Ina Garten speaking at a public event.
Here's What Ina Garten Avoids In Terms Of Dinner Party Gifts
By Jessica Fleming-Montoya
When it comes to food gift ideas for your gracious dinner hosts, Ina Garten’s advice is to avoid bringing “something that the host feels obliged to serve for dinner.”
That way, if the host wants, they can share the gift you brought or choose to enjoy it on their own later without throwing off their menu plans.
So, you’ll want to avoid dishes that have to be served immediately, like salads or side dishes. These dishes might not pair well with the rest of the party’s menu.
Instead, Garten suggests gifting a box of Fran’s Chocolate caramels that can be served after dinner or coffee and granola, which the hosts can have for breakfast the next day.