Six local-chef-inspired dishes sure
to impress your holiday guests.
The holidays are fast approaching, and a casual
cocktail party with appetizers is a great way to kick off
the season. Invite your friends over to mingle, sip and
nosh while you wow them with party-worthy food
from a curated menu of stellar appetizers inspired by
Marin chefs. We’ve selected some local favorites for
you to re-create at home that will help you sail through
the festivities. They include simple adaptations for the
home cook, including do-ahead tips, easy shortcuts
and local sources for unique ingredients. Make
one, make several, make the whole menu — and be
sure to pour yourself a glass while you entertain like
a chef and enjoy your party like a guest.
BY LYNDA BALSLEV • PHOTOS BY LORI EANES