Hors d’oeuvres 101
Hors d’oeuvres are irresistible—and, for many guests, the best part of the meal. Chef Henry Dinardo of Windows Catering, 703-519-3500, catering.com, a catering and event services company in Alexandria, says that hors d’oeuvres should be user-friendly. "They should be easy to handle and easy to eat," says Dinardo. Guests don’t want to pick up something that is going to spill on their clothes. And if it takes more than two bites to eat, it’s really not an hors d’oeuvre. "If your caterer is serving them in Japanese soupspoons or on skewers, make sure there is extra waitstaff to pick up what’s left over," Dinardo adds.