the appetizer:

Small Parties: More Than 100 Recipes for Intimate Gatherings by Marguerite Henderson, features full menus, like Breakfast at the Cabin for Six with a recipe for Herbed Egg Strudel and Autumn Harvest Feast for Eight with a recipe for Roast Prime Rib of Pork with Cherry Bourbon Sauce.



Small Parties
More Than 100 Recipes for Intimate Gatherings

by Marguerite Henderson

Small Parties
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Close friends, a bottle of fine wine, and a palate-pleasing menu comprise the ultimate ambience for a perfect evening of entertainment. Small Parties presents a guideline for all types of entertaining, from simple buffet fare to elegant dinners with several courses, offering tips and hints on advance preparation—hours or even a day ahead.

The menus found in Small Parties have a hint of elegant simplicity for a year of celebrations and can be made both by the ambitious home chef or the novice cook with limited kitchen space. Whether a romantic party for two or a holiday gathering for twelve, Small Parties offers menus for all types of smaller group gatherings as well as helpful tips on food presentation, garnishes, décor and much more!

Menus Include:

  • A Taste of the Mediterranean
  • Awards Night Gala
  • Birthday Bash for Eight Little Ones
  • Bourbon Street Blues Mardi Gras
  • Cinco de Mayo Fiesta
  • Girls' Night In
  • Mother's Day Lunch
  • Oh Baby, It's Cold Outside Fireside Dinner
  • Summer Concert, Picnic or Beach Party
  • Texas Hold 'Em Night
  • Weekend in the Mountains
About the Author

Marguerite Henderson is a chef, caterer and restaurateur. Her previous books are titled Small Plates and Savor the Memories. She is a member of NAWBO (National Associations of Women Business Owners), IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals) and WCR (Women Chefs and Restaurateurs). She lives in Salt Lake City.

  • Small Parties
    More Than 100 Recipes for Intimate Gatherings
  • by Marguerite Henderson
  • Gibbs Smith, 2008
  • Paperback; $19.95
  • ISBN-10: 1423602463
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4236-0246-0
  • Information provided by the publisher.

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