anything new on the passed appetizer forefront?
cocktail parties this season
Every year now, for 13 years I've put on a cocktail and Hors d Oeuvres party for approx. 100 people. I serve 12 hors on a buffet table and also 12 hors served by wait staff passed around the room.
It takes me 1-2 weeks to prepare everything. Some items I prepare then freeze, but most is made within days of the party.
I will share my menu from this year with you:
On The Table
Cold Poached Lake Salmon with Condiments
Fresh Oysters Mignonette
Wood Grilled Lamb Lollipops (Greek Style)
Grilled Tenderloin of Beef with Small Rolls and Condiments
Jumbo Shrimp with Seafood Cocktail Sauce
Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus
Guacamole with Tortilla Chips
Lamb Meatballs in Chef’s Marinara
Assorted Grilled Sausages with Crostini and Condiments
Queso Fresco Tequila Salsa Shooters
Truffled Galantine of Capon with Fresh Cranberry Citrus Relish
Crab and Artichoke Pita Pockets
Vegetable Spring Rolls
Maryland Crabcakes with Zesty Remoulade
Curried Chicken in Wonton Cups
Tempura Lobster Bites
Barbecued Smoked Ham Skewers
Focaccia Boxes filled with Vodka Smoked Salmon and Crème Fraische
Caramelized Leek and Gruyere Tartlets
Fried Duck Raviolis
Chocolate Covered Éclairs and Cream Puffs
Carolyn’s Famous Lebkuchen
Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
Double Chocolate Bourbon Cake with Hazelnut Glaze
Cappuccino Cheesecake Bars
Ross, you provide great services and pleasure. You have great knowledge if it takes you only 2 weeks to prepare such a great party. Super!
Edited by marrabel - 12/3/10 at 11:43am
The party is tomorrow.
As of this morning 98% of the list is complete.
I have a lady that comes in to finish the pastries and a fellow Chef who helps me with the prep.
Small little disaster yesterday trying to get fresh strawberries at this time of year in the area where I live.
I should have gone with my Sysco rep but tried the regular grocery stores.
18" of snow fell in the next largest city from us (70 miles away) and I couldn't get there, but in the end my rep came to my rescue and I'll have those strawberries by tonight
I hope to post pictures by Sunday.........
Pray for me everybody......PLEASE!!!!!!