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A Tropical Themed Party for a Warm Summer Evening

A Tropical Themed Party for a Warm Summer Evening

By on Aug 28, 2009, 10:12 am in Food and Drink, Menus, Shameless Self Promotion- Sharing Successes, Small Pleasures Catering | 0 comments

We’ve been pretty lucky so far this summer weatherwise. It’s been a cool summer here in So Cal, but as usual, we are now entering the hottest time of the year.

I recently catered a birthday party with a menu designed to accompany Margaritas and Mojitos, the only drinks the client intended to serve. I don’t know about you, but there’s nothing I like better on a warm summer evening than a frosty Margarita. Here’s the tropical themed menu we served along with some pics from the party. Enjoy!


Passed Hors D’oeuvre

Grilled Corn Salad
Garnished with Goat Cheese and Avocados
Served on Little Disposable Plates

Black Beans and Curried Rice Pilaf
Served on Little Disposable Plates
Garnished with Fried Plantains

Jerk Chicken Skewers
with Tamarind Chutney


Mini Cuban Sandwiches
Cooked On Site in a Sandwich Press

Taco Bar to Include:
Mini Corn Tortillas
with Shredded Beef, Chicken, Carnitas
and Sautéed Potato, Zucchini and Poblano Chile Fillings
served with a Selection of Salsa, Crumbled Queso Fresco,
Onions and Cilantro, Guacamole and Shredded Cabbage
and Tortilla Chips


Mango Cheesecake Squares

Individual Flans

Triple Fudge Brownies


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