Try this appetizer-driven menu for your next summer party. It pairs well with crisp summer whites (linens and wine).
We love the no-fuss vibe of a wine and cheese party, but something about a big block of Cheddar feels too hearty for 90-degree
days. Try this refreshing menu of chilled dip, tea sandwiches, and light salads instead.
Breezy Table Setting
Start simple: Echo the natural beauty of a garden setting with a neutral color scheme of cool leafy greens and crisp white linens. (Our menu was even inspired by the color palette!)
Mix and match: Skip the formal centerpiece and fill glass decanters and carafes with fresh-cut ferns and flowers such as Queen Anne's lace or oakleaf hydrangeas.
Add a touch of glam: Tuck unexpected touches of silver in with serving pieces—julep cups are a standout on the vegetable tray.
Serve this chilled dip with blanched asparagus spears, sugar snap peas, sliced cauliflower florets or baby zuchinni.
Endive leaves serve as the perfect serving piece for this light and fresh shrimp salad flavored with green onions, lemon juice,
and red pepper.
Grilled fruit is delicious in the summertime. Serve grilled pears atop a cream cheese-gorgonzola spread with roasted pecans
Cucumber, cream cheese, and fresh herbs make the filling for this delightful finger food. Add a festive trim with spicy micro-greens.
These tasty little appetizers made of pastry shells, bacon, and Parmesan cheese will be a hit at your party!
Serve appetizer portions of this easy pasta salad on small tapas plates.
Serve Summer Fruit Salad in short cocktail glasses to show off fresh mango, cilantro, and avocado.
Here are a few tips when it comes to the wine for your summer party.