Fall is ripe with opportunities for tailgates. From high school to college to professional football, nothing kicks off a beautiful afternoon better than fun with friends, family and old teammates by sharing a meal before the big game.
Instead of just serving the same-old hamburgers and hot dogs at your next tailgate, how about choosing a more interesting option? There are so many ways to make your next tailgate the talk of the season. For instance, caterers in Cleveland suggest choosing an ethnic theme for your dishes. If you have a favorite player that is from Louisiana, then a gumbo or po’ boy sandwiches might be just the ticket. You could also choose to make one dish that celebrates the location of the opposing team – when your team plays a team that hails from Texas, then a barbeque might be in order.
A vegetarian buffet is another great way to change things up. Instead of burgers, try grilled Portobello mushroom sandwiches with aged Swiss cheese on handmade buns. A salad with all of the fixings, and barley or quinoa on the side makes for a satisfying meal.
While you are planning your menu, don’t forget to add some creative drinks to the mix and you’ll have a great party. Hand pressed apple cider, artisanal root beer or even your own custom punch can round out the menu and add a new set of flavors for people to enjoy. Finishing touches, such as cheerful tablecloths, centerpieces celebrating your favorite team and balloons really add ambiance to your party.
Upping the ante on your next tailgate party means that your friends and family will be in the celebratory mood long before the game kicks off. Ethnic and vegetarian dishes, creative drinks and decorations can take your party to the next level.