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I am hosting an event that revolves around Russian vodka and am looking for some creative hors d'oeuvres ideas. Caviar is already part of the menu (in abundance) but I was thinking perhaps something with a little Russian Fusion? Any thoughts or ideas?

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  1. some quick ideas that come to mind are mini blinis with creme fraiche and chives, mini potato pancakes, poached salmon, (if you have them) little cups of borcht.

    I think you could do a handful of amuse bouche and it'd be kinda cool.

    when I was in Russia, nothing was fusion, though you could try some interesting combos of perogies...

    1. smoked fish: salmon, sablefish

      Salad olivier

      manti (meat dumplings like potsticker's)

      Piroshki (baked meat pie in short pastry) served room temp

      Here's a thread I started after a very lovely and filling party attended at a Russian home with loads of authentic eats and delicious vodka:

      http://www.chowhound.com/topics/36676...

      1. in Ukraine we drink vodka w/ everything! :)

        1. tiny fingerling potatoes served as twice-baked

          phyllo triangles stuffed with duxelles

          black bread smeared with radish cream cheese

          chicken kiev, but use tenders

          1. Mini crab cakes would go well as an appetizer.