredients. Just think of ingredients like the pomegranate syrup for breakfast, as an alternative to maple syrup. Then I suggest you to  look for exotic spices and mixtures of these, such as Togarashi, zataar and shichimi, and to offer  together with salt and pepper.

One of the culinary trends in catering offers dishes inspired by the ethnic fusion of street food. From the Mexican churros, to the Spanish tapas, the Chinese dim sum up to the Middle Eastern skewers, the more international the menu, the better. These types of dishes worked well with pickup trucks or for accompanying cocktails.

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Homemade cooking
In the homemade style the food is served on plates and the people  serve themselves (just like at home). You can see this kind of lunch at many traditional Chinese and Korean restaurants. If you are offering catering services on  your restaurant, home cooking is great for small and medium-sized groups. It is much easier to feed 50 people at the same time if you let them serve 10 salads.

Read also: The rules for commercial catering