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May 17, 2012

Mini Appetizers & Drinks! | Food Theory Thursday

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Hi all!  Today I want to share a really cool trend I see in catering right now.  Serving your appetizers with a perfectly paired mini beverage!  Not only is it tasty, but it quenches your guests appetite and thirst!  And, luckily for you, I have a whole bunch of awesome examples to show you!  Take a look! Starting at the top from left to right: Chianti and Beef Pot Roast, Fried Chicken and Coca-Cola, Chocolate Donuts and Milk, Fried Oysters and a Blood Orange Mojito, Mini Tacos and Patron, Sugared Donuts and Hot Chocolate, Ahi Tacos and Margaritas, Ale and Short Rib Sandwiches, Beer and Beef Tenderloin, Brownie and Chocolate Milkshake, Milk and Cookie, Sugared Donuts and Espresso, and PB&Js with Milk So cool, right?  And completely delicious!  But, there are so many more options!  How about a mini slider with a milkshake?  Or a cherry coke?  Or sushi with a mini sake shooter?  Caprese salad with basil lemonade? Fried chicken and sweet tea? Mini Champagne bottles and a macaron?  Seriously, the possibilities are endless!  If you are thinking about serving appetizers at your event, you should definitely consider pairing it with a mini beverage to take it up a notch!  Your guests will be impressed (and grateful) that you've thought of it! Happy planning! Check out our website at www.culinarycrafts.com! Photo credits - Row 1: Both Images Peter Callahan; Row 2: Donut image via La Receta de la Felicidad, Fried Oyster Image and Patron & Taco Image via Peter Callahan; Row 3: Hot Chocolate & Donut Image via Martha Stewart, Taco Image via Colin Cowie Weddings, Beer and Shortribs Image via Peter Callahan; Row 4: Beer and Beer Image via Peter Callahan, Milkshake and Brownie image via Project Wedding; Row 5: Milk & Cookie Image via Peter Callahan, Donut and Espresso image via My Wedding Reception Ideas, PB&J Image via ME Events & Design

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