Keep your guests happy with the mouthwatering canapes

Food is an important part of a party, as this is how you encourage your guests to relax and unwind. Finger food, and canapés, in particular, are a great form of food to serve as they taste fantastic and look just as great too. This is sure to impress your guests and keep them content throughout the event.

When arranging a large party or social event, there is a lot to organise. This can make it a particularly stressful and daunting prospect, especially if you have little to no experience in hosting such large events. The location, guest list, decorations, music, guest list, theme, dress code, drinks and food are just a few of the aspects that need arranging. One key element which is sometimes overlooked is food. If you do not supply your guests with a range of delicious food, then they will struggle to relax and feel content, which could result in most people leaving early. However, if you have a large spread of food it will help people to get into the mood, feel content and it can even work as a fantastic conversation starter and get people to mingle.

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There are hundreds of different types of canapés that you could serve, including hot and cold canapés, as well as sweet canapés. As there are so many different bases, garnishes and toppings, it should see suffice everybody’s wants. Creating this many canapés for a large group is a daunting prospect, which is why it is best to use the services of professional catering companies. This way, you can get a huge range of delicious and beautifully presented canapés delivered to the location with plenty of time to spare. You can then just serve this up and focus on other aspects of the party. As they will both taste and look fantastic, it is sure to impress your guests and help your party to be a complete success.

Food is an essential ingredient for any successful party. Finger food is the best type to serve as it encourages people to mingle while they eat, and canapés are a fantastic and elegant form of finger food to serve.

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How To make a sorbet

Sorbet is a dessert very easy to make and low in calorie

Fruit sorbet is a refreshing dessert that reminds you of the breezy, carefree days of Summer

It is light eating, and makes you feel guilt free while enjoying its taste.

ingredients

  • 250 g of water
  • 250g of sugar
  • 500g  of fresh Fruits (mango, raspberry, apricot, lemon, strawberry, kiwwis ) Puree
  • 1 Lemon Juice strained (optional)

1 Mix water and sugar in  saucepan.

2 Bring sugar water to a boil.

3Let simmer for 15 Minutes.

4Put the fruit puree in your blender or food processor and puree them.

5 Mix fuit puree with  cold sugar syrup and lemon juice

6Pour mixture into an ice cream machine and make sorbet using manufacturer’s instructions

Tips

if you don’t have any ice cream machine,  freeze the sorbet for several hours or overnight, Blend with  food processor and you will get a nice sorbet
enjoy
Bertrand Munier
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Canapes parties ? we do the best canapes for the london Parties

I deal Party is a French catering company based in London since 1999 by Bertrand Munier. We specialise in private and corporate catering and also provide an excellent delivery service for canapés London, buffet menus, dinner party, business lunches, office catering, as well as a personal chef service for those looking for a extra special touch!

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I have to design canapes for my-self to eat I will kip canapes very simple like a nice tomato mozzarella with basil classic…… I like to get classic recipe simple, with full of flavor and you can make it very interesting to eat !

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Whether it’s a few friends meeting up or a full on bash – impress your guests with thesecanapes and nibbles!

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Chef Bertrand Munier was enthroned as Disciples of Escoffier .

Disciples of Escoffier Award

On the 11th of October 2013 the Association Culinaire Francaise and the Disciples of Escoffier organized their gala black tie dinner dance in the prestigious Landmark Hotel in London.

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Many Chefs and people involved in the Catering Industry were invited by Jacques Pasquier, President of the Association Culinaire Francaise, and President of the Disciples of Escoffier UK, for a 5 course menu .

Prior to the dinner new Disciples of Auguste Escoffier had Been enthroned :

Pascal Aussignac from Club Gascon, David Collard from Colbert, Bertrand Munier from self catering Ideal Party, Pierre Julien Rebuzzi Pastry chef from Landmark Hotel, Nicolas Laridan from le Boudin Blanc, Robert Kendrew from Scotland, Michael Godfrey from Eton College, Thomas Maieli from Mr Duck, Myriam Lombard Sommeliere from Ritz Casino, Mare Wessels Banqueting manager from Landmark Hotel.

