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The Perfect Party Appetizers

The Perfect Party Appetizers

Dec 30, 2018

A well-crafted appetizer is the perfect way to make sure your guests won’t go hungry so you can focus on fully-filled wine glasses and good conversation. Our restaurants collected their tried-and-true entertaining bites to make your life a little easier. We wish you a stress-free holiday season filled with good food and great company.

 

Perfect for Dipping

Mon Ami Gabi - Shrimp Cocktail - individual cups with cocktail sauce and shrimps dipped inside
The Shrimp Cocktail from Mon Ami Gabi features a cocktail sauce that has a serious kick. Serve in individual cups so your guests can easily walk around while they dip. Click here for the Shrimp Cocktail recipe.

Spinach and artichoke fondue dip with toasted bread

It’s a classic for a reason. The Kale and Artichoke Fondue from Wildfire is the perfect bowl of melty cheese for your guests to gather around. Click here for the Kale and Artichoke Fondue recipe.

Three Dots and a Dash Coconut Shrimp with a wine wedge in a coconut bowl

Every party needs a little crunch. In walks the Coco’s Coconut Shrimp from Three Dots and a Dash. Dip in Orange Sweet & Sour Sauce for an optimal flavor boost. Click here for the Coco’s Coconut Shrimp recipe.

Wildfire Chicken Skewers on a plate with dipping sauce

Anything that fits on a skewer is the perfect pre-dinner snack for guests that are too busy gabbing to grab a plate. Wildfire‘s Moroccan Chicken Skewers work best dipped into an ancho mayonnaise or your favorite aioli. Click here for the Moroccan Chicken Skewers recipe.

 

Fun Toast Toppings

Truffle Garlic bread from RPM surrounded by ingredients

Bring RPM Italian to your holiday party with the Truffled Garlic Bread circa 1963. Best served with pretty much everything. Click here for the Truffled Garlic Bread recipe.

Cafe Ba Ba Reeba Pinxto a goat cheese crostini

Because goat cheese is always a good idea, our friends at Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba have created the Cana de Cabra Pintxo. This simple crostini is the perfect bite to hold your guests over until dinner. Click here for the Cana de Cabra Pintxo recipe.

 

Unique Bites

A closeup shot of the N'duja Dates from Osteria Via Stato

Careful you don’t eat all of these bacon-wrapped Medjool dates stuffed with savory Calabrian sausage before your guests arrive. N’ duja Stuffed Dates from Osteria Via Stato make the perfect sweet and savory holiday bite. Click here for the N’duja Stuffed Dates recipe.

Trucker Snacks with sausage, pimento cheese and pickles on a saltine cracker. All the ingredients including sausage, bowl of cheese and pickles surrounding the dish

Sometimes the best appetizer is the one that’s easiest to whip together. With pimento cheese, hot links, and saltines, the Trucker Snacks from Bub City are the perfect candidate. Click here for the Trucker Snacks recipe.

Close up photo of octopus dish with greens and chickpeas

A perfect appetizer for your holiday feast, the potatoes and jalapeño crema make the Mediterranean Octopus from RPM Steak highly addictive. Click here for the Mediterranean Octopus recipe.

Beatrix Passed Kennebec Fries

The hand-cut Kennebec Fries from Beatrix with crispy lemons, spicy red chilis, and shishito peppers are just as delicious as they are beautiful. Click here to make a reservation at Beatrix.

Beatrix Kung Pao Brussels

This healthy Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts appetizer from Beatrix is sure to hit the spot with its pickled Fresno chilies, Kung Pao sauce, ginger and garlic. Click here for the Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts recipe.


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