AN APPETIZING SUPPER
Hors d’oeuvre can be so tempting and varied that we’ve dreamed up an entire dinner composed of them—seven heartier appetizer “courses” to choose from, for a fun and novel dinner party.
An entire dinner composed of hors d’oeuvre—seven hearty appetizer “courses” make for a fun and novel dinner party with friends.
Jt'sso easy to reach into the grocer’s freezer for pre-made appetizers during the hectic holiday season, but homemade can be so much more exciting. Explore a few new flavours and a great idea or two with a special meal made of small bites. Unlike a formal sit-down with the usual anxiety of timing everything just right, a lunch or dinner of appetizers allows for much to be made ahead of time. Your guests will be rewarded with a succession of great flavours and conversation-starting surprises while you will get to enjoy both the company and the praise.
Cooking up the whole menu will feed 12, but omitting some and picking your favorites can feed smaller groups. And of course you can serve just one as an opener to any of your special meals, or even serve the cheese course as a spectacular finale to your Christmas dinner.
To help set the mood for this dinner party with a twist, visit lcbo.com/appetizers for an eclectic seasonal playlist curated by music columnist, Ann Lough.