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interesting canapes with champagne?

mfuller63 Nov 26, 2008 05:58 PM

Having a tasting dinner/party and am looking for ideas for imaginative canapes to serve with champagne (along with presentation suggestions). Thanks.

  1. Chinon00 Nov 29, 2008 04:50 AM

    White Truffle Popcorn:


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    1. re: Chinon00
      chicgail Nov 29, 2008 09:44 AM

      Butter, white truffle oil and parsley?

      1. re: chicgail
        LA Buckeye Fan Nov 30, 2008 10:19 AM

        I've had it with butter, white truffle oil and chives.

    2. c
      ceekskat Nov 28, 2008 10:22 PM

      Even I can make these delicious gougeres :) I've also made them ahead of time & reheated in oven a bit, just fine.


      1. Bill Hunt Nov 28, 2008 07:22 PM

        Though I've mentioned it on a few other threads (mainly the Wine board), one fav. of ours is boiled new potatoes. Do not overcook. Cut into halves, and use mellon baller to scoop out a little hole in each half. Fill with crème fraîche. Sprinkle caviar (of choice) atop. This works well as finger food, and even does well in the back of a limo in traffic.


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        1. re: Bill Hunt
          lulubelle Nov 29, 2008 03:57 AM

          I do these with smoked salmon instead of the caviar. We call the Neo-Swedish canapes.

          I read an article once that said that Champagne went with anything you would serve a lager with, which lead to a champagne and hot dog party. it was actually a really good match, although not terribly sophisticated.

          1. re: lulubelle
            Bill Hunt Nov 29, 2008 02:23 PM

            We do something similar, with the smoked salmon - toast point, smoked salmon, crème fraîche and tiny capers. Again, great with Champagne (or a really good Pinot Grigio).

            I find that Champagnes (and well-made sparklers from other countries) are great food wines, especially when you factor in the Rosés.

            I'll have to try the smoked salmon on the potatoes. Sounds great.


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          jaykayen Nov 26, 2008 09:21 PM

          Champagne goes with everything...

          1. c
            Chefsquire Nov 26, 2008 06:39 PM

            Creme fresh with caviar?
            Foie gras?
            Poached lobster?

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