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20's Gatsby Themed Garden/cocktail party menu

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Help, I am thinking of hosting a 20's themed/Gatsby Cocktail party. The food will be heavy app's with a combination of hand passed and a buffet table. I need help w/menu item ideas. Any assistance would be awesome.

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    1. This site has some pretty fascinating stuff on food/menus over the decades:

      http://www.foodtimeline.org/fooddecad...

      1. I did a Roaring 20s/Barbary Coast themed party for a client a few years ago. Here's the menu:

        Smoked Salmon Roses with Dill on Rye Crostini
        Petite Chicken Cordon Bleu
        Mini Beef Wellingtons: Beef tenderloin medallions with Shiitake, Oyster and Button Mushroom cream duxelle, seasoned with Shallots, Thyme and Garlic, in a flaky French puff pastry
        Lemon-Herb Chicken Drummettes
        Escargot en Brioche: Mini brioche shells filled with Succulent Escargot, Garlic and Butter

        Carving Stations:
        Roast Loin of Veal Filled with Spinach, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Ricotta and Pine Nuts
        Roast Loin of Pork Filled with Harvest Fruits, with Calvados Sauce
        served with Assorted Petite Rolls

        Smashed Potato Bar: Toppings to include Chili, Cheddar Cheese, Bacon, Chives, Sour Cream and Sweet Butter, Served in Martini Glasses

        Deluxe Import and Domestic Cheese Display
        Deluxe Crudit├ęs Assortment
        Assorted Mini Cheesecakes and Tartlets

        The attendees were all owners/employees of hardware stores from all around the country. They loved the mashed potato bar. I think the escargot was a reach for them (had lots left over at the end of the night). The client did very luxe decor, think crushed velvet drapery and seating. A good time was had by all.

        1. This page is obviously old, but I thought with the new film there might be a revival... This page has a full menu, and links to recipes, with an emphasis on apps:

          http://goldendreamland.blogspot.com/2...