Cocktail party for 4000
A lot of what I see here could be tagged unappealing and pedestrian, but then again I didn't look at everything.
I have had the Greek pizza (cold) cut in squares and thought it a nice change from all the hot offerings and noted it was a fave with the veg crowd.
Whatever, Pinterest has proven to be a good resource when I am stuck for ideas (not just food related..there are thousands of "Pins" for anything you wish)
Oh boy 12 X 4000 is a lot of $$$...you need anything sweet?
Shrimp Rumaki, shrimp wrapped around fresh pineapple, then rolled up in paper thin proscuitto, fired in a hot oven and drizzled with a carrot chipotle syrup
Spicy Tunisian Chicken Skewers, strips of chicken thread on sugar cane and marinated in a cinnamon chile oil, then grilled and served with harissa, a spicy roasted red pepper sauce seasoned with coriander and caraway
Anticuchos Flank Steak, Peruvian style beef, brushed with an ancho chile and beer marinade, then grilled, thinly sliced and served on a toasted baguette and draped with huacatay aji, a spicy lime mint vinaigrette, and topped with a verdures ceviche, a pickled mixture of onions, carrots, and yellow bell peppers
Stuffed Dates, medjool dates stuffed with a mixture of chevre, toasted almonds, and carrots, seasoned with charmoula, a Moroccan marinade of lemon, garlic, chilies, saffron, parsley, cilantro, and cumin; then the whole thing wrapped with applewood smoked bacon and fired in a hot oven
Coconut Poached Scallops, day boat scallops gently simmered ina spicy red curry cocnut broth and served on a bed of pan seared bok choy in a jicama cup and topped with a banana ginger chutney
Vanilla Bean Sachets, diced granny Smith apples, Maui sweet onions, toasted cashews, and vanilla scented ricotta; sealed in a won ton purse, brushed with a vanilla glaze then baked in a hot oven and topped a dollop of green pea cardamom puree
Smoked Salmon Cheesecake, a savoury cheesecake of smoked salmon, cream cheese, lemon zest, and fresh dill with a pine nut crust topped with capers, thinly sliced red onions, finely diced tomatoes, lemon zest, and cracked black pepper
Hey Mimi, over priced cardboard is a small price to pay sometimes. I am looking at snow and ice right outside the window at this very moment and my enthusiasm for it matches yours. My avatar says it all for me. My mantra for the next 3 weeks is soon...soon...soon. Because then I will be on Roatan with sand between toes and warm water to play in.