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Party Food That Rocks

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Mauro, Dec 1, 2009.

  1. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Well-Known Member

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    For party food, it's hard to beat spaghetti, whole corn on the cob, and lobster in the shell (or whole crabs, if you prefer.)

    Slice your own gyros is also pretty good...things get interesting when every guest has a sharp knife in their hands.

    For sweets I would do bobbing for apples...if you want to fancy it up, make them caramel apples.

    Also: make sure there is enough Splenda.


    - B
     
  2. Mauro

    Mauro Well-Known Member

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    ^^ spaghetti for 30+ people with no really sitting space??? if it was summer a lobster or clam bake would be perfect.


    Any Sf chefs want to chime in or possibly cook????
     
  3. gomestar

    gomestar Well-Known Member

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    Lobster rolls. Damn good. Lobster meat on a bun with some mayo and butter. The bad news is it can be expensive. The good news is I can never eat more than one and yet I am super happy. And they're very easy to prepare.
     
  4. philosophe

    philosophe Well-Known Member

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    Lebanese mezze is a good idea.

    I was recently at party where the host served Whole Foods tater tots with a drizzle of truffle oil and a sprinkle of chives. Once I got over the memories of school lunch, they were damned good snacks with drinks.

    My advice would be to go for a colorful spread. Too many cocktail parties feature beige/tan food--little crab cakes, stuff in pastry shells, fried items. I often make a fava and dandelion leaf spread as an alternative to that other ubiquitous tan party food, humus. I also frequently serve crostini with tomatoes or red peppers.
     
  5. why

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    For party food, it's hard to beat spaghetti, whole corn on the cob, and lobster in the shell (or whole crabs, if you prefer.)

    Slice your own gyros is also pretty good...things get interesting when every guest has a sharp knife in their hands.

    For sweets I would do bobbing for apples...if you want to fancy it up, make them caramel apples.

    Also: make sure there is enough Splenda.


    - B


    With a side of baked beans and cole slaw.
     
  6. gdl203

    gdl203 Well-Known Member

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  7. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Well-Known Member

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    ^^ spaghetti for 30+ people with no really sitting space??? if it was summer a lobster or clam bake would be perfect.

    Hint: do the opposite of what I say.


    - B
     
  8. Gravitas

    Gravitas Well-Known Member

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    chimichangas YES!!
    +1.

    Or the Lebanese ish.
     
  9. 3 Prague Winters

    3 Prague Winters Well-Known Member

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    membrillo and manchego cheese
     
  10. Cavalier

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    Good cheese, cured meats, hard bread and crackers can never go wrong (DROOL) though it could become incredibly expensive if you expect to have everyone who shows up be able to eat more then a bite or two
     
  11. Mauro

    Mauro Well-Known Member

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    cost isn't so much the issue as making sure everyone is happy and feed.
     
  12. VKK3450

    VKK3450 Well-Known Member

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    Clothing store + food + drink = trouble.

    To be safe I would probably stay with more traditional canapes and or the meat / cheese / bread idea.

    Alternatively maybe tapas with small forks so people dont use their hands?

    K
     
  13. edmorel

    edmorel Well-Known Member

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    this party is screaming out for Pio's sausage.
     
  14. Johnny_5

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    It ain't a party without Pio's sausage...
     
  15. jobro

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    Your guests will be addicted.
     
  16. Jerome

    Jerome Well-Known Member

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    Saki ika (dried squid) AKA ika-kun!...I miss it I want to eat that now (goes well with beer)..

    [​IMG]

    also eda mame, yakitori, etc.....
     
  17. Mauro

    Mauro Well-Known Member

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    jobro very nice!
     
  18. Faded501s

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    Fuck it, just order a bunch of boxes of McD chicken nuggets. You would be considered a god.

    This annual Breast Cancer fundraiser I go to every year is run by a prominent caterer here in Chicago. It's a pretty hip and upscale gig but a couple of years ago the servers started walking around with platters of donated McDonalds cheeseburgers at around 11PM...talk about a hit! I hate the things but everyone else was talking about how cool it was.

    This place usually has a killer spread and one time they did a wrap bar type of thing that I thought was pretty awesome... pre-made lettuce and mini tortilla wraps filled with all kinds of stuff.
     
  19. Mauro

    Mauro Well-Known Member

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    i love the crab bowl but to messy [​IMG]
    I think I have an idea but feel free to give more suggestions.
     
  20. Montrachet

    Montrachet Well-Known Member

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    I always try to have something sweet, something savory and something low-fat. That tends to please everyone in attendance. Veggie tray, candy or cookies, cheese and bread, chips and salsa, mini bite sized things that are easy to make in the oven/microwave.
     

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