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Restaurants and Caterers with BEST Hors d'Oeuvres?

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Has anyone had any outstanding hors d'oeuvres lately, at a restaurant or a catered event?

I'm so tired of bruscetta, endives, shrimp on a stick, and chicken satay.

They have the cheesiest "We work in LA" name possible, but For Stars Catering actually really surprised me with how delicious their food is. Beef wrapped around asparagus was juicy, flavorful, and tender enough that I could take bites without the whole strip of beef unravelling into a mess, and the rum balls were potent and made with very good chocolate.

Anyone else?

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  1. Are you talking about Four Stars Catering by Giraud? I think they are outstanding.

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    1. re: Frank_Santa_Monica

      No, I actually do mean For Stars Catering : http://www.forstarscatering.com/

      But now I'll have to see Giraud's stuff too. Thanks!

      For example, at the convention I was at, Patina's food paled in comparison to For Stars. Their tuna cornet had bland mushy fish and hard cold wonton skins as the cones, and the wasabi masago had no punch.

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        1. someone else may know who this was - but a couple years ago i had hors d'oeuvres that were the best i ever had. everything was entree type food but made in "mini" portions - they really all were about bite size. we had ceasar salad in mini parm bowls, mini burgers, mini pizzas, mini mugs of soup, etc.. i wish i knew the name of the caterer - b/c i loved it.

          1. I recently went to a party in Calabasas catered by Bite Catering Couture - I was really impressed and my friend told me she was surprised how easy is was ot hire and work with them. They specialize in miniatures and bite-sized foods (savory and sweet). You might want to check them out - and if you like chocolate, her chocolates and dessert stuff looks amazing! www.bitecatering.net