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Old 06-26-2014, 03:38 PM   #1
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Dinner party

Hi!
Next week I will have a dinner party and I would like to have some advice for the menu.


Thema - italian
Menu:
  • carpaccio
  • tomato soup
  • raviolo with prawns
  • grilled salmon with veggies and oven baked potatoes
  • tiramisu
But I'd like to have a appetizer - amuse bouche but I can't think what can it be.
If you some suggestions for the menu I'd like to hear it.

Thank you

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Old 06-26-2014, 04:15 PM   #2
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Crostini with tapenade?
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Old 06-26-2014, 04:30 PM   #3
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Hi, and welcome to DiscussCooking

I love crostini, but I'm not personally a big fan of tapenade. An alternative might be pesto topped with diced tomatoes, or goat cheese topped with marinated roasted red peppers. Or you could offer a variety. Another option would be an antipasto platter with Italian cured meats, cheeses, olives, fruit, etc.
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Old 06-26-2014, 04:33 PM   #4
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Thanks for your answers. I thought also about crostini but I think it will be too much by 5 course dinner. Is it not better to have just 1 bite appetizer?
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Old 06-26-2014, 04:38 PM   #5
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Some type of sorbet/granita with fruit? Maybe made with Limoncello and served in tiny shotglasses?

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Old 06-26-2014, 04:44 PM   #6
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How about arancini?
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Old 06-26-2014, 04:50 PM   #7
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Thanks for your answers. I thought also about crostini but I think it will be too much by 5 course dinner. Is it not better to have just 1 bite appetizer?
Stuffed mushrooms?
These look good...

http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/i...ffed-mushrooms
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Old 06-26-2014, 05:23 PM   #8
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I like the idea of fruit and ???????

Prosciutto-Wrapped Melon | MyGourmetConnection

or

Elegant Fig Appetizers with Goat Cheese and Almonds Recipe - Allrecipes.com

If fruit is not your thing then how about olives.

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Am I invited?

That makes a difference to any suggestions.

If I'm not invited then "Let them eat cake"
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Old 06-26-2014, 05:51 PM   #10
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These are great - I've made them many times:
Spinach-Stuffed Mushrooms
Olive Oyls Treat For Popeye Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms) Recipe - Food.com
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