Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Keeping Music on the Menu

Two things that can make or break a great party are music and lighting. The same can be said for a dinner party. Beyond organizing a menu, dressing your table and lighting some candles, background music plays a key role in setting the mood. Here are a few of my favorites CDs which have received a lot of airtime over the years:

Big Night Soundtrack – a great mix of Italian favorites perfect for your next pasta dinner. Louis Prima’s voice is magical.

Rendezvous A Paris – A Starbucks branded CD that would compliment your next Beef Bourguignon perfectly.

Buena Vista Social Club – I literally wore this CD out. So good. The music tempo is ideal for a dinner party and keeps your party lively without being raucous.

Share your favourite dinner party music by clicking “Comments” at the bottom of the post.

All CDs available on Amazon.ca.

1 comment:

Andy said...

Also check out Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears, kinda modern James Brown meets big band. Pefect for canape hour.