Amuse Bouche

IMG_0060  Amuse Bouche literally means to make your mouth happy.  It’s really kind of like a little sample, an appetizer, but in small proportions to get one ready for the bigger meal ahead.  This “sampling” course can be served with drinks at a cocktail hour or as a sit down ice breaker for a party.

Either way, the Amuse Bouche is like the perky, fun younger sister to the classic but more serious of first courses.  In that spirit, all of the recipes in this category are purposely made bite sized, have suggested new cocktail pairings or are a twist on an more traditional idea.  Visit this page when planning your New Year’s Eve party or a first date (show off your cooking skills without the commitment of making a full meal.)