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  Cocktail Parties

Ccocktail party made more inviting with an added touch of imagination and style don't necessarily cost more than a routine cocktail party yet is more memorable and appealing to your guests.

        Here is a sampling of hors d'oeuvres for successful and memorable cocktail parties. Our experience in catering has demonstrated that a creative blend of the rich culinary traditions of East and West can give an unforgettable distinction to your affairs when you entertain. We can work with you to create just the right assortment of appetizers and other delectables to suit your cocktail party needs.

        We can also help arrange entertainment for your cocktail receptions.

The Elegant Chef



   Cold Canapes

Grape Leaves · Stuffed Turkish grape leaves with exotically flavored basmati rice. Served with a yogurt dill sauce.

Taboulleh · Cracked bulgur wheat mixed with exotic greens, flavored with olive oil, lemon and mint. Served on thin-sliced hearty Russian bread.

Chicken Roulade · Thinly sliced tender breast of chicken rolled with mild Black Forest ham and subtle Gruyere cheese.

Shrimp with Dill Sauce · Jumbo shrimp topped with a tantalizing Portuguese green dill sauce.

Scallop Canape · Tender sea scallops served atop Melba rounds and graced with a rich pesto or sun dried tomato sauce.

Stuffed Cucumber Cups · A Scandinavian favorite. Hollowed-out English cucumber sections stuffed with Boursin cheese and graced with strips of smoked Norwegian salmon.

Mozzarella Skewers · Italian mozzarella, basil and sun dried tomatoes on individual skewers.

Stuffed Endive · Inspired from a French recipe, a tangy ratatouille served in garden-fresh endive leaves.

 

   Flaky Pastry Cups

Pecan Chicken in Creamy Sauce · A delightful mixture of creamy chicken pieces with tarragon and pecans.

Crab Shells · Fresh crabmeat blended with celery, red peppers in a pungent three-mustard dill sauce.

Spanish Tapenade · a colorful Iberian recipe of a variety of peppers, tomatoes and imported olives.

   Patês & Mousses

Mushroom Patê · A creamy blend of portobello, shiitaki and button mushrooms, heavy cream and herbs. Served on crispy crackers with plump raspberries.

Salmon Mousse · A light blend of fresh Norwegian salmon, thick cream, nutmeg and dill served with thin wafers.

Goose Liver Patê · A creamy blend of fresh goose livers, cognac, heavy cream and herbs.

Truffle Mousse · A silky smooth chicken liver mousse studded with black truffles and Port wine.

   Appetizers for the Sweet Tooth

Fruit Kebabs · Individual skewers of seasonal melon balls, berries and dried fruit.

Persian Dates · Plump imported Syrian dates stuffed with walnuts and sauteed in a tart pomegranate syrup.

   Hot Appetizers

Russian Potato Circles · Thin rounds of new potatoes, topped with a dollop of sour cream and Russian caviar.

Crab Cakes · A spicy blend of lump crab meat. Finger-sized cakes served with a tangy tomato-cilantro dipping sauce.

Scallop Puffs · Sea scallops topped with a duxelle mixture, served on individual Melba rounds.

Seafood Kebabs · A selection of fresh seafood marinated in a flavorful lemon dill sauce. Served on individual skewers.

Chicken Kebabs · Broiled cubes of boneless chicken breasts and water chestnuts marinated in teriyaki sauce. Served on individual skewers

Orange-Sesame Chicken · Boneless chunks of chicken, marinated in an orange-ginger sauce and rolled in toasted sesame seeds, served with a tangy honey-mustard dipping sauce.

Fesinjan · Tender free range chicken breasts sauteed with a delightful Persian blend of walnuts, onions and rich pomegranate syrup. Filled into flaky pastry shells.

Beef Teriyaki Rolls · Thin slices of beef tenderloin marinated in teriyaki sauce, rolled around a succulent mixture of julienne garden vegetables.

Beef Kebabs · Broiled tenderloin cubes marinated in a spicy ginger sauce, served on individual skewers.

   A Selection of Flaky Phyllo Pastries

Spanakopita · The traditional Greek pastry of spinach, feta cheese and fresh herbs.

Thai Scallop Phyllo · Bay scallops rice and coconut milk.

Mushroom Pastries · A rich blend of mushrooms, white wine and shallots.

Roasted Eggplant · Grilled eggplant and caramelized onions.

   Stuffed Mushroom Hors D'oeuvres

Sausage Mushroom Cups · Spicy mixture of sausage stuffing.

Crab Mushroom Cups · Delicious crabmeat stuffing.

Spinach Mushroom Cups · A mixture of spinach, Brie cheese and spices.

Artichoke Mushroom Cups · An artichoke and prosciutto stuffing.




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