help on my beach menu?

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  1. Spencer Young

    Spencer Young Senior member

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    Spencer, I want this to be a classic American beach party but it will be inside with the air condition unit on high..so I won't worry about the heat.

    Are mojitos and kebobs typical American? I want it to feel like the movie "Back to the Beach" even if its in my apartment.


    I think technically mojitos are from Cuba, but they're popular enough in America I don't think you'd have any authenticity problems, especially in California. You could also consider mint juleps, if you want to throwback to 19th century Americana.

    I think kebobs can be American if you don't go overboard. Chicken, onion, bell pepper, mushroom, etc would be fine; I think you'd have a less American taste if you're seasoning it with SE Asian spices and the like.
     


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    I forgot to ask what this is [​IMG]
    Weiner: [​IMG] I would add California Rolls to the menu.
     


  3. lawyerdad

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    I think technically mojitos are from Cuba, but they're popular enough in America I don't think you'd have any authenticity problems, especially in California. You could also consider mint juleps, if you want to throwback to 19th century Americana.

    I think kebobs can be American if you don't go overboard. Chicken, onion, bell pepper, mushroom, etc would be fine; I think you'd have a less American taste if you're seasoning it with SE Asian spices and the like.

    I agree about the kabobs. If you're trying for present-day California authenticity, mojitos are fine. They've been quite the "hip" drink here the last few years. If you're going for a more "historical" Beach Boys-ish vibe, I'm not sure they'd be appropriate (but imho a tasty drink is never inappropriate). And as much as I enjoy a good mint julep, it may be throwback americana, but it's not particularly Californian (but see preceding caveat [​IMG] ). Also, if you're trying for a beach party feel, I'd say the more complicated the mixed drink the farther you're moving from your theme. Assuming you're talking about a private beach party and thus ignore the fact that alcoholic beverages are prohibited on most CA beaches, I'd say a cooler full of beer or even (shudder) wine coolers would be more appropriate. But then again, see . . .
     


  4. saajuk-khar

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    Thank you for the good help here. Saajuk is write this will not be near the beach [​IMG] but we can be dreaming with Endless Summer on the DVD.

    Bouji..I want this to be like a California beach party not beach of Normandy ! [​IMG] Sorry I hope you understand.

    do the members here think pudding would be an appropiate dessert?



    sorry dude, i took it you were giving the party on the beach or near it, hence my advice to avoid alcohol.
     


  5. Drinkwaters

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    I agree about the kabobs. If you're trying for present-day California authenticity, mojitos are fine. They've been quite the "hip" drink here the last few years. If you're going for a more "historical" Beach Boys-ish vibe, I'm not sure they'd be appropriate (but imho a tasty drink is never inappropriate). And as much as I enjoy a good mint julep, it may be throwback americana, but it's not particularly Californian (but see preceding caveat [​IMG] ). Also, if you're trying for a beach party feel, I'd say the more complicated the mixed drink the farther you're moving from your theme. Assuming you're talking about a private beach party and thus ignore the fact that alcoholic beverages are prohibited on most CA beaches, I'd say a cooler full of beer or even (shudder) wine coolers would be more appropriate. But then again, see . . .

    Man, back then they were drinking Coca Cola, before they took all the good stuff out of it. And if they were looking for a buzz, they would just add asprin.

    Gary
     


  6. wilson brother

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    Assuming it's warm out (not a stretch given recent weather) pudding would work - especially a good cold rice pudding.

    Drink wise, what about mojitos? If you're grilling, kebobs are always fun and tasty.


    I forgot to ask..

    a friend sent me a box of "Jello Chocolate Pudding" that i'll make..but should I tell them its pudding or jello at the party. I thought jello and pudding are different desserts.
     


  7. lawyerdad

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    Pudding.
    BTW, trolls loooove pudding.
     


  8. wilson brother

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    Pudding.
    BTW, trolls loooove pudding.



    Thats too bad because i won't have any trolls there..maybe if i know a lawyer will come i'll make blood pudding [​IMG]
     


  9. lawyerdad

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    [​IMG]
    LOL!

    BTW, for a good party, cut the A/C. You want it about 70+ degrees in there so people remove clothes... [​IMG]

    Ideally people would wear their beachwear, well, at least the women would.
     


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    Aww. he looks so delicious! Edit: It's funnier because I'm Korean.
     


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    Aww. he looks so delicious!

    Edit: It's funnier because I'm Korean.

    You have to buy me a new keyboard
     


  13. wilson brother

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    LOL!

    BTW, for a good party, cut the A/C. You want it about 70+ degrees in there so people remove clothes... [​IMG]

    Ideally people would wear their beachwear, well, at least the women would.


    Thats a good idea..but many women here are too shy to wear bikinis..I will suggest that on the invitation I hope I don't get beat.

    I also have one of those cd with the sounds of the ocean and whale sounds that I will play on one stereo..the other stereo Good Vibrations.
     


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    Truffles, fois gras, and shark fin soup are all popular in California right now.

    For drinks we like to break open the Dom and Cristal.
     


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    Anything grilled!

    Some good pieces of beef always taste great. BBQ salmon is tasty - grill with the skin on. Anything BBQ could work too, especially baby back ribs.

    Or if you wan yuppier Californian food: grilled chicken sandwiches and kebobs.
     


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