Throwing an Elegant Dinner Party - How to Pour Soup at the Table
Wow your guests at your next dinner party!
For entertaining, I like to pour soups table-side, the way fancy restaurants do. It makes a memorable impression on your guests and takes all the worry out of walking with – and potentially spilling – a sloshing bowl of soup.
This technique works great for any soup that is a puree, like Tomato Bisque, Pea Soup, or Cream of Asparagus.
- What you need: A goose-neck metal tea pot. A large tea pot holds 3-4 servings of soup and a small (individual) pot will hold 1-2. The goose-neck makes it easy to pour the soup table-side without spilling on your guest.
- Presentation: Add an interesting or pretty garnish for the soup in an empty bowl and set in front of each guest at the table.
- How to Serve: In the kitchen, pour the puree of soup into the tea pot. Bring a folded cloth napkin with you to the table, and pour from the right into each guests' bowl, covering the garnish. Use the towel to catch any drips.
- Voila!: Stand back and watch your guests gush over the elegant service.
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