20's Gatsby Themed Garden/cocktail party menu
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.
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
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 Crudités 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.