Dare we say that fall is the loveliest season in Marin? Clear skies dabble in brilliance, and the air is soft and warm, like a pat of silken butter. The tilt of the turning earth shrouds us in a gauzy glow of sunshine, while shadows creep and days shorten,
ushering in cool and crisp evenings. Outdoor time is at a premium now, and there is no
reason to stop entertaining alfresco. Invite a group of friends over for an end-of-day cocktail,
light the fire pit and candles, supply a pile of wraps and throws, and have a sensational party
in the golden evening light. These appetizers will feed a small crowd, maybe even stand in
for dinner. Spicy, warming and fresh, they make good use of local Marin ingredients while
complementing the fall season with vibrance, spice and heat.
pice VS+ Fall cocktail parties demand good drinks and even better appetizers. STORY AND PHOTOS BY LYNDA BALSLEV