Of course, I love planning parties and half wish it was my profession, but it really was very easy to make a lot of delicious and beautiful food - it's all about taking time to plan your menu and present things in a unique way. We did all appetizers, but there were so many choices that people who were hungrier certainly had many choices to fill their bellies.
Roasted Potatoes with Creme Fraiche, Scallions and Optional Bacon
Poblano Cream Soup Shots (sorry for the spillage!)
Grapefruit Bourbon Punch with Mint Simple Syrup - freeze grapefruit slices for prettier ice cubes
Crostini with Steak, Goat Cheese and Mushrooms
Bloody Mary Shrimp Cocktail (more spills!)
Pork Meatballs in Marinara
Bleu Cheese drizzled with rosemary infused honey
Crostini with Lemon Ricotta, Roasted Butternut Squash and Fried Sage
White Bean, Feta and Sun-Dried Tomato dip - serve with crackers, chips, bread or veggies
Crudites with Homemade Caesar Dip
Unfortunately, I don't have any pictures of our desserts...delicious persimmon puddings with lemon curd and macaroons from our awesome friend Jess and an assortment of cookies (the best chocolate chocolate chip cookies ever, orange thumbprint cookies) and phenomenal lemon cheesecake from Elaine. A delicious time was had by all.