Monday, June 20, 2011
A 50th birthday, with 50 guests calls for 50 hors d'ourvres of course! Well maybe not 50, but almost. Last night we served an amazing variety of finger foods. There were oysters on the half shell, brusschetta Toscana, mini hamburgers, tempura fried shrimp, fish soup, ahi tuna with marinated onions, shrimp carpaccio, mini pizzas, the list goes on and on. Canapes with sauteed vegetables, an array of crostini with lardo, smoked salmon, and salami tartare, and fruit salad with yogurt also made an appearance. After guests enjoyed the buffet they were seated for a seafood risotto followed by a fish course. The evening concluded with cantaloupe and strawberry sorbet and birthday cake. Lizzy May the Ashanti Strings performed, and guests stayed to celebrate until 2 a.m. I'd say that was a good birthday!