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Spring/summer party hosting tips and recipes

Spring/summer party hosting tips and recipes 

Hosting a party? Make it look like a caterer did all the work with a few tips and tricks from Head Chef Kelly Retherford, Black Plate Catering, and Kierra Winston, Sales Representative, Black Plate Catering.

Spring/summer party hosting tips and recipes 

Oh, and here are some tasty recipes, too, that are sure to impress your guests!

Berry Bruschetta
 – 1 Baguette 
 – 1 pt Strawberry
 – 1 pt Blueberry
 – 1 pt Raspberry 
 – 1 pt Blackberry
 – Oil, Salt, Pepper to taste 
 – Tulip Tree Nettle Cheese

Cut Baguette on a bias, lay on sheet pan, top with oil salt and pepper cook for 7-10 min at 375 degrees
Top with Nettle Cheese evenly of crostini. Arrange fruit on crostini.    
 – Balsamic Reduction
       1.  Medium size stainless steel saucepan 
       2.  Add 1 cup Balsamic Vinegar
       3. Reduce by 1/2 to 2/3 
       4. Add 1 to 2 tbsp sugar 
       5. cool 
Top the brushetta with balsamic reduction 

Spring/summer party hosting tips and recipes 

Watermelon Salad with Lime and Basil
1 sm/med seedless watermelon 
1/2 red onion thinly sliced
16 fresh basil leaves
1/2 cup of crumbled feta 
2 Tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
1 Tbsp of fresh lime juice w/zest
Kosher salt and black pepper to taste  

   – peel watermelon and cube Around 8 Cups
   – thinly slice red onion
   – chiffonade basil
   – crumble feta 
   – drizzle with lime and oil 
   – sprinkle with salt and pepper 
   – toss about 4 to 5 times 
   – top with garnish 

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