Oscar Special – Two Thumbs Up Party Menus

Having friends in to watch the Oscars? Or maybe you’re headed out to a potluck? Here are a few ideas to make your party spectacular!

Act I – Red Carpet Appetizers

Wolfgang Puck has been cooking for the stars on Oscar night for seventeen years. Take a tip from his famous kitchen and start with tiny wedges of Greek Pizza with Spinach and Feta. Chef Puck will be serving smoked salmon, you can too. Add a little glamor with Smoked Salmon Mousse and Caviar. Don’t forget to put out a few nibblies. My Roasted Almonds and Spicy Olives will hit the mark.

Act II – The Main Event

Go luxe and traditional with Beef Tenderloin with a lovely red wine and mushroom sauce. Lemon Roasted Potatoes (for a bit of a change, substitute the lemon juice with two tablespoons of balsamic vinegar) and Asparagus with Walnuts.

Or spice it up a one-dish dinner. Either my Caribbean Fish Stew or Sort’a Like Jambalaya is sure to please. Add warm sourdough bread or ciabatta and a lovely salad of baby greens with any one of my classic Vinaigrettes and dinner is served.

Act III – A Star-Struck Finish

And for dessert? Chef Puck Why will be serving Lemon Cheesecake, you can too!

What are your favorite party dishes? I’d love to hear from you! Let’s get a conversation going. To make a comment, just click on Comments below. I’d be delighted to add you to the growing list of blog subscribers. To subscribe: just scroll back up, fill in your email address and click on the Sign Me Up button. You’ll get an email asking you to confirm your subscription … confirm and you will automatically receive a new story and recipe every week.

Want more? Click here for more seasonal menus! In addition, I hope that you will take a minute to learn about my philanthropic project Eat Well-Do Good. © Susan W. Nye, 2011

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