Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Coco Penny Launch Party

As long as I'm posting about parties, here is a menu I did last spring for my friends Mary and Marianne. They started a business called Coco Penny and needed some food for their launch party.

These Caprese Skewers were a hit. Mostly because I've recently discovered high end balsamic vinegar. It will transform your dish and (I don't want to be dramatic but...) your life. I get mine at a culinary boutique in Old Town, Alexandria, but I'm sure there are a million places you can find the good stuff. Just make sure the only ingredient listed is grape must.
Ignore my hand here. What am I doing? The top two platters are Herb Gruyere Thumbprints and the bottom platter has Caramelized Onion, Mushroom and Gruyere Tartlets.
And for the sweet tooth, we had Bittersweet Chocolate Truffles rolled in pistachios.

And mini lemon cheesecakes. I substituted lemon for the orange in this recipe, put some lemon curd on top, and then used an animal cracker crust recipe I found on

And there you go. All these parties, maybe that's why I haven't gotten around to blogging over the past year. I think I'll use that as my excuse anyway :)


shauri said...

you should go in to catering. in fact, we should start a business together planning parties and catering them. Creative weddings? With just small bites? :)

Unknown said...

That food looks fabulous. If it tasted half as good as it looks then it was a hit for sure.

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Liz said...

Those caprese skewers look amazing!

Kris said...

YUM. All of it - and I don't care what your hand is doing if it had anything to do with the creation of all that food.

Once a Quinn making delicious food... always a Quinn making delicious food. I'm with Shauri - start a business when she gets back to the states, whenever that might be. XO

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