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21 December 2007

Preliminary Birthday Menu

happy birthday, chic and charmingHaving tragically passed all major milestone birthdays, next month I officially will be one year closer to retirement. Yay? At any rate that means another fabulous fete hosted by yours truly. This year I've decided on a birthday brunch, because after all what girl doesn't like an excuse to tipple champagne at 11 am? Menu planning has to be one of my favorite parts of hosting a party. I start dreaming up the perfect spread months in advance, and this party will be no exception! Here is what I am currently thinking:

Drinks!
  • Deluxe Fizz Bar with pink champagne, raspberry puree, peach puree, Creme de Cassis and fresh OJ
  • Jasmine pearl green tea, Black tea with rose petals, Citrus based herbal tea
  • Iced Lattes
Pastry
  • Scones with clotted cream and rose petal jam
  • Fresh Croissants: Chocolate, Apricot, Gruyere
  • Sticky Buns
Mains
  • Ham, cheddar, roasted tomato quiche
  • Cheddar cheese grits
  • Thick cut applewood smoked bacon
  • Fresh Fruit with some sort of honey mint dressing
  • Something else? Hmmm...
Dessert
  • Croquembouche
  • Homemade Valrhona Hot Chocolate
Image from pamelabaldwin.com

3 comments:

Kori said...

Mmm, that's such a dainty, delicious-sounding menu!

flutterbyblue said...

YUM!!! I'm a fan of all of the above. Since it's your birthday you should go with whatever is easiest. I'd say pastries from Clear Flour are a good bet, as is the deluxe fizz bar! I have a great recipe for fresh fruit with a honey ginger topping made with Greek yoghurt if you're interested...

shelagh said...

Yum, I'll be there. My birthday is in January too!