Saturday, February 21, 2009

Oscar Night Menu

Since Oscar Night is such a momentous and reverential night, we MUST have a special menu!

Some magazines and cookbooks offer full meal menus for this fabulous night, but we've always done "nibbles" - lots of delectable goodies that we can just graze on during the event. So, here are our nibbles for tomorrow night:

  • Sparkling Drinks
  • Cheese Tray: Sharp Cheddar, Port Salut, Havarti with Dill, and Herb Cheese Spread
  • Pate with Peppercorns & Pepperoni
  • Ciabatta Bread & Assorted Crackers
  • Condiments: Mango Chutney & Whole Grain Mustard
  • Hummus with Sea Salt Bagel Chips
  • Steamed Artichokes with Butter Dip
  • Grapes & Clementines
  • Assorted Olives & Pickles
  • Vanilla, Chocolate, and Cappucino Pizelles
  • Mini Chocolate Eclairs

My mouth is watering even as I write. I can't wait for tomorrow exciting!


Ishmael said...

Wow, your Oscar party has items on the menu I have not only not heard of, but can't pronounce...

Ciabatta? Salut? Pizelles?

All I can say is they sound fattening, decadent and delicious.

Loveanewidea said...

I'm so excited to have a comment from you!!!

Here's the skinny on the food:
Ciabatta - (sha-bot-ah) fantastic loaf of bread, dense, chewy, flavorful, we use it all the time.
Port Salut - (Suh-lewd) soft and mild cheese, I use it in place of brie, which I like the taste and texture of but not the white crust.
Pizelles - (Pih-zels) rolled long wafer cookies, sometimes filled with a creamy flavored filling, sometimes left empty inside.

Lori Lynn said...

Great menu! Lots of different flavors, colors, textures. Yum. Love it all, especially the artichokes.
That was a fun night.

Loveanewidea said...

Lori Lynn-
This year's menu was our favorite yet. The artichokes were a new addition this year, and were a hit. Also, I'm becoming an adoring fan of Port Salut, which is perfectly soft at room temp.


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