To all who assisted, offered their help and their precious jewels (the recipes), many, many thanks. The party was a great success and the food was the star of the show.
The menu consisted of:
New potatoes with crÃ¨me fraiche and caviar
Asparagus wrapped with proscuitto
Salami crisps with sour cream and fresh basil
Dates stuffed with pecans and goat cheese wrapped with bacon
Antipasto on a skewer - marinated mushrooms, pearl onions, olives and muenster cheese
Meatballs with Thai chili sauce and in a red wine sauce
Green olives stuffed with pimento and goat cheese
Blue cheese mixed with chopped pecans on a cracker and halved grapes on top
Fresh fruit with a fruit dipping sauce
Mini chicken quasadias with roasted red peppers and cheese
Bruschetta â€“ traditional style
Carrabaâ€™s Dipping sauce with baguette slices
Various little tid-bits such as cashews and marinated artichoke hearts, etc.
And a Sangria that my daughters said was way too much (and no one would drink that much) but ended up with the punch bowl empty
Again, the party was a huge success and many, many, many thanks.