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cocktail parties this season

post #1 of 14
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anything new on the passed appetizer forefront?

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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

Elk Pate

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

Jombone Verget

Vegetable Spring Rolls

 

Passed

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

Samosa

Caramelized Leek and Gruyere Tartlets

Fried Duck Raviolis

 

 

Dessert Table

Chocolate Covered Éclairs and Cream Puffs

Carolyn’s Famous Lebkuchen

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Double Chocolate Bourbon Cake with Hazelnut Glaze

Cappuccino Cheesecake Bars

Lemon Tartlets

post #3 of 14
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WOW!

That's a huge selection.....really impressive Ross.

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post #4 of 14

WOW as a beginner I needs lots of knowledge! Great Job!

post #5 of 14

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
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post #6 of 14

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!!!!!!

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Good Luck! and we look forward to pix

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post #8 of 14

I wish you good good good luck luck!!!!!! Praying for you and waiting for the pictures!

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post #9 of 14

As promised, here are few pictures from last night's party. All went well and we get to eat leftovers today at our staff party......Yum,!!!

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post #11 of 14
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wow! that's a whole lotta food......thanks for sharing Ross.

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post #12 of 14

Yummy!;-) Thank you for sharing very much! 

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post #13 of 14

I'd like of be the visitor of your party!

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post #14 of 14

How much time did you require to prepare all this WONDERFUL food?

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