Summer is one of the best seasons for entertaining; outdoor dining and grilling is not only easy but can lead to a spontaneous backyard party under the stars. Guests can sip on wine or custom cocktails, the kids can run free around the backyard, and foods like juicy, grilled cheeseburgers or chicken and veggie kabobs can be eaten casually with your fingers. Outdoor summer entertaining is totally in line with the carefree spirit of the season, and evokes an energy that we wish we could emulate on the coldest winter days.
This post from Bon Appetit shares some tips for recreating that breezy summer feeling with entertaining tips to last throughout the year. Ryan Hardy, the executive chef of New York City restaurant Charlie Bird, believes that one of the most essential components to summer entertaining, and recreating summer vibes all year long, has to do with the soundtrack of the evening. The music chosen should reflect and complement the food being served and the energy of the guests attending your soiree, whether you’re choosing a soundtrack of swanky jazz or more contemporary hip-hop. Whatever you decide to play, the music should flow through the evening as seamlessly as the wine. Read on for more summer entertaining tips.
Read the full article here: Savor Summer With Charlie Bird Chef Ryan Hardy