From the elegant hors d'oeuvres to the sparkling Champagne, cocktail parties are loved by everyone. But fun as they are to attend, the thought of hosting one can be a little daunting—until now. With Bite Size, legendary chef Francois Payard shows home cooks how to prepare simple, sensational appetizers that will leave guests impressed and hosts with energy to spare.
Francois knows how to throw a good party. In addition to his renowned New York restaurant, Payard Patisserie & Bistro, he runs the upscale catering company Tastings. Several times a week, he prepares sophisticated canapes and light bites for hundreds of people. In Bite Size, he presents a collection of his favorite recipes made easy for everyday cooks.
Along with chapters on meat, fish, vegetable, and cheese hors d'oeuvres, Francois includes a wealth of helpful hosting tips, hints, and serving suggestions—try serving soup in shot glasses, for example. The innovative recipes use simple, easy-to-find ingredients for spectacular results such as Prosciutto-Wrapped Gnocchis, Sweet Corn Madeleines with Caviar and Creme Fraiche, and Crab and Mango Salad in Apple Cups. Each recipe is accompanied by a lush, full-color photograph of the finished dish.
Whip up a few of these easy Bite Size treats and pop the cork on a bottle of bubbly—it's time to enjoy the party "