A European Buffet Table!

Regular followers will know I always have a bit of crazy fun-with-food on New Years Eve, in the form of a buffet table which forms the first round of a quiz.

This year our theme was Europe, and everyone came dressed on theme. We had everything from a slice of pizza to Conchita Wurst, with lederhosen and gillet jaunes in between!

So here’s the first round of the quiz. Which European places are represented by these food items?!

The average score for our (admittedly slightly tipsy) teams was 26.75 out of 29 with one team scoring an impressive 28.5! Can you beat them?

1. King Prawn Ring!

1. King Prawn Ring!

2. Chicken drumsticks

2. Chicken drumsticks

3. Burgers…

3. Burgers…

4. Mini hot dog sausages - which town?

4. Mini hot dog sausages - which town?

5. Houmous and bread sticks

5. Houmous and bread sticks

6. Cheese sculpture…but where?!

6. Cheese sculpture…but where?!

7. Camembert and homemade crackers!

7. Camembert and homemade crackers!

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8. TV with moving (sort of) images of the original Red Wedding…but what is the name of the fictional country?

9. A tube of pringles!

9. A tube of pringles!

10. Iced rice krispie treats

10. Iced rice krispie treats

11. Macarons

11. Macarons

12. Rude Tunnocks teacake!!

12. Rude Tunnocks teacake!!

13. Cinder toffee and chocolate - a homemade crunchy bar, basically. But which ancient city does it represent?

13. Cinder toffee and chocolate - a homemade crunchy bar, basically. But which ancient city does it represent?

14. Mini donuts!

14. Mini donuts!

15. Gingerbread - I used Maid Of Gingerbread’s recipe and it was ace (I’ve got a bit of a cake crush on her!)

15. Gingerbread - I used Maid Of Gingerbread’s recipe and it was ace (I’ve got a bit of a cake crush on her!)

16. Somewhat disgusting jelly worms. Which town?

16. Somewhat disgusting jelly worms. Which town?

17. Lime jelly in mini cauldrons. Which ancient region does it represent?

17. Lime jelly in mini cauldrons. Which ancient region does it represent?

18. Popcorn….

18. Popcorn….

19. Toxic waste sweets

19. Toxic waste sweets

20. Sugar rodents!

20. Sugar rodents!

21. A sugar rosary, candy cigarettes, tiny bottles of DRINK….name the fictional place!

21. A sugar rosary, candy cigarettes, tiny bottles of DRINK….name the fictional place!

22. Maltesers

22. Maltesers

23. Vampire teeth

23. Vampire teeth

24. Cans of coke

24. Cans of coke

25. A delightful little apple juice dispenser!

26. Napkins

26. Napkins

27. More napkins…

27. More napkins…

28 and 29. Sort-of willow pattern plates…these represent two cities. Look closely…

28 and 29. Sort-of willow pattern plates…these represent two cities. Look closely…

So, that’s it: 29 European locations in buffet table form!! How many can you get? Clue: NONE are in the UK, Europe is defined geographically rather than politically, and one place is represented twice.

While you are thinking he’s some extra Europe based fun that we had to play with…

We also had a little game of “Deal or no deal” with a customised wheel of fortune!

A boris johnson Pinata, of course. It’s filled with chocolate money: £350 million for the NHS to be precise. We used a french stick to bash him.

A boris johnson Pinata, of course. It’s filled with chocolate money: £350 million for the NHS to be precise. We used a french stick to bash him.

And here’s the before and after shots.

Europe in all its wonderful unity.

Europe in all its wonderful unity.

March 30th?!

March 30th?!

ANSWERS BELOW!!

  1. King Prawn Ring…Mum’s gone to ICELAND.

  2. The muppet show’s Swedish chef is frightening that poor chicken again. SWEDEN.

  3. The Beatles are in the Star Club eating HAMBURGers

  4. Frank-N-Furter is sitting on FRANKFURTers.

  5. Houmous gondolas and breadstick poles = VENICE

  6. Cheese Acropolis = ATHENS

  7. Cracker Colloseum = ROME

  8. The TV is showing scenes from Dynasty, the original Red Wedding, when Amanda married Prince Michael of MOLDAVIA. Half points for Moldova, close enough but wrong!!

  9. Leaning down of Pringles = PISA

  10. Rice Krispie treats forming another brick in the BERLIN wall.

  11. Macrons, depicting FLORENCE from the Magic Roundabout.

  12. One single booby teacake. Say what you see. BREST.

  13. This crunchy bar volcano has erupted and buried POMPEII. Points and a pat on the head for HURCULANEUM!

  14. JFK says Ich bin ein BERLINer!

  15. The eiffel tower and a Gillet Jaune in PARIS

  16. This proved to be the hardest one, am I the only person that always found the 1521 Diet of WORMS funny?! Google it.

  17. Getafix and Asterix live in a GAULish village, and a point and a pat on the head if you said AMORICA which is correct but I thought it might be too hard. Not too hard for our Breton friend, though!

  18. This is the Grand BUDAPEST Hotel.

  19. Toxic waste at CHERNOBYL

  20. The Pied Piper of HAMELIN

  21. These cows are small. Those cows are far away. Father Ted lives on CRAGGY ISLAND.

  22. Maltesers are from MALTA

  23. Vampires are from TRANSYLVANIA

  24. Red carpet, golden palm trees and CANNES of coke.

  25. The Mannequin Pis is in BRUSSELS!

  26. The TURIN shroud

  27. The BAYEUX tapestry

  28. and 29. The willow pattern shows two towns, linked by a Bridge. THE bridge, actually…there’s Marten in prison, August getting bricked up, someone’s head has been exhumed, a shed is blowing up, a boat is sinking, a mermaid on a rock, animal masks, there’s police tape and Saga Noren’s porsche….. MALMO AND COPENHAGEN