Around the world in 2 hours

You’re not going believe this, but on Wednesday evening I went to Melbourne, India and France. And I only went across town!

I attended the launch of Dinner Explorer an inspirational and practical new website from Electrolux.

We all love entertaining but are often stuck for ideas, themes, recipes, decor and all the other fine details that go into a successful dinner party at home. Dinner Explorer comes to the rescue with over 50 different themes, based on international and local Australian celebrations and festivities. Not only will you find a theme, but you will also find suggested menus, drinks, ideas to decorate your home and extra ideas like dresscode.

There are some really “out there” suggestions like The Wife Carrying World Championships and Polish Dumpling Day, but each and every one has something you could use for another occasion.

I love the calendar of events, as if you are already holding an event you could easily give it a theme based on what’s on at the time.

Electrolux hosted the launch at their wonderful showroom in Mascot. There were three stations and we were broken up into three groups rotating through each station.

I started with the Melbourne Cup, the Aussie horserace that stops a nation. Lobster rolls were very yummy, as was the Champagne Cocktail that had been specifically designed to accompany the rolls.

Next was India and the art of making chapati’s.

Colour, colour, colour is the key when entertaining Indian style. Oh and some Bollywood movies.

And finally the Peach de resistance – Christmas and Peter Gilmore‘s White Peach Bellini, which went down way to easily.

The Caremelised Brioche with Warm Cherry Compote was pretty good too. Peter’s recipes can be found here.

So now there’s no excuses to put on a great dinner party or casual BBQ. Head to Dinner Explorer for all you need including a full shopping list. Life couldn’t be easier!

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  1. Sounds like an exciting day! And that table setting with the round place mats.. So pretty!

    xox Linda

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