Indian Summer Cocktail Party

September 26th, 2010

Passed & Stationary Heavy Appetizers

Duck & Squash
Duck Breast wrapped in Roasted Butternut Squash with a Pomegranate Gastrique

Tomato, Melon & Bay Scallop Ceviche
Bay Scallops marinated in Lime Juice, Garlic, Olive Oil, Heirloom Tomatoes & Seasonal Melons

Fresh Spring Rolls
Lettuce, Rice Noodles, Carrots, Cabbage, Green Onions, Mint, Thai Basil & Cilantro Wrapped in Rice Paper and Served with a Chili Dipping Sauce

Corn & Boquerones
Corn Foam, Pimenton Popcorn, Topped with Boquerones

Shaking Beef
Grilled Beef Tenderloin marinated in Sherry Wine, Tamari, Garlic, Ginger
Served with Roasted Sesame Onion Sauce

Squash Blossom Canapé
Blossoms stuffed with Queso Blanco, Guajillo Chilies & Epazote on a Crispy Tortilla topped with Salsa Roja

Chicken Roulade
Grilled Chicken Breasts marinated in Garlic, Ginger, Tamari, Lime Juice & Thai Bird Chilies. Brushed with 5-Spice Pomegranate Syrup and Crusted with Peanuts

Cinnamon Pork Buns
Biscuit Sandwich with Pulled Pork and Cinnamon Slaw

Late Summer Fruit & Cheese Pairings
Bermuda Triangle – Quince Paste – Sourdough
Midnight Moon – Asian Pear – Pepper Jelly,
Roquefort – Concord Grape & Fig Jelly – French Baguette

Red Velvet Mini Cupcakes
Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies  with Strawberries