It’s nearly time to party away the old year and say ‘cheers’ to a bright new one right here in Preston.
Ready, steady… party!
If you’re hosting a party at home, make sure you’re well-organised. You’ll need plenty of food, drink and nibbles, plus an amazing playlist.
If you want to combine ease with something that will still impress, Booths, one of Lancashire’s best-known names for quality food and drink, has a great selection of party pleasers your guests are sure to enjoy.
Try the Booths’ 68 Piece Oriental Party Platters (£27) or their 62 Piece Classic Party Platter (£25). Both are packed with selections of different pieces to enjoy, some familiar flavours and some new. Just unwrap, warm them in the oven and serve.
Introduce new flavours with the Continental Party Box (£32) which has a selection of yummy cheeses, chorizo, Parma ham, Milano salami, anchovy fillets, peppers, sun-dried tomatoes, focaccia sticks and garlic stuffed olives.
Don’t forget you can also pop into your local store, visit the deli counter and choose from range of tasty pork pies, cooked meats and quiches – Booths has dozens to choose from – pick them up and you’re on your way to a great party.
Help your New Year festivities sparkle with a celebratory glass of fizz.
Booths English Sparkling (£22/75cl) is a delicious bubbly that merges Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier with crisp Chardonnay notes. Or head further afield and try Bird In the Hand Sparkling Pinot Noir (£15/75cl), a salmon pink shaded Australian fizz that’s fruity and a perfect celebratory tipple.
You’ll need a good supply of spirits and beers and Booths has an unrivalled selection such as Cuckoo Spiced Rum (£36/70cl) and Weetwood Raspberry Gin (£28/70cl). Stock up on different spirits and unleash your inner cocktail shaker.
Booths also has more than 400 different beers to choose from. Try locally-produced Lancaster Bomber (£1.95 for 500ml) and Hawkshead craft beers (prices vary).
Make it special
For a romantic New Year meal for two or a special dinner party for close friends and family, you’ll want to push the boat out.
Why not try the Booths Stilton Stuffed Mushrooms (£2.50 serves 2) handmade by Booths in Lancashire – or Yorkshire smoked Scottish salmon from Bleikers to make a real statement.
Indulge with a stunning French trimmed rack of lamb with rosemary (£19.00 serves 3and serve with fresh vegetables for a meal sure to impress. Go traditional with the award-winning Booths Beef Wellington (£42, serves 4-6) or if you’re feeling adventurous try something different like venison, wild boar or guinea fowl.
Don’t forget to cater for vegans and vegetarians too. Booths has a tasty selection of dishes that are ready to just pop in the oven.
Plan now and you’ll be able to relax and enjoy the fun too.
Booths has been bringing local families a taste of the finest locally produced food and drink since 1847 and has 28 stores dotted around Yorkshire, Cumbria, Cheshire and Lancashire.