Last Thursday’s Book-signing Cocktail/Hors d’oeuvres Party for 125 was a resounding success. My clients hosted a wonderful evening for Gerald Weaver, the author of: The First First Gentleman There were two readings from his novel, and no it’s not about Bill Clinton! LOL! He signed books purchased by the invited guests and schmoozed with 125 people from many walks of life who discovered that they had more in common with each other than imagined.
The overflow of Publishing Industry, Movie & TV stars, Agents, Writers, etc. kept the two bartenders very busy. The food was very well received, or should I say devoured? The centerpiece on the table was a 3D model of the White House that my grandsons help me assemble two weeks ago while we were teen sitting them in Rhode Island!
Here’s the menu followed by the few odd pictures that we were able to capture!
Assorted Crudites with Artichoke Lemon Dip
Cheese Board: Comte, Gorgonzola, P’tit Basque, Gouda, Camembert, Mixed Nuts, Grapes and Dates, assorted crackers, crostini, and flat breads.
Skewered Hors d’oeuvres:
Watermelon, Feta, Olive with Balsamic Glaze
Caprese: Cherry Tomatoes, Boccancini
Antipasto: Tortellini, Cherry Tomato, Provolone. Pepperoni
Smoky Roasted Garlic Shrimp Cocktail
Peppered Beef Tenderloin Crostini w/Horseradish Sauce & Chives
Lobster “Roll” Mini Phyllo Cups
Asian Meatballs w/Thai Chili Dipping Sauce
Endive Petals with Chunky Chicken Salad and Cranberries
Spicy Pimento & Cheese Stuffed Celery
Eggplant Caponata w/Parmesan Mini Phyllo Cups
Radish on Pumpernickel Squares w/Olive Butter
Chopped Egg with Capers & Dijon on Pumpernickel Squares
Salted Chocolate Mini Cookie Cups
Here are some pics:
Roasted Garlic Shrimp
Watermelon, Feta, Olive Skewers
Caponata Mini Filo Cups
As my client predicted: They came for the Author and a Drink and stayed for Dinner!!
There was a complete hush over the rooms while the readings were happening and once they were completed the true grazing of the hors d’oeuvres buffet continued with amazing vigor! The party was to be from 6 to 8 p.m. We re-filled the last of the food @10 p.m. And there were still close to 50 grazers on hand!
We called it a successful party! Happy clients, impressed media types and all were smiling!
Eat Well…Be Well!!