Anna Lou’s Christmas Menu Suggestions

Thinking of having a Christmas or New Year’s Eve cocktail party? Here are some of Anna Lou’s favourite dishes to serve from her extensive menu selection.

If you are serving finger food you need to plan on having at least 8 pieces per person. Don’t forget everyone loves something sweet at the end of the night.

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Perfect Entree to Introduce New Friends

Have you ever planned a dinner party with a few couples that don’t know each other but you are sure they’ll get on……. then closer to the time you think “What have I done… this will be a disaster”

The key to introducing new friends to each other is to make sure you’re around to keep the conversation flowing,  you can’t do this if you are in the kitchen all night preparing a beautiful but time consuming meal.

I find if you keep the pre-dinner drink time to half an hour 45 minutes and then move straight into the entree the conversation will flow.

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Website Launched

I am very excited to announce the launch of Anna Lou’s Kitchen’s new Website

The new website will make it easier for my clients old and new to view my menus.  It will also help you to get a deeper understanding of what Anna Lou’s Kitchen is and how we can help you out with your next function.

The expanding gallery of photos will make your mouth water.

Take a look and let me know what you think.

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Guillaume Zika visits North Turramurra

A few weeks ago my husband and I and some friends had dinner at Public Dining Room in Balmoral, on offer was a special 6 course degustation menu cooked by a visiting 2 Star Michelin Chef.

Guillaume Zika was head Chef at Hibiscus in London until he arrived in Australia in June, on Friday evenings he is taking over the kitchen at The Public Dining Room.  During dinner he visited our table several times to explain the sumptuous dish in front of us.  The dinner was sensational and Guilluame very charming ….. long story short, Guillaume agreed to share some secrets with me.

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Warm Spinach Salad with Chicken and Mushrooms

With the warm weather arriving we start to think less of slow roasted lamb and winter puddings and more about lighter healthier meals, especially salads that take advantage of the fantastic produce that comes into season over Spring and Summer.

Last night for dinner we had a very simple salad that took about 10 minutes to make and was absolutely delicious…. even the kids loved it!!!   (Jamie Oliver would have been proud!)

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