Power Food for the Para-Games

29 Aug

If you’re anything like us here at Purple Grape, you would have been cheering the athletes on, watching avidly from your sofa, the pub or maybe you were lucky enough to be right there at the arena! We had to have daily doses of the action and see what was going on, see the athletes shine and of course get hooked as Britain sored up the medal charts.

There was one thing that all of us in the office did while watching the games, which was to make  sure we had sumptuous choices of food to nibble on (better than your fingers) and lovely refreshments (it did get so wonderfully hot) to keep us going throughout the sporting fever that seemed to overtake the nation.

We all had different choices – Emily opting for mini blue cheese burgers and champagne, Cecilia’s choice was a variety of mini macaroons and lager (‘Heineken!’ she exclaims), Jess going for a selection of handcooked crisps and dips with Somerset cider  and mine was a platter of cut meats and cheeses with mojito’s. It seems that working daily with the chefs’ menus is rubbing off, as all of us admit to taking inspiration from their menus. Have a look at the snippets menu and see what we mean.

What is so exciting is that we’ll get to do it all over again! The Para-games, commencing with the opening ceremony tonight, has got us planning our preferred feasts for viewing. This is set to be an extraordinary couple of weeks with more people than ever taking note of the para-athletes. It really will be a time to cheer louder than ever before and stand up to wave your flags – no matter which country you are from!

So how will you celebrate and what will you be doing for the Opening ceremony? If you are holding any parties during the para-games, it’s not too late to organise a delivery of delicious finger foods, perfect for anxiously nibbling on while you watch your favourite athletes battle it out to the finish. If you quote this special code (PGNC080912), you’ll also receive a complimentary case of wine (see this link for full details).

We’d love to hear what you get up to! We will be tweeting what we’re snacking on and what we get up over the next couple of weeks. Let us know as well, by tweeting to @PurpleGrapeteam #purplegrapepara

May the odds be forever in your flavour!