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Here’s an Idea… Break the Menu Down…

February 1, 2015

So my original plan was to post the entire menu from the SMCHA (San Mateo County Horseman’s Association) party last weekend in one post…    But I’ve decided to take you all through the experience one menu item at a time…  Here’s a re-cap of the evening’s fare…

Stationed Apps:  Smoked Salmon with hard-boiled-egg, capers, onion, and olive, International Cheeses, with Cali-Pinot-Grapes, Dried Stone Fruit and Truffle pate’, Vegetable Crudite…

Passed Apps:  Grilled Ginger and Cilantro Chicken and Pineapple Skewers with Garlic/Peanut sauce, Creamy White Bean and Bacon Soup-Shots with Goat-Cheese-Infused Rye Crouton, Molten Artichoke/Jalapeno Stuffed Phyllo Cups, and Grilled Watermelon and Pineapple Skewers with Wasabi Aioli…

Buffet:  Mediterranean Garden Greens Salad with Lemon Vinegarette and Feta, Carved Whole Roasted Filet MignonMaître d’, Prawns Scampi, Herbed Penne Alfredo, Fresh Roasted Golden Fingerlings Potatoes, Sauteed Local Harvest Green Beans with Shallot and Rainbow Bell Pepper Beurre Blanc, Chocolate Cake from the Woodside Bakery


First Up?  Smoked Salmon with Sides…      This appetizer for 100 plus guests is so easy, but also brings a huge punch for party enjoyment…   I have to admit that I didn’t catch and prepare this fish myself…   Costco has many varieties of smoked salmon to choose from…  great catering resource…   I picked up about a pound and a half of wild Alaskan delightfulness at Costco…    smcha6salmonsidesThen its all about the presentation…  make a bed of fresh red chard leaves (or any other backdrop of nature that catches your eye) on your favorite platter…  then break up the smoked salmon pieces for easy self-serve delivery and lay them out for your guests…

Next to this platter should be two friends…  the sliced baguette basket with a variety of crackers added, plus the smoked salmon enhancers brigade…   I like to give options for folks to add to their salmon bite experience…  Chopped hard-boiled egg for creaminess…  Mini-capers for a bit of salt and spice… finely diced red onion for that cutting aroma and tingle between the ears, and a bit of finely chopped black olive to enhance the briny sea salt and velvety texture of God’s food…

When your guests build their own bite with these choices…  You’re sure to satisfy them all…    Next Up?     Cheese…

Keep an eye out !!

Happy Heating!!

From → Catering, Events, Stories

One Comment
  1. jestchat permalink

    Very cool concept! Just like being at the party, we get to wait and see what’s next on the menu. 🙂


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