But, I suppose, one huge plus of being a lady of leisure is that I don't have to pass up invitations to parties on a school night. Woo hoo!! Soothing treats like glasses of free champagne and passed hors d'oeuvres have the power to temporarily sweep the anxieties away. But it all really depends on what's coming out of the kitchen (and the booze intake for that matter)...
I went to some sponsored event last night with my friend. As we were making our way around the dance-floor, we saw servers bringing out trays of the following:
- Mushrooms with Puff Pastry
- Ham and Gruyere with Puff Pastry
- Goat Cheese and Puff Pastry
- California Rolls
- Fried Dumplings
- Fried Egg rolls
I'm generally content when I see a mix of apps. I wouldn't have been unhappy if I saw the servers turning the corner with these fairly common dishes:
- Mini BLTs/Reuben
- Sliders (temp must be right and must be on the right bun)
- Spicy tartare of tuna or salmon or beef
- Cold Vietnamese spring rolls
- Steamed Shumai
To me, this is a bite of perfection.
I'll have to start a running tally of good apps versus bad apps.
At least there was plenty of champagne to swill last night!