Party for 50 for a 50th Birthday!

One of my clients hosted a party for a friend to celebrate the friend’s 50th birthday.  The head count was also 50 and my client only knew about 6 of the guests!  We needed to create a mostly vegetarian menu with some fish and a chicken hors d’oeuvres would be allowed for those who would like it.

The flowers for the guest of Honor:

IMG_0086The Table:

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On the menu:
Five Spice Glazed Nuts
Crudites with Creamy Ginger Sesame Dip & Roasted Red Pepper Dip
Hummus duo w/pita chips and bagel chips: Classic and Roasted Beet & Horseradish
Mini Apricot/Brie Bites
Crostini with Sun-dried tomato jam & goat cheese
Endive Petals with Pesto Chicken Salad

Poached salmon w/Tzatziki
Roasted Garlic Shrimp Cocktail
Pasta Puttanesca
Balsamic Marinated Roasted Vegetables
Quinoa Salad with Pickled Radishes & Feta
Israeli Couscous Salad w/Arugula Pesto
Mushroom Sliders w/Provolone, Roasted Red Pepper and Pesto
Baby Romaine with Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette

Sushi Platter (purchased)

Brownie Bites
Lemon Bar Bites
Mini Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse Coupes
Mini Lemon Curd w/graham crackers & whipped cream shooters
Mini Baklava
Assorted Cupcakes (purchased)
Vegan Birthday Cake (purchased)

Food Pics:

Crudites w/Ginger/Sesame Dip; Roasted Red Pepper Dip and Beet/Horseradish Hummus

Crudites w/Ginger/Sesame Dip; Roasted Red Pepper Dip and Beet/Horseradish Hummus

Mixed Greens w/Roasted Garlic Vnaigrette

Mixed Greens w/Roasted Garlic Vnaigrette

Mixed Greens w/Roasted Garlic Vnaigrette

Mixed Greens w/Roasted Garlic Vnaigrette

Roasted Garlic Shrimp Cocktail

Roasted Garlic Shrimp Cocktail

Balsamic Marinated Roasted Vegetables

Balsamic Marinated Roasted Vegetables

Israeli Couscous Salad w/Arugula Pesto

Israeli Couscous Salad w/Arugula Pesto

Sushi Platter (purchased)

Sushi Platter (purchased)

Israeli Couscous w/Arugula Pesto

Israeli Couscous w/Arugula Pesto

Mushroom Sliders

Mushroom Sliders

Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse

Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse

Lemon Curd Shooters

Lemon Curd Shooters

Mini Baklava

Mini Baklava

Cupcakes (Purchased)

Cupcakes (Purchased)

Birthday Cake (Purchased)

Birthday Cake (Purchased)

The party was a great success, everyone ate very well, minimal leftovers and the B-day girl was very happy.  Received accolades from the clients during her speech toasting the guest of honor and applause from the happy guests.

Eat Well…Be Well!

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2 Responses to Party for 50 for a 50th Birthday!

  1. chef mimi says:

    Very nice! Wish I’d been invited!

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