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What To Bring To A Christmas Buffet

Let’s be honest, at some point during this festive season you’ll probably end up at a party that features a buffet.

Christmas buffets are a great option if you’re going to have a lot of guests with very different food tastes – and if you’re catching up with friends or having an office shindig, they can also be a good way to share the cost by asking everyone to bring just one dish.

But what should you take to a Christmas buffet? You don’t want to end up with a profusion of mince pies, or so many pigs in blankets that you’re eating them for a week afterwards. You also don’t want to bring the one dish that’s left untouched on the side.

One thing that always goes down well is a cheeseboard and to make it a bit different to what you’d usually find at this time of year, you could buy a selection of Spanish cheese to tantalise taste buds.

Another great option could be to bring a traditional Spanish jamon, which will provide the perfect filling for sandwiches – or go really well with the aforementioned cheese.

According to Business Matters magazine, five per cent of small and medium-sized businesses in the UK are planning to host a festive buffet in the office for their staff this year, so if you’ve been invited it pays to get your order in now so you’re prepared.

It isn’t only workers who might be looking forward to a Christmas buffet, with one student describing this kind of feast as one of the best things about this time of year in an article for The National Student. Rob Pratley noted that buffets are great because of the variety of food on offer, and the fact that you can have as little or as much as you want.