Choosing Hors d’oeuvres
Hors d’oeuvres are irresistible—and, for many guests, the best part of the meal. When it comes to creating the perfect hors d’oeuvres lineup, Jonathan Beil of Fork & Spoon Productions, 415-552-7130, forkandspoonproductions.com, a catering and event-design company in San Francisco, says not to shy away from edgier options. "Some couples don’t want to scare their visiting Midwestern relatives, but I always say that when people come to Northern California, they’re expecting to eat interesting and great-tasting food," says Beil. "The cocktail hour is a great time for ‘out there’ options, since they’re small bites and guests aren’t obligated to eat them." Try these mini eggplant parmesan and potato latkes with smoked salmon.