Although we did hire a chef for our main meal, we wanted to whip up a few appetizers for when our guests arrive. When planning an event like this – dishes that you can prep ahead of time are critical. Also hot dishes are really a challenge to serve at an appropriate temperature, so we went with a fresh, cold dish approach. Here is what we served:
Endive with Grapes, Walnuts and Blue Cheese
Watermelon Bites with Feta and Mint
Crudites with Green Goddess Dip
A cheese plate is also another great idea, but we typically over indulge on cheese and never get to eating our meal, so we passed based on our lack of willpower. 🙂
Beautiful presentation. The feta and watermelon sound delicious, think I’ll try that before the summer is over!
What is the recipe for the marinated shrimp?
it’s actually from my mom’s Nordstrom Entertaining at Home cookbook… I’m snag it next time I see here and post it here!