Wednesday, January 18, 2012

MINI'S TO THE RESCUE

Patron and Fish Tacos
Everyone loves pigs in a blanket, those mini hotdogs wrapped in puff pastry that even the most disciplined dieter seems to swoon over.  But I'm in love with the tiny pigs created by the fabulous caterer Peter Callahan, cheeky smoked salmon bites in the shape of a little pig perched in a meadow of grass--heavenly!  Callahan has a knack for taking American classics: grilled cheese, hamburgers and tacos and transforming them into lilliputian sized bites while capturing the unique flavors of the original version.  I was first introduced to Callahan's delicious tidbits at a cocktail party in Southampton several years ago. He won over the somewhat jaded group with mouthwatering platters of mini fried chicken bites with Coca Cola and mini burgers with cones of fries, all served ingeniously on chic lucite trays. Just in time for the Chinese New Year, Callahan is offering his version of the fortune cookie-a spicy chicken filled fortune cookie that nests in a custom Chinese take-out box.  The order (min. 3 dozen) includes a gorgeous red lacquered tray-perfect for ringing in the Year of the Dragon!
 Spicy Chicken Fortune Cookies
Pigs in a blanket
Burgers and fries
Spaghetti and meatballs
Shrimp and artichoke lollipops

14 comments:

Acquired Objects said...

These look fabulous, I want some! Really looks like a lot of work to make something that small but I bet so worth it.

XX
Debra~

Stylebeat/Marisa said...

And it is so tasty too!

Jalon Burton said...

WOW!!!! What a beautiful presentation! I think I might have to study this a while and maybe try a trick or two myself! (yeah, right)
Thanks for sharing - have a great day.

allumer * decor said...

Good things come in small packages....! That chicken fortune cookie looks amazing.

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

an adorable addition to any party!

classic • casual • home said...

ADORABLE! Talk about portion control :)

I Dream Of said...

A mini grilled cheese sounds great right now! I'm loving the Chinese New Year bites - they are adorable. We often throw a Chinese New Year dinner party with friends, but thought it might not come together this year, with lots of moving and travel going on in our group. Perhaps this is the motivation we need to make it happen! Now if you'll excuse me, I'm finding myself a bit hungry. Must go look for something to nibble! XO

CDS said...

Wishing I could eat the screen! Looks yum!

designchic said...

How great are these?! Love the fortune cookie!!

Splendid Sass said...

There is nothing more beautiful or delicious than just the perfect size of culinary heaven! I may have to have more than one of each tiny delicacy.
Have a nice evening, Barbara.
Teresa
xoxo

The enchanted home said...

He is sooo talented, I have his book and cannot recommend it highly enough, each and every page is awe inspriing. I cannot wait to "attempt" a few of these when I move and am settled. We all know things taste better and look more appetizing when they are in small tiny bites. He has taken "small bites" to a new and beautiful level.

Laura Trevey said...

These are so fun for a party!! The spaghetti and meatballs are priceless :) !!

Party Resources said...

As you know he is a good friend of ours and our favorite caterer. I sent him the link to your post! xx

An Eye for Detail said...

We were just at a cocktail party last night where they served small, elegant sandwiches of barbecued pork (this IS the South, after all...). Aside from being delicious, they were a refreshing change from lighter fare, and also easy to hold and eat.
These look wonderful and now I'm hungry!