Food First — A Simple, but Oh-So-Stylish Spread

No one expects a meal at a casual spring party. Rather, they expect to be treated to some exquisite evening snacks composed of unique couplings or reliably refined ingredients. Get ready to take the deviled ham and stuffed celery, the chicken livers and onion dip to a whole neuvo level!

Antipasti & Charcuterie

Move over veggie tray with ranch dressing. Our Antipasti Bar and Charcuterie are rife with imported specialties like stuffed olives and roasted red peppers, cured prosciutto and soppressata. Served with shavings of fine imported aged Provolone and crostini, it’s really hard to fail.

Add to that some other insanely easy pick-up-and-party possibilities like our Market District roasted red pepper hummus served with light, crispy bread sticks or pita, our Market District Brie with fig almond spread, our new gourmet heat & eat frozen appetizers (see page 4), and suddenly your party is elevated to a staggeringly enjoyable height with less-than-a-little cooking and plenty of aplomb.

Canapés

These simple finger foods have their history in prohibition, when speakeasies served small bites to patrons to help limit inebriation and help protect the secrecy of their locations. Traditionally containing three parts: a base such as toast or a cracker, the main element and a garnish or sauce on top, they were easy to carry in one hand with a drink in the other — and still are!


Goat Cheese and Fig Crostini with Honey and Walnuts

Makes: 20

Prep Time: 25 min.

  • 20 pieces French baguette, thinly sliced on a bias (approx. 1 loaf)
  • 10 oz. Market District goat cheese
  • 5 figs, fresh, thinly sliced in 4 pieces per fig
  • ¼ cup walnuts, toasted, crushed
  • 2 Tbsp. local honey
  • 1 Tbsp. thyme, fresh, minced
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper, freshly cracked
  1. Lay the sliced baguette out on a tray.
  2. Spread about a ½ oz. of goat cheese evenly on each baguette slice.
  3. Place 1 slice fig on top of the goat cheese.
  4. Garnish each piece with crushed walnuts, a drizzle of honey, minced fresh thyme and cracked black pepper.

Nutritional Information (Per Piece): Calories 100, Fat 3.5g, Sat. Fat 2g, Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 10mg, Sodium 105mg, Total Carbohydrate 12g, Fiber 1g, Sugars 4g, Protein 4g, Vitamin A 4&percent; DV, Vitamin C 0&percent; DV, Calcium 2&percent; DV, Iron 4&percent; DV

Nutritional values are based on data from the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference. Actual nutritional values may vary due to preparation techniques, variations related to suppliers, regional and seasonal differences, or rounding.

NEW! Market District Gourmet Frozen Appetizers!

Take old standards like the cocktail wiener and turn them into easy, elegant delights. Just heat & eat!

Uncured Bacon Mac & Cheese Bites with Breading — Crispy, creamy bites made with the finest cheese, macaroni and uncured bacon for that rich, smoky flavor, all rolled in panko bread crumbs and fried to a golden brown.

Caramelized Onion with Gorgonzola Cream Cheese Pastry Puffs — Sweet, caramelized onions tucked into an all-butter puff pastry with a sharp and creamy cheese blend.

Mushroom & Fontina Risotto Bites — Classic creamy risotto blended with Fontina cheese and savory mushrooms, all rolled in panko bread crumbs and fried to a golden brown.

Spinach, Kale & Leek Pastry Bites — Greek-inspired savory sautéed greens blended with a rich, creamy cheese filling in a flaky all-butter puff pastry wrapping.

Spanakopita — Classic Greek phyllo layered with Feta, spinach, onion, herbs and a little cream cheese for an enticingly rich, creamy texture. 

Petite Quiche Trio — A lovely collection of Three Cheese, Spinach & Sweet Onion and Mushroom & Pepper Quiches all made with a rich egg and cream custard. 

Franks in a Blanket — Uncured, all-beef franks wrapped in an all-butter puff pastry topped with authentic Asiago cheese! Hot dog, they’re good!

Raspberry Chipotle Baby Brie Bites — The perfect balance of sweet, spicy and smoky blended with buttery Brie in a flaky pastry wrapping!