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Italian Cocktail Party for 12

Recipe: Italian Cocktail Party for 12


Serves 12.


    The menu

    French-Italian Mushroom Tart
    Caprese Tomato Salad
    Protein Roll-Ups (for the low-carb crowd)--Two kinds:
    - Beef Roll-Ups (Beef with wasabi, gorgonzola and red onion)
    - Turkey Roll-Ups (Smoked turkey with provolone, tomato and coarse mustard)
    Gorgonzola Cheese and Pear Crostini
    Traditional Bruschetta
    Parmesan-Reggianno in the "Raw"
    Zola's Nuts (Make 2 batches)

    Drink of the Day: Lemon Sparklers (Put 1 tablespoon of Limoncello Italian lemon liqueur in the bottom of a champagne glass. Top off with champagne. For a party for 12, you'll need 2 bottles champagne, 1 bottle Limoncello.)

    (See each recipe for ingredients.)


    Hints for managing your time

    Can be made ahead (day before):
    French-Italian Mushroom Tart (Reheat at party)
    Protein Roll-Ups (both kinds)
    Zola's Nuts
    Parmesan-Reggianno in the "Raw"
    Sauce for the Traditional Bruschetta

    Day of the party:
    Toast bread for both crostini
    Make gorgonzola mixture to top crostini later
    Assemble the tomatoes and mozzarella for the Caprese Tomato Salad, but don't drizzle on the dressing yet

    During party:
    Reheat French-Italian Mushroom Tart (or you can do this just before the party)
    Dress the Caprese Tomato Salad
    Top Gorgonzola Cheese and Pear Crostini and broil
    Top Bruschetta with reheated tomato mixture and top with parmesan

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