Canapés are so delicious that you’d think the larger ones would be a good thing. But you’d be wrong. I discovered this to my detriment the other night at one of those networky, work-related dos where people talk up what they do to complete strangers then swap business cards.
Making small talk with someone you’ve never met in these sorts of settings is hard at the best of times, but when you make the mistake of taking an outsized chicken skewer dipped in satay sauce from a passing tray of canapés, it all gets a whole lot harder.
In a crowded room, with no flat surface to put things down on, a champagne glass in hand, and handbag cast over a shoulder, how does one eat a dribbly chicken skewer or a larger-than-mini burger while maintaining a sensible conversation and air of cool professionalism?
The answer is: one doesn’t, and that’s why any canapés (especially those featuring sauce) that cannot be picked up in one hand, popped into the mouth in one go and eaten in a matter of seconds should be most assiduously AVOIDED!