Hey, did not know where to post this so I decided to do it here. Planning a sweet 16 party whose theme is Paris. Thinking of appetizers and cake (of course). So I am stuck and can only think of quiches. Thinking of a french vanilla cake but wanted more "french" into it....a gourmet filling? What flavor? Any other ideas / suggestions?
Looking for elegant and tasty treats. There will also be adults, not just teens.
Theres foi gras, escargot, a cheese latter with french cheeses. LOTS of French food, though not sure how kid friendly.
Platter with sliced baguette, pate, a variety of cheeses (some of the less "scary" French cheeses would be: Camembert, Brie, Chaource, Mimolette, Munster-Gerome, Saint-Nectair or Reblochon, and Chevre), green grapes, sliced pear, and apricot preserves.
vol-au-vent http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canap%C3%A9 -- filling ideas: mushroom, chicken salad, shrimp salad
lobster salad in cucumber cups
stuffed mushroom caps
stuffed cherry tomatoes
smoked salmon canapés (small rounds of pumpernickel bread spread with herbed cream cheese, topped with smoked salmon and garnished with chopped chives, minced red onion, chopped parsley)
Mini potato rolls with shaved roast beef and horseradish sauce and Dijon mustard
Mini croque monsieur http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Croque_monsieur
Devilled quails eggs
Scallops with crème fraiche and caviar http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Seared-Sea-Scallops-with-Creme-Fraiche-and-Caviar-1014
Crab croquettes (mini crab cakes)
Mini quiches (incl. quiche Lorraine)
mini fruit tartes
mille-feuilles (aka napoleons) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napoleon_(dessert)
Cake: Opera Gateau http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Opera-Cake-230481
Thank you both for the wonderful ideas and recipe links!!!
I really appreciate it.
I think french onion soup would be easy and very good served in small ramikens. I make it quite often and even people that don't really like onions like this soup!
You gotta do a cake like this!!!