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ENTERTAINING

Partying al fresco
By Annette M. Rose-Shapiro

ENTERTAINING OUTDOORS IS A BREEZE WITH THESE TIPS FROM THE EXPERTS

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Hosting will be worry-free with Recipes for Parties (Rizzoli, 2010) by Michael Leva and Nancy Parker as your guide. Their new book has more than just menus—you'll find suggestions for flowers, invitations and décor. The simple recipes will make you look like a prime-time entertaining guru!

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[Glassware]

"Mariposa's Confetti stemware makes outdoor entertaining easy with its durability and festive colors." – Alice Sair, tabletop expert,The Whitney Shop
 

[Tableware]

"Our Flower Market enamelware is perfect for outdoor entertaining. Take it to the terrace, poolside, the beach or even camping." – Rebecca Proctor, creative director,
MacKenzie-Childs

 

[Hors D'Oeurves]

Dusk Cocktail
Party Menu

 
Cocktails
Limoncello
Limoncello Martini
Michael's Negroni
 
Hors d'oeuvres
Tomato Herb Gelées
Pesto Torte
Italian Antipasto Bar
Summer Tomato Bruschetta
with Homemade Ricotta Cheese
Fava Bean Crostini
Sweet and Spicy Peppers Stuffed
with Fresh Ricotta and Herbs
Pappa al Pomodoro Shots
Tuscan Tuna Tartare

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"Limoncello is the perfect aperitif. It's like drinking a glass of chilled lemons—sweet and delicious." – Theresa Rogers, owner, Horseneck Wines & Liquors

 

"Setting a special tone for your party is vital. You want the first guest who walks in to realize that you've paid attention to create a special mood." – authors Michael Leva and Nancy Parker

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