Where to get great party food?
HELP! I need a great and unique idea for a cocktail party. Something along the lines of gourmet pizza or Vietnamese spring rolls... but better. Anyone want to suggest the their favorite take-out?
get Rahel to cater a few Ethiopian dishes! Sambusas, a few combo platters, lotsa injera.
Go to Portos and stock up on potato balls and stuff.
Go to Nata's and get some of her delectable savory pastries, sweet pasteries and mini-sandwiches. Here's her party menu
get a selection of somosas pokoras, naan, bhaji, dosas, roti, Kulcha, paratha, puri and tondoori meats from a good indian place. I like Gangadin
You can call these places a day or so ahead and order platters to pick up.
i know its not really unique but ive had really good luck with the shrimp coctail platter from costco
Sunnin in Westwood for a great lebanese spread... Brodard's in Little Saigon for a great Vietnamese spread (the fried pork spring rolls are earth-shattering)... Sarkis Pastry for a great Armenian baklava selection... Mama's Hot Tamales for a wide selection of tamales... Langer's for a great selection of pastrami, corned beef, etc.... Brent's for a smoked fish tray... Beverly HIlls Cheese store for a big cheese/charcuterie selection...
Some nice suggestions already, so I'll just add to...
Bay Cities for sandwiches
Warszawa would be great
Thai apps from Jitlada
Los Balcones de Peru or Qusqo
Caioti for a "gourmet pizza sampler"
Cheese Store of Beverly Hills
Hate to suggest Gelson's, but Gelson's would put together a great spread