15 December 2015

Six Episode Daytime Series Premieres Sunday, January 3rd at 11am ET/PT

NEW YORK - December 15, 2015 - Whether it's game night with friends or a family get-together, Giada De Laurentiis knows how to make at-home entertaining a special event and in her new series Giada Entertains, she shares personal tips, strategies and recipes for planning memorable parties at home. Premiering Sunday, January 3rd at 11am ET/PT, the six-episode series features themes from cocktail parties and game day food to celebrations for the whole family.
"Giada entertains like nobody else," said Bob Tuschman, General Manager and Senior Vice President, Food Network "She is truly passionate about creating special moments at home for her family and friends, and helping viewers do the same for their loved ones."
Following the success of Giada's Holiday Handbook, Food Network and Wayfair, the online destination for everything home, are again partnering to bring viewers the opportunity to shop the look from Giada Entertains on Wayfair.com and recreate Giada's parties at home.
Episodes are:
"Girls Night In" Premieres Sunday, January 3rd at 11am
Giada loves to spend Friday nights with friends, so she's hosting a game night at her house complete with healthy dishes, a skinny cocktail and lots of friendly competition. The menu includes Warm Chicken Parmesan Salad, Vegetable Bundles with Tarragon Dressing, Drunken Berries and Lemon Thyme Prosecco.
"A Night of Decadence" Premieres Sunday, January 10th at 11am
Giada hosts a cocktail party where the food and drinks are true indulgences. Her nighttime party is cool and fun with a stress-free menu of Oysters, Caviar and Bubbles, Braised Short Rib Crostini with Remoulade, "Pop" Tarts and New Year's Martinez Cocktails.
"Party in the Kitchen" Premieres Sunday, January 17th at 11am
Since every great party ends up in the kitchen, Giada starts there and invites friends over for a perfect way to host without breaking the bank. They make favorite dishes, including Caesar Salad Taco Bites, Pulled Pork Tacos, Cheater Churros and Strawberry Basil Aqua Fresca.
"Family Fun Day" Premieres Sunday, January 24th at 11am
For a fun and cost-effective family celebration, Giada hosts simple outdoor games and a menu that appeals to both the little ones and the grownups. There's a Make-Your-Own Juicy Lucy Slider Bar, Crispy Potato Nests with Cherry Ketchup, Black and White Cupcakes and Easy Egg Creams.
"Kickoff Party" Premieres Sunday, January 31st at 11am
Giada hosts the ultimate football viewing party, offering ideas on everything from seating, snacks and drinks to friendly bets on who will win the big game. The menu includes Blue Cheese and Bacon Truffles, Walnut Kicker Cookies, Margarita Chicken Wings and Cherry Ginger Spritzers.
"Spread the Love Party" Premieres Sunday, February 14th at 11am
It's all about chocolate as Giada hosts a party for friends that features her favorite decadent ingredient. Spicy Coq Au Vin Chocolate, Eat-Your-Heart-Out Pizza, Dark Chocolate Macaron Cake and Hazelnut Coffee Martinis are on the menu.
Viewers looking to play host or hostess at home can get ideas from Giada at FoodNetwork.com/GiadaEntertains and see photos, access crowd-pleasing recipes and much more. Join the conversation on Twitter using #GiadaEntertains.
Giada Entertains is produced by Linguine Pictures.
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