HF Entertains

Seafood extravaganza

By Sheila Centner @sebandsheila
@sheilacentner @eatertainment 

When it’s time to pull out all the stops for a memorable evening, we think there’s nothing quite as opulent, or tone setting, for entertaining at home as well put together raw bar.

For the tower, keep the oysters at the top (usually two types) with mignonette sauces, horseradish and some cocktail sauce. Fill out the lower tray with lobster, crab and shrimp with appropriate garnishes. (If you’re pressed for time ask the fishmonger to boil or steam things ahead of time for you).

Preparing an entirely seafood based menu may seem like a daunting task, by sticking