London, United Kingdom (PressExposure) December 22, 2009 -- The UK's offices and businesses may be under immense pressure to lower their event costs in the current economic climate, but staff still want a Christmas party. So this year, luxury catering and event companies have had to be that bit more creative about how they deliver a Christmas event for a little bit less.
Many have designed their party menus around substantial canapÃ©s or 'bowl foods' rather than sit down dinners. That way everyone gets lots of delicious food to eat, and lots of seasonal variety, but the costs are kept down. Current Christmas bowl food favourites at "rhubarb" food design are sticky beef with parsnip mash or delicious lamb tagine with aromatic basmati rice.
Wonderfully rich and tasty (but cheaper) cuts of meat can be used in these kinds of dishes and are slow cooked to release fabulous flavour and succulent juices. Of course if main courses are compulsory, classic crowd pleasers like sausage and mash and fish and chips are cheap and easy to produce and if presented beautifully can easily provide that crucial party 'wow factor' too. Luxury party catering [http://www.rhubarb.net/Private-Parties/0/57] offers all the above said delicacies
Some companies have been looking into cheaper venues, or even in-office events, with a bit more time spent on creative decoration. Stunning flowers and candles, evergreen table decorations, swags of mistletoe and gorgeous twinkling lighting, can turn even the most uninspiring corporate boardroom into a winter wonderland!
Finally â companies are being that bit more creative with the bar bills this year. Prosecco rather than Champagne has been a big seller, and seasonal punches and cocktails such as brandy punch, mulled wine or sea breezes (with Christmas cranberry juice of course) are proving popular.
Put simply, the event companies who can be creative with their offerings are the ones who, despite the economic downturn, stand to have one of the best Christmas party seasons yet! Choose best catering company for that.
For further information, please contact "rhubarb" food design on 0208 812 3200.