My friends are moving to China (form LA) for a year and I've offered to help cater an open house/going away party for them. They aren't exactly sure how many people will be there - but posted on FaceBook they are having an open house from noon-6pm and for people to stop by.
I definitely plan to do a cheese platter, some charcuterie, probably roasted nuts with rosemary, maybe marinated olives. Wanted to have some other nibbles that I could leave out for an extended time or be able to serve at room temp and keep replenishing throughout the day. Maybe smoked salmon on cucumbers with some creme fraiche? I can get my hands on salmon roe so I could do something with that or a tuna tarter. For sweets, Giada made some fudge with cinnamon recently that looked pretty yummy (and easy) so am considering that.
Probably serve bellini's/mimosa's and bloody mary's and/or maybe a big pitcher of sangria.
I don't think I want to do a Chinese theme as I am not real familiar with cooking this style.
Thanks in advance for your ideas.