"I haven't seen anyone hold an audience spellbound like Eddie Osterland."
- Chris Edmonds, Maitre'd (The Rainbow Room)
As you know, I work with organizations that want to offer their clients something a little extra special. Here are some of the highlights from a client appreciation event hosted by Australian National Bank where I was the featured during-dinner entertainer.
Beginnings and endings make the most impact!
Just like any business presentation, people usually remember the first things and the last things. It's no different with entertaining. ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS serve your guests something spectacular first while their appetites are still sharp. NEVER, NEVER, NEVER allow them to graze on dips, chips and nuts before dinner. Afterwards, finish with a "flaming" dessert for maximum impact.
Start with Champagne to make your event really special!
Most Americans rarely drink Champagne with dinner, relegating it instead to celebratory events like weddings, birthdays and New Year's Eve. Make your event stand out by ALWAYS starting with champagne.
Offer something different!
Treat your guests to something other than the typical Chardonnay and Cabernet dinner. Educate their palates by serving them some of the following "food-friendly" wines.
Riesling (One of Germany's finest vintages, high, racy acidity)
Kabinett, Spätlese - slightly sweet
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