Monthly Archives: December 2011

New Year, new treats: festive brunch

Welcome the New Year with a simple but sophisticated brunch. Small plate offering or your own intimate buffet.  The Menu Shoppe has it covered…discovering trends and new finds in the new year. Spiced Pears and Pomegranates 3 pears – peeled, cored … Continue reading

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National Champagne Day

It’s National Champagne Day. So appropo for NYE elegance to ring in the New Year. A toast to new beginnings. The Menu Shoppe has it covered and presents a treasure trove of sophisticated flutes…and vintage saucers. Swarovski Crystalline Toasting Flutes, … Continue reading

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…on the Sixth Day of Christmas…

Though its NYE…it’s still the Sixth Day of Christmas. And for that Yuletide inventory, the Menu Shoppe presents some classic ideas for…escargot. An elegant offering anytime. Escargots a la Bourgnignonne 24 snails 1/2 c. combined sliced shallots, carrot and celery … Continue reading

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Unique and elegant New Year’s Eve

Ringing in the New Year. Out on the Town. Or quietly and elegantly. A couple of uniquely elegant treats to match. Scrambled Egg Parfait with Caviar 2 whole eggs 1 tsp. fresh chives, chopped 1 tbsp. half and half 1/2 … Continue reading

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…on the Fifth Day of Christmas…

…on the Fifth Day of Christmas… The Yuletide continues. Not weary of it–since Christmas comes but once a year and it’s barely New Years. Gold rings…golden onion rings + 5 Golden Rules of  Training… excerpts from The Waiter’s Tips by James Poling. … Continue reading

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…on the Fourth Day of Christmas…

…on the Fourth Day of Christmas…four calling birds… More  ideas as the Yuletide continues…the Menu Shoppe has it covered. Hybrid beers and Scotch Eggs. Crafty brews and crafty small plate ingenuity. Scotch Eggs A new trendy small plate. Ideal gastro-pub … Continue reading

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…on the Third Day of Christmas…

The Yuletide continues… and whether a “12 Days”  small plate menu might be nifty. The Menu Shoppe gets it covered with more ideas… …on the Third Day of Christmas… game hens Plum Glazed Cornish Game Hens 3 (1 1/2 pound) … Continue reading

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