So, you know I am a breakfast enthusiast, not a chef, not a caterer, but, well, WOW!  A friend requested of me, Mariby, with your flare, would you do this for me?  To which I responded, Appetizers, me, really?  Never before, no, nothing like this!  I was so excited in the planning, the preparation and the execution, as much as just being there, serving YOU!  What a treat for me, too - pleasing and pampering you!  It's what I do!  Just look at what I did, me, ReRe!  #ThingsThatMakeYouGoOom

Appetizers Display

The plan was a healthier mix of vegetarian, along with the standard crowd pleasers, so the menu went like this and dubbed, The International:

Appetizers - The International

  • Mexican Shrimp Cocktail - which was more of a kicked up seafood cocktail, to include shrimp, crab meat, clams, avocado, fresh hot chili peppers, roasted onions, peppers, sun-dried tomatoes, etc.

  • Filipino Vegetarian Lumpia - essentially spring rolls stuffed with sauteed carrots, a green and purple cabbage medley and a host of my favorites, like onions, capers, etc., served with the standard of sides - sweet & sour, hot mustard and spicy vinegar sauces.

  • Peruvian Chicken Wingettes - Peruvian-spiced, roasted and served, of course, with the infamous Aji Verde (green chili) dipping sauce, I make fresh of cilantro, jalapenos, garlic, etc.

  • Americano Spinach & Artichoke Dip - Fresh spinach, pickled artichoke, mozzarella & parmesan cheeses, baked and served hot from the oven

  • Italian Insalata Caprese Mini-Skewers - Fresh mozzarella, cherry tomatoes & basil on a stick, drizzled with a Balsamic Vinaigrette

  • Greek Quinoa Tabouli Salad - a tasty medley of fresh chopped vegetables and quinoa, to which I like to add to the mix some parsley, spring onions, tomatoes, etc.

  • Seasonal Fruits, Cheeses & Mixed Olive Display - beautifully-arranged assortment of fresh fruits, dried nuts, seeds and fruits, Aged Cheddar, Havarti and Pepper Jack cheeses, mixed olives & caper berries, specialty crackers and dips, etc.


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My First In Afternoon Appetizers

The International

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