How to Host the Ultimate Logies Viewing Party
The dreaded Sunday night scaries—there’s nothing worse than the sun going down after a great weekend and realising... oh no, tomorrow is Monday. That said, there'll be something different about this Sunday. Why? It’s TV's night of nights, the TV WEEK Logie Awards, and we think there's no better way to brighten up your night than by gathering up your clique for a viewing party. What could be better than watching the red carpet beauties roll in and trying to guess which show-stopping gown Jesinta Campbell will wear? (We’re still swooning over last year's Camilla and Marc green gown.) This year, there'll be performances by James Blunt and nominee, Jessica Mauboy, to impress you, and we predict Selling Homes Australia will take home the statue for Best Lifestyle Program.
To get you started, the team at My Domaine Australia has pulled together all the elements of our dream Logies viewing party for inspiration. Read on for all the ingredients this Sunday night.
Healthy Starter Board
Carrot sticks roasted with sesame seeds
Gluten-free brown rice or wholegrain crackers
Raw almonds and walnuts
Like a cheese plate, only better for you, find the full recipe for this healthy smorgasbord at JS Health.
White and Red Wine
Hungerford Hill 2016 Classic Hunter Valley Fiano ($27)
Ripe with mandarin, floral and fresh herbal aromas, this drop has a textured palate with lots of citrus fruit and gentle tannins. In other words, drink up.
Hungerford Hill 2014 Epic Mclaren Vale Shiraz ($120)
This tipple is deep red and smells like chocolate, earthy spice and blood plums. (It tastes as good as it sounds.) The palate is smooth and creamy—perfect paired with the frozen fruit and nut board below.
Frozen Fruit & Nut Grazing Board
Chocolate Dipped Bananas
Slice bananas in half and place in the freezer overnight.
Remove frozen bananas from the freezer and dip into melted chocolate.
Sprinkle with roughly chopped roasted almonds and place back into the freezer until you are ready to use them.
Watermelon & Pineapple
Slice the watermelon and pineapple and place into the freezer until frozen. (I put mine in an airtight container and separate the layers with baking paper.)
Arrange the frozen fruit, fresh fruit, nuts and chocolate onto a large serving board, sprinkle with fresh mint (and edible flowers if you have some) and enjoy with friends.
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