Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Holiday Food Innovations on the Party Circuit

Posted By on Wed, Dec 3, 2008 at 1:07 PM

The difference in amateur parties and an A-list party caterer: they pay attention to little details like ease of eating and presentation.

At a brand-name corporate holiday reception in a brand-name space last night, the food was brand-name good, but more than that, it was strategic and I knew you'd want to know about it.

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For example, the Thai-ifluenced minced chicken stir-fry in tiny pastry cups. Familiar enough format, unfamiliar flavors. A nice way to depart from the usual party fare, but in a safe way.

And how about this idea: a slab to keep the tomato-basil-mozzarella skewers cool and chillin', not to mention stylin', next to the steaming chafing dishes.

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(And since we just installed marble vanity, I have a bunch of these lying around!)

If the photos seem unusually professional, that's because they were shot by an A-list, brand-name photographer. Thanks, PL.

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