29 December 2010

Merry Chrismukkah: Cocktails and Canapes (18 Dec 2010)

Inspirational Christmas canapes

is a pop-culture neologism referring to the merging of the holidays of Christianity's Christmas and Judaism's Hanukkah as celebrated in interfaith households where one parent may be of Christian heritage and another parent of Jewish heritage.

Being invited over to a Christmas party is a wonderful treat, especially when the hosts are amazing home cooks that love making delicious canapés from scratch. It was a very inspirational night of seeing the hosts busily preparing the wonderful selection of food in the kitchen which had taken them most of the day to prepare. Amongst the canapés on offer were the Smoked salmon roulette which looked great and tasted great. I love my lamb cutlets and their Lamb cutlets with carrot puree and topped with pomegranate seeds was excellent — a combination of flavours I haven't tried before. An abundance of Cheese and potato filo pastry rolls were made from scratch and satisfied every cheese lover in the house — the dill worked really well in the mix. For sweet tooth the Blinis with mixed berries were topped with melted Callebaut Belgian chocolate at the last minute — a lethal combination of yumminess. I was very impressed with the amount of effort that went into all the food and I believe our hosts could consider being full time caterers one day if they ever wanted to give up their existing day jobs. I also loved their very classy Christmas tree with little lights at the end of branches and very cute hanging ornaments — I want one now.

Innocent Bystander 2010 Pink Moscato — rather sweet and easy to drink

Order of service — every good kitchen has one

Prawn with cucumber and vermicelli

Smoked salmon roulette with dill crepe

Lamb with tzatziki and Chicken with satay

Salmon risotto

Lamb cutlets with carrot puree and topped with pomegranate seeds

Cheese and potato filo pastry rolls

Blinis with mixed berries, whipped cream and melt Callebaut Belgian chocolate


Christmas tree

Lanterns on the balcony

Candles in the hall way

Alcohol in the shower — very Aussie tradition

Empties of a successful night

Festive wreath


lateraleating said...

Gorgeous food as usual, but what I love the most in this post is the tree decorations!

Simon Food Favourites said...

hi lateraleating, i love the decorations too. so cute and cool :-)

susan said...

Those christmas decorations are adorable. The food doesn't look too shabby either ;)

Simon Food Favourites said...

hi susan, a great combination of decor and food. was a very festive night :-)

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