I'm always excited to try new cuisine while dining out. So, when a restaurant serves up family-style, I'm all for it. I love getting a few plates to share, since it means I get to sample more of the menu. Plus, the atmosphere seems more relaxed and intimate. Still, I have friends who totally disagree; they're a little choosier with their meal selections and don't like having to compromise their order to appeal to a bigger group. What do you think? Is family-style something you enjoy?
Pro party planner Rachel Hollis of Chic Events shows us how food plays a starring role in every successful party. In her own wedding anniversary party, Rachel teaches us how to make symbolic and memorable menu selections and how the right presentation will leave a lasting impression on your guests.
Whether you're cooking a meal at home or going out to eat, if you're trying to lose weight, it's no secret that family-style dinners encourage us to eat more. When you have an empty plate in front of you and you see a whole array of different dishes to try, your eyes can be bigger than your stomach, and you can end up serving yourself a lot more calories than you would if you were just given a regular serving of food. It's just like going to a buffet. The food is in front of you, so you tend to keep going back for more. I'm all for sharing a meal with friends and family, but do yourself and your waistline a favor, and serve meals onto plates rather than from dishes on the table.