Party Pleasers For Guests With Sophisticated Palates


While cocktail sausages and a cheeseball are perfect for the majority of parties, sometimes you host guests with more sophisticated tastes. And when you do, you want to make sure that you serve the type of food that they actually want to eat. 

But what, exactly? Let’s take a look. 

Oysters Rockefeller

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Sophisticated socialites love oysters. But they’re an acquired taste. When most people try them for the first time, they’re appalled by the texture. They certainly aren’t kids’ party food

To make oysters Rockefeller, start by frying some butter and onion in a pan. Then add the spinach and wilt. Add romano cheese, seasoning and mix into the dish. Then cook with the oysters to create something absolutely delicious. 

Lemon Drop Shots

The lemon drop shot is a classic party drink. But it is also a little unusual. While most partygoers have a sweet-biased palate, sophisticated guests also enjoy sour flavors. 

Steak And Prosciutto Skewers

Depending on where you live, you might want to try making steak and prosciutto skewers. Start with some thin slices of steak and prosciutto and cook in the pan. Then, once done, coil them up and place them on skewers. Serve with a basil and tarragon sauce. 

Avocado Bruschetta

Avocado toast sounds a little too millennial. Avocado bruschetta, though, is more like upmarket party food. And it looks great too. 

Start with some sliced bruschetta and then fry it in olive oil and salt until golden brown. Then take some chopped avocado and stir in a teaspoon of sherry vinegar and some chopped shallots. Place the avocado mix on top of the bruschetta and serve on a platter. 

Cranberry And Bacon Swiss Cheese Dip

If you want to put a big smile on the faces of family and friends, then you’ll want to try making a cranberry and bacon Swiss cheese dip, great for toast, tortillas and vegetables. Sweetened dried cranberries are the best option because they complement the bacon perfectly. Top with some sliced almonds for a genuine European feel. 

Thyme And Fig Spread

You can’t get much more sophisticated than a thyme and fig spread. This cream cheese dip is delicious and works well with crackers, and sandwiches. Using goat cheese as the base makes it even more appealing. It’s something that you need to try. 

Cranberry And Brie Pecan Pinwheels

You might also want to experiment with cranberry and brie pecan wheels. Again, these are a mix of sweet and savory that always comes out delicious. Plus, they make the entire house smell great while you cook them. 

Lamb Skewers With Mint Dip

Nobody will ever be able to explain why lamb and mint go so well together, but they do. 

Making lamb skewers with mint dip is easy. Put the lamb in the broiler and cook until tender, preferably at a low heat for a long time. Then, to make the mint sauce, combine sour cream, lemon juice, mint leaves and crumbled feta cheese. You can also cook the lamb with additional mint leaves. 

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