Firstly, I my suggestions had nothing to do with Spam. I have been living and working in Madrid, Spain and prior in Milan and Florence, Italy. I have a profound penchant for shellfish, seafood and Mediterranean cuisine hailing from Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece and southern France.
I am a native Manhattaner and due to my professional position and my younger daughter, have decided to cross the Blue Pond.
None the less, the carte you have selected is quite palate pleasing I am sure.
Some appetisers * hors d' oeuvers, tapas, meze and or antipasti I always enjoy are,
Sun dried tomatoes
An array of wonderful European cheeses with fresh grapes, fab bread and cheese
Prawns or shrimp grilled with olive oil extra virgin and garlic
Mexican ... a volcanic Aztec stone mocajete vessel looking like a mortar prepared chunky guacamole
Olives, particularly Kalamata or Nicoise varieties
Good wines, red and or white
Steamed Mussels, Fresh Oysters on half shell and Smoked salmon or Sable
Great pepper nut crackers, canapes, toasts or tostadas and bread sticks galore
Fab breads to put pickings on
Phenomenal Ham varieties, including Virginia roast ham, Proscuitto d' Palma or Iberian Acorn Fed Ha bu go which is Jabugo
Sashimi and sushi
Warm fresh figs with goat cheese
Dips for crudities, Hazelnut dip
Walnuts, almonds, Brazil nuts and Macademia nuts
Anything with chili peppers including stuffed jalepenos
Cold cut Deli meats
Stuffed grape leaves with rice and pinenuts
Greek Spinach pie in Phyllo
Skewers ... kebabs *
Hummus, chickpea dip and Ba ba gha nush which is an eggplant and tahine dip from Turkey, Greece, Lebanon, Egypt and Morocco
served with warm Pita.
I like themes too ... it narrows down the variety a bit.
Hope this clears things up. Margcata * Margaux Cintrano.