Thursday, April 21, 2011

Party Planning ~ Buffet Style Easter Menu 2011

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I woke up last night at 3am thinking about deviled eggs. I couldn't fall back asleep. I've pretty much been awake since.

Then... I spent the day, "staging and planning" for Saturday's party.

I like to position plates, stations, etc.  I need to feel prepared and ready to go! Tomorrow will be spent prepping...prepping ...and prepping!

Anyway...here's the menu...recipes in BOLD can be found on my blog. I apologize for not connecting the links...just short on time... but if you're interested you can simply use the search function up above.

Hope everyone is well!! XOXO

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(Buffet Style Menu ...subject to change)...

Appetizers:

Mini Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes with Classic Cocktail and Tarter Sauce

Mini Meatballs with Grape Chili Glaze (toothpicks)

Deviled Eggs (piped and half of them topped with Caviar)

Tuna Tartare with Sriracha Mayo, Cucumber, Lime Zest and Scallion ~ will be served in tablespoon portions in mini individual cups with a large ridged potato chip for scooping and eating)

Starters:
(Both served with huge homemade croutons...)

White Bean Rosemary Soup

Classic Caesar Salad

Main Course:

Filet of Beef Tenderloin

Ham with Brown Sugar Glaze (recipe TBD)

Sides:

Mushroom Bruschetta (minus the bread)...just plain to go with the beef

Haricots Verts with Mustard Shallot Vinaigrette

Roasted Fingering Potatoes with Fresh Herbs and Sea Salt

Flaky French Croissants and Mini Crusty Rolls (from the bakery)

Dessert:

TBD ...but it will be GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

12 comments:

Courtney said...

That is it! I am hopping on a plane and joining you for Easter! :)

Anonymous said...

And I'm stuck down here in Williamsburg!!!

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

Everything sounds delicious, especially homemade croutons on the soup and salad. I could make a meal with just croutons, but shhh, don't tell.

Love your egg tree. Happy Easter.
Sam

Jenn said...

Can I come to your party? :) Your menu sounds fantastic... I haven't been in the mood for Easter this year for some reason.. all of a sudden I'm feeling like I want to do something!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Lea Ann said...

One of my favorite parts about gatherings is the planning strategy. Great line up. My mom was always the deviled egg queen and now I'm the queen-ette.

Erin said...

Dessert is on the road at about 3:30pm.... :)

Martha (MM) said...

Wonderful menu and delicious blog! I'm a new follower. Hope you have a wonderful Easter!

Joanne said...

I love the idea of a buffet and everything sounds absolutely delicious! Remind me what time dinner starts again....my invitation seems to have been lost in the mail. :P

Karen said...

Your menu sounds fabulous! That's some good party food! Hope it all went smoothly and you could relax with a glass (or 3) of that wine.

Simply Life said...

that menu sounds great!

Simply Life said...

that menu sounds great!

Magic of Spice said...

What a glorious menu...I bet the party was amazing! If I lived closer I would have crashed it :)