Last week, I was prepping to host my monthly Poker night and I was debating what to serve.This is a guys-only event, typically the last Friday of the month, and is invitation only.
Suffice to say, I go a LITTLE over the top for hosting these events (or any for that matter) because I’m a chef, I love to entertain and make sure people enjoy themselves.
The question I have for all of you, and I am genuinely curious, is what are some good ideas of dishes to serve for these types of events?
Here’s What I Did
First off, go to my Instagram page (LIFT Enrichment) to see the star of the show (that all my friends REALLY liked)
Crispy Chicken Milanese Nuggets!
I breaded 3 lb of chicken breast and flavored the bread crumbs with fresh Italian parsley and grated Parmesan. Next, I fried them in a bit of vegetable oil.
Alongside the nuggets, I made a healthier version of Ranch dressing (homemade of course) alongside fresh veggies like carrots, cherry tomatoes, bell peppers, and sliced cucumbers.
What Carb to serve?
I served it with pizza from a local spot, which was tasty, but I felt like it didn’t go with my theme. With everything else homemade and fresh, why order delivery?
I had some ideas for next time, like making bruschetta…or homemade pizza.
What would you serve as a good carb/snack-like appetizer alongside chicken nuggets and veggies?
Reply back because I need some inspiration!
P.S. I did not win that night! My buddy Vlad cleared us out It was a small pot, but when you win it…you feel like a champion for the whole weekend.