Appetizer ideas needed
I am brain dead. Making paella tomorrow for dinner. Will serve with a nice green salad, good bread and a creme caramel and fruit for dessert. What's the appetizer? Nothing complicated - and no, I can't get serrano ham around here, darn it.
Crispy little toasts spread with soft goat cheese and then spread with a little tapenade on top of one half the cheese -- so they are two-toned: half dark, half light. You can do the toasts ahead and then spread them a little before guests arrive. Super simple and people just inhale them.
I would do marcona almonds and olives. If you want something more substantial, I think the bruschetta/crostini idea is a good one. You can do a tomato/basil/olive oil topping, or a white bean topping, or the goat cheese/tapenade suggestion another poster gave you.
dates stuffed with goat cheese and wraped in bacon
cherry tomatoes, basil and mozzarella on a toothpick..can make the night before, looks great on a plate...before serving S&P, olive oil and vinger...
I am a big fan of a bowl of berrata (sp?) and some good bread...maybe some summer strawberries on top with balsalmic vineger