Menu: A Warming Winter Cocktail Party

Menu: A Winter Cocktail Party

Menu: A Winter Cocktail Party

Todd Coleman, James Oseland, Helen Rosner, MacKenzie Smith
crudités

Crudités

Crudités are a celebration of the bounty of the harvest; enjoy with creamy watercress, lemon parmesan, and roasted carrot and white bean dips. These recipes first appeared in our November 2013 issue along with Helen Rosner's story In the Raw. See the the dip recipes »Ingalls Photography

The Menu

More About This Menu

  1. Make the seeded buttermilk bread up to 2 days in advance. Once completely cooled, wrap it tightly and store at room temperature.
  2. The cinnamon simple syrup for the Pearman's Toddy can be made well in advance: it will keep, refrigerated, for about two weeks.
  3. To simplify the preparation for both the kale tart and treviso and gorgonzola tart, you can buy frozen puff pastry dough beforehand or make it yourself. Our quick puff pastry dough can be frozen for up to a month; just be sure to defrost it in the refrigerator the night before you plan to use it.
  4. For other drink ideas perfect for the coming cold months, see our gallery of the best hot drinks. For a slew of hors d'oeuvre recipes, see our favorite fall finger foods.