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Menu

Boudin blanc, cepe puree, trumpet mushrooms, port jus  – Crozes Hermitage Domaine Mule blanche~ ~ ~

Seared and tartar of mackerel,

 horseradish and beetroot – La Cote d”Heux Cotes de Gascogne

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Fillet of Scottish beef ‘Rossini’
, boulangere potato, tender stem broccoli and Chantenay carrot – Chateau La  Lagune Haut Medoc

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Assiette of farmhouse cheese, chutney and crispbreads- Chateau Cherchy-Desqueyroux Graves

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Dark chocolate cone, Vanilla panacotta, macerated raspberries, warm chocolate sauce

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Coffee and petit fours

 We would like to thanks ACF & Disciples of Escoffier UK 

 and  for the fantastic evening.

what About Auguste Escoffier

Now, you can explore the traditions and methods of the father of classic cuisine!

Click for more ….  http://www.escoffier.edu/about/about-auguste-escoffier/

what about cooking your own foie gras for christmas

How to devein a lobe foie gras (duck)

Video shows you step by step how to separate the two lobes, remove the veins and clean the foie gras, the process of devening foie gras is really very easy

How to cook a terrine of foie gras

In Gascony, foie gras is often cooked in a porcelain terrine in a water bath, then served in its terrine along with a serving spoon and a small bowl of hot water. Each person dips his spoon in the water to heat it so it will cut neatly through the liver. He then scoops out a portion and smears it on a slab of grilled coarse French bread.

A more elegant presentation is to slice the foie gras, then arrange the slices on a porcelain plate surrounded with chopped aspic and lightly toasted brioche. The foie gras can also be served with a variety of greens, flavored with a vinaigrette made with verjus and walnut oil.

The preparation and resting times for this terrine are 5 to 7 days, so plan accordingly. Begin about 1 week before serving.

Ingredients

  • 2 fresh Artisan duck foie gras, about 1½ pounds each
  • 1 tablespoon fine sea salt
  • 1½ teaspoons finely ground white pepper

Devein the foie gras see video

Put lobes in an earthenware dish and season with salt and pepper, spices and sugar, then gently rub into lobes.
then cover and chill for at least 12 hours, turning from time to time.Arrange in a terrine dish lined with clingfilm (let a little hang over each edge), of roughly 16cm x 11cm x 7cm, with the largest lobe at the bottom.
Cook the terrine in a bain-marie (a bowl over 2cm of boiling water), or in an oven at 180°C (350°F) for 40 minutes.
Once cooked, remove from oven and leave to rest at room temperature for a couple of hours, then keep in fridge.
Serve chilled, with a glass of chilled Monbazillac, Sauternes or Champagne.

Advice :

This is a relatively simple recipe, which depends mainly on the quality of the foie gras that you use, so try to find Grade A wherever possible.

   

if you wish you can order it on line

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Saveur The Provence, The french Pissaladiere

What about the Pissaladiere

The pissaladière is a culinary specialty of the region of Nice. Sometimes considered a variant of the pizza, pissaladière is certainly made ​​with the Bead dough, but doesn’t have any tomato  . The pissalat is a paste made ​​from salted sardines and anchovies, which is essential in making the pissaladière.
To decorate the pissaladière a few anchovy fillets and  small black olives.
recipe of the Nice Pissaladiere

Ingredients for 6:

A bread dough (300g) or Puff Pastry
1 kg of sweet onions (white)
olive oil
thyme, rosemary
2 c.café of pissalat (paste salted sardines and anchovies)
6 anchovy fillets with salt
6 small black olives

Peel and shop the onions. In a Pan, sauté the onions in olive oil. Add herbs and a glass of water, then cover to let it ste wan hour over very low heat until onions are soft but not browned.

Remove from heat, remove the herbs and stir in onion confit pissalat.

Pissalat to replace, reduce some mashed anchovies after being rinsed withwater.

Spread batter into a greased pie dish. Spread the onions in a thick layer over the dough and return the edges of the pastry over the onions. Garnish with anchovies and black olives.

Bake in a moderate oven 190 to 200 degrees, about 30 minutes until the pastry is blonde and onions top lightly browned.

Serve warm .

Bon appetit

Bertrand

New Menu Ideal Party Delivery

Our delicious French cuisine, combines fresh ingredients from land and sea. Above all, it is full of taste, aromatic, spicy and overflowing with personality.
Delicious Canapes selection to a superb dinner party have all been designed for you by Bertrand Munier to suit every taste. Most of dishes are easy to eat or easy to heat so you can enjoy your Party with less stress. We only use the freshest local ingredients with no additives or preservatives for our freshly prepared dishes.

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Mussel Provencal

My favorite ” Recipe Mussel Provencal”

A classic way to serve mussels that’s great as an appetizer or side dish. Simple to cook and prepare. Pleasing a crowd just doesn’t get any easier, or tastier.

Ingredients

  • 2 lb fresh cultured blue mussels
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp fresh chopped thyme
  • 3⁄4 cup red wine
  • 28 oz can peeled and diced tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp fresh chopped parsley
  • 1 pinch salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Rinse the fresh blue mussels in tap water. Place in a large saucepan with a small amount of liquid on high heat. Cover and let steam until shells open (5 – 7 minutes). Strain the fresh blue mussels, reserving the liquid, and removing the meat from the shells. Set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan, heat olive oil and sauté onions under low heat for 6 – 8 minutes, until onions get soft but not burnt.
  3. Stir in garlic and thyme for 1 minute.
  4. Pour red wine and cook for another 5 minutes.
  5. Add tomatoes and reserved liquid, cover and let summer for 30 minutes.
  6. Remove lid and let simmer for another 15 minutes.
  7. Add fresh blue mussel meat, let cook 5 minutes.
  8. Taste with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with parsley.
  9. Serve with bread.

Bon Appetit

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Green Tea blanc Manger with raspberry coulis and green tea infusion

Today we have to cook a special dessert for one of are client, Green tea Blanc Manger is like the italien version of Pannacotta desserts with green tea

Chef Munier Recipe

Ingredients:
500 ml Double Cream
500 ml whole milk
1 lime zest
190 of sugar
80g gelatine
2 teaspoons green tea powdwer (Matcha)
Place the first four ingredients in a pan together and bring gently to the boil. Simmer for 5 minutes then remove from heat and allow to cool. Strain to remove the spices.

2. Meanwhile, put 60g  of water into a small saucepan and sprinkle the gelatine over the top. Heat gently until clear, and stir into the cream mixture.

3. Whisk in the green tea powder and divide the mixture between 8 moulds. You can use dariole moulds, ramekins or tea-cups. Chill in refrigerator for at least 5 hours, or make the day before it is needed.

served with raspberry coulis

what about Green Tea.

Matcha green tea powder is a fine green tea powder that looks like an emerald colored flour. It is made from the finest, youngest leaves of the first harvesting days in Japan. Matcha green tea is the most popular green tea in Japan, and it is also gaining more and more popularity in other countries due to its health benefits.

Bertrand

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The best time to eat Asparagus

Green British asparagus, with its intense, complex
flavor, is considered – by the British, at least – to be the finest in the world. Its deep, verdant flavor is attributed in large part to Britain’s cool growing conditions. ( The green asparagus are better served hot with chicken, veal and soup).
White asparagus preferred in Europe ( France and Germany) has a delicate flavor and must first be peeled before use. Trim the woody ends and starting from the bottom and using a vegetable peeler, peel a very thin strip toward the tip. Often, only the lower half need to be peeled. (The white asparagus are better served warm or cold with hollandaise & mayonnaise sauce.