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Old 06-26-2014, 02:38 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.

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Old 06-26-2014, 03:15 PM   #2
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Crostini with tapenade?
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Old 06-26-2014, 03:30 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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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, 03:38 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, 03:44 PM   #6
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How about arancini?
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Old 06-26-2014, 03:50 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, 04:23 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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Old 06-26-2014, 04:48 PM   #9
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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, 04:51 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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Old 06-26-2014, 04:52 PM   #11
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Of course you are invites, Zagut But then you need to come to Holland. And before that say a recipe
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Old 06-26-2014, 05:26 PM   #12
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Well thanks for the invite miezits.


"And before that say a recipe."


So I have to sing for my supper?


Fair enough. Nothing is free in this world.


Since you asked for an appetizer how about this.

http://grilling24x7.com/oring.shtml


You can forgo the Mayo dipping sauce and use whatever hot sauce on the rings you like rather then the garlic rich Sriracha.

It's the Bacon wrapped Onion Rings I'm suggesting.



Well since I need to come to Holland I'll have to decline your wonderful invitation.

That is unless airfare is included?
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From Epicurious:

Easy Arancini
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What about serving the carpaccio as an "amuse bouche" in some way? You don't really want to spoil people's appetites for the main by giving them too much to start with.
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Old 02-20-2015, 06:59 AM   #15
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I think the party was over last June, maybe July.
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Some type of sorbet/granita with fruit? Maybe made with Limoncello and served in tiny shotglasses?

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Doesn't the OP want something to serve with aperitifs/pre-dinner cocktails? The sorbet would be a bit difficult to manage with a glass in the other hand. It would be better as a palate-cleanser between the ravioli and the salmon
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I think the party was over last June, maybe July.
And Selkie has resurrected it. Your point is?
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And Selkie has resurrected it. Your point is?
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That was exactly my point.
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That was exactly my point.
No-one is forcing you to read the thread and your intervention was discourteous to Selkie, regardless of your placing of an emoticon.
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Selkie did not resurrect it. A spammer did. Selkie just got fooled by said spammer and was trying to respond to them.
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