Menu Ideas For Paris Theme Sweet 16 Party????

Baking By Naty Updated 20 Aug 2009 , 1:23pm by Relznik

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Naty Posted 19 Aug 2009 , 4:13pm
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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.

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LaBellaFlor Posted 19 Aug 2009 , 4:27pm
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Theres foi gras, escargot, a cheese latter with french cheeses. LOTS of French food, though not sure how kid friendly.

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prterrell Posted 20 Aug 2009 , 2:42am
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Savory foods:

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 -- 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
Devilled quails eggs
Scallops with crème fraiche and caviar
Crab croquettes (mini crab cakes)
Mini quiches (incl. quiche Lorraine)

Sweet foods:
Mini éclairs
croquembouches/cream puffs/profiteroles
petit fours
mini fruit tartes
mille-feuilles (aka napoleons)

Cake: Opera Gateau

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Naty Posted 20 Aug 2009 , 12:53pm
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Thank you both for the wonderful ideas and recipe links!!!

I really appreciate it.


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pjrm Posted 20 Aug 2009 , 1:12pm
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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!

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Relznik Posted 20 Aug 2009 , 1:23pm
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