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3 Great Ways to Change Your Dinner Scenery

We have the perfect solution to staying home this winter, while still having a change of scenery! Here are three great alternative dinner ideas to enjoy in your home - without going anywhere or spending money at expensive restaurants!


Don’t let the cold winter weather spoil a good time. How about an exotic Middle-Eastern-style picnic?  Push the furniture to one side, spread colourful blankets and cushions on the floor, and invite family and friends to a fantastic feast.  Serve a selection of appropriate finger-foods on big platters, and offer interesting drinks such as mint tea, pomegranate juice and coffee with cardamom. Our recommended recipes for this eccentric picnic include:

  • Ostrich Kofta Kebabs with Minted Yoghurt
  • Goats' Cheese & Coriander Falafels
  • Garlic & Rosemary Flatbread
  • Sauteed Mushroom Pitas with Hummus


An American-themed burger night around the kitchen counter is a great idea for a fun family night in. Make some juicy home-made chicken and beef burgers, then lay out a selection of tasty accompaniments – sesame buns, cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickles, and an assortment of sauces and relishes. Let everyone build their own burgers with their choice of accompaniments. Add hot oven chips or home-made potato wedges, and serve with milkshakes! Our recommended recipes:

  • American Beef Burgers with Bacon & Cheddar
  • Crispy Chicken Burgers with Cheese Sauce
  • Big Beef Braai Burgers
  • Lamb Burgers with Rosemary & Feta



In many Eastern countries it’s customary to sit at a low table to enjoy a meal, and this is a great way in which to entertain if you don’t have a dining room table! Your guests will love this fabulous idea for an Indian-themed dinner. Place scatter cushions around a coffee table, put on some exotic music and turn off the lights.

Fill the room with flowers, incense and scented candles. Bring out all of your dishes at one time, so that everyone can help themselves to what they want, Provide plenty of rice, atchar and cool, fresh raitas. Our recommended Indian-themed dinner recipes include:

Durban Chicken Curry with Potatoes and Peas

Fish Curry

Spinach and Potato Curry

Coconut Njahi Curry