This post is sponsored by Crust Gourmet Pizzas.
The Man and I love entertaining (as you may have figured out by now). Sometimes though, during busy times it’s easy to be put off by the time and effort required.
I admit I also have a tendency to get caught up in the menu planning, cooking and cleaning instead of simply focusing on what’s truly important: sharing a meal in our home with friends.
So when Crust invited me to host a pizza night I jumped at the chance to try out a new style (for me) of entertaining.
In the spirit of the no-fuss entertaining, instead of setting the table I simply placed all of the servingware and drinks on the table for guests to help themselves. It creates a much more relaxed atmosphere, don’t you think?
I did pick up a cheap bunch of dried flowers at the supermarket (couldn’t resist) but apart from that I relied on the tried-and-true effect of tealight candles to set the mood.
It was kind of strange actually being able to relax and have a drink with our guests instead of fussing around in the kitchen!
The food arrived and it looked just as appetising as the pictures – how often can you say that about takeaway food?
The salad dressing and pasta garnish were in separate little containers so everything looked fresh (and a bit fancy).
Our friends (who are quite the foodies I might add) agreed the pizzas were really tasty. The favourites were the pesto chicken and white prosciutto pizzas.
The blackforest crumble dessert pizza with salted caramel ice cream (phwoar!) was the perfect way to end the meal.
Thanks to the team at Crust Norwood for our awesome instant dinner party!
I can definitely see takeaway gourmet pizza being an excellent option for simple (yet impressive) weeknight entertaining.
What’s your entertaining style? Does all the cooking and work put you off entertaining?
Disclosure: I was compensated by Crust for writing this review. Opinions are my own.