Hors d’oeuvres for 125

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

Meat/Seafood/Chicken Platters

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

Vegetarian Platters

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


Assorted Macaroons

Here are some pics:

Roasted Garlic Shrimp


Cheese Board


Antipasto Sticks


Caprese Skewers


Watermelon, Feta, Olive Skewers



Lobster Rolls


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!!







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