What if I told you that the secret to great outdoor eating experience doesn’t just involve the stuff going into your mouth? Your eyes are probably going to pop open because you’re probably thinking that the best thing about outdoor grilling and barbecues are the heavily marinated, tasty and oh so succulent pieces of meat heated properly and burned at the right places on the grill. There’s just something about the aroma of a well barbecued meat that makes for great, warm and fuzzy memories. That’s just one part of the mix.
The reason why you had such a great memory is because every other detail fell into place. That’s right. You might not remember it, but the last great barbecue you went to was such a hit because you were spared from the unforgiving rays of the sun. Depending on the part of the country you live in, sunlight is no joke. It can beat on you and burn you up if you’re not careful. There are lots of people who develop nasty cases of sunburn because they just stayed out too long. They forgot to put on sunblock and roll the dice.
Unfortunately, the gamble didn’t pay off and now they look like baked lobsters. These small details may escape your mind because they didn’t happen. They didn’t happen because when you went to that great barbecue that you think so fondly of, you were sheltered under the best canopy tent. In other words, the host took care of the right equipment. Everyone had the right shade and enjoyed great food produced by the right barbecue equipment. In other words, the host payed attention to key details. You can’t lose sight of this. If you want to enjoy great food, you need to invest in the whole experience.
It’s not just the question of investing in cookware or the right outdoor grill. It’s not even a question of making sure you go to your local groceries and invest in the right cuts of meat. This goes beyond making sure that the stuff you’re going to be grilling are adequately marinated. You have to go all the way and make sure that all the details are correct. This means that you have to invest in the very best canopy tent you can find within your budget.
By paying close attention to details, you can ensure that everybody truly has a great gourmet time. It’s not just about the food, but the quality of the food definitely goes a long way. This means investing in the right cookware and making sure everything lines up properly.
Remember, when you are inviting friends and family to enjoy some nice grilled food out in the open, you are inviting people to share some space and time with you. Sooner or later, the quality of their experience will impact how well they think of you. Focus on creating the very best memories you are capable of producing. Don’t leave anything to chance. A little bit of advanced planning can definitely go a long way.