So I am hosting the AGM for my condo next week and have been given the task of ordering some treats for us to enjoy after the meeting. I was going to source from Manuel Latruwe but now that they have been delayed until June that isn't an option.
There will be 20 or so of us. Our meeting usually runs 7:30 - 9:00 so people have had dinner and are ready for a glass of wine and a snack. We have done cheese platters in the past and I might just call Janice Beaton for one of those. Any other recommendations / suggestions?
If you're going to DIY I'd suggest picking up Julie Van Rosendaal's Grazing. I've made a number of dishes from her book and they've all been hits. Faves so far: mango coconut chicken in wonton cups, wonton crisps (good on their own or as a vehicle for hummus...and amazingly cheap and easy to make) and another reason to not set foot in Starbucks - a low fat and DEEEElicious version of their whole wheat white chocolate raspberry scones.
Otherwise... Red Tree catering does some wonderful stuff, and there's a JB's next to the Red Tree in Kensington. Also, Absolutely Fabulous at CFM has wonderful (but imho pricey...but maybe not pricey compared to catering costs) appetizers and dips. We really like their crab cakes (I'm not a crab cake expert but I thought they were delicious), ratatouille puffs and other assorted phylo wrapped goodies - sold frozen so just heat and serve...nice for last minute company too. For something sweet I'd suggest Nectar desserts. Last time I was there I had chocolate pudding cake with single malt scotch ice cream - DH said later he was waiting to see if I'd pick up and lick the plate clean lol. Nectar does tarts that are decadent little pieces of heaven... since Rebekah started out doing event catering I'm sure she has a list of sweets that'd fit the bill.... Of course all this depends on your budget...I might be waay off base.
Well, that's my 2 cents :)