Sometimes you can spend so much time in the kitchen that you miss out on all the table talk and dinner party fun with your guests. Lucky then that you can call on the excellent online service Banquet in a Box to bring a gourmet feast direct to your door. Choose from individual starters, mains and desserts and canapé trays or pick a Divine Dinner Party with all three courses plus sauces and accompaniments, from £11.95 to £29.95 per dinner, per person. They can even deliver a Dirty Weekend two-night package selection to your holiday accommodation. Food is air blast frozen and packed in dry ice, then delivered from Tuesday to Friday (£8.95 for orders under £100, free if you spend over £100), and you can arrange a Saturday delivery for £25. Visit www.banquet-in-a-box.co.uk or call 0845 678 9510.
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