Monday, August 16, 2010

An Engaging Party

As promised, here is the menu I served at the engagement party I catered over the weekend. It was such a festive evening! While sipping ice cold drinks on the outdoor, flower festooned deck, guests relished with abandon the unusual appetizers and when dusk approached, everyone mingled inside and filled their plates with Crabmeat Salad, Corn Pudding, Two Color Summer Tomatoes and Ham on Biscuits, a menu so representative of the summer season, precisely as the host and I planned. Plates were brimming with color and the glow from the candle light illuminated the faces of the beautiful people brought together to celebrate this wonderful union. While throwing back cold Peach Shooters and popping bite size morsels of sweetness, everybody gathered to toast the soon-to-be bride and groom and reminisced their courtship.

Cheese Curry Pate with Plum Sauce
Miniature Wonton Reuben’s, Vodka Spiked Russian Dipping Sauce
Brie in Fillo, Yellow Tomato Relish, Basil-Walnut Pesto
Buffet Dinner Menu
Jumbo Lump Crabmeat Salad
Red & Yellow Summer Tomatoes, Dijon Vinaigrette, Garden Basil, Avocado
Just-from-the-Cob Corn Pudding
Niman Ranch Ham on Buttered Biscuits
Whirled Peach and Amaretto “Shooters”
Oatmeal Cookies, Double Chocolate Brownies, Oh My! Strawberry Shortcake