Ex­cel­lent En­ter­tain­ing

El­e­gant ideas for a meal worth cel­e­brat­ing

Escalon Times - - NEWS -

De­light­ing guests in un­ex­pected ways is the hall­mark of ex­cep­tional en­ter­tain­ing. With a lit­tle creative flair, you can el­e­vate your menu to im­press guests with ev­ery course.

A sa­vory ap­pe­tizer is set off beau­ti­fully by fresh, sweet grapes in this Grape and Goat Cheese Cros­tini. Fes­tive, bright and re­fresh­ing, grapes are a ver­sa­tile in­gre­di­ent that take dishes to the next level, mak­ing them ideal for spe­cial oc­ca­sions.

Not only are grapes a smart choice to keep on hand for healthy snack­ing and ev­ery­day eat­ing, the vi­brant colors and fla­vors bring ex­tra life to a ba­sic pro­tein. For a unique twist on a main dish, try dress­ing up chicken with an el­e­gant ad­di­tion like fresh grapes, as in th­ese Seared Chicken Breasts with Grapes and Ar­ti­chokes.

The se­cret to a win­ning dessert is pre­sen­ta­tion, and the vi­brant colors of red, green or black grapes lend just the right look to th­ese tasty Mini Pavlo­vas with Lemon Cream and Grapes. What’s more, the juicy sweet­ness off­sets the tart­ness of the lemon for an ex­plo­sion of fla­vor per­fec­tion.

Plan your next spe­cial oc­ca­sion with the host of recipes at Grapes­fromCal­i­for­nia.com.

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