Party Picks December 28 2013, 1 Comment

I recently catered a wedding for 250 people.  As guests left the ceremony for the reception they were offered three types of appetizers.  Two of the appetizers, while simple were labor intensive.  The third, a snap to make, was the first to disappear.

Caprese Picks:  Mini mozzarella balls (or cubes) plus basil leaf, cherry tomatoes and a drizzle of balsamic. If you have toothpicks on hand, you are ready to roll.  Bamboo picks kick up the presentation factor but aren’t necessary.  It’s as simple as assembling two or three complimentary items on the picks.  Here are a few of my favorite combos:

Game Day Picks:  Salami slices (folded to look like a fan) plus any type of olive

Sausage and Meatball Picks:  Cooked mini meatballs or chunks of cooked sausage, basil, bread cube or cheese plus marinara sauce for dipping.

Happy Picking!

About The Author:

Gilles Cailleaux is the Owner & Master Confectioner at By Gilles, an online French candy store based in Orange County, California. They sell traditional French confections called Calissons from Provence. Gilles is always ready to share his 25 years plus experience of candy making and baking with everyone and want to hear about your experience with his calissons. Gilles and his team are sensitive about taste and harmony. They prepare your packages with special care and attention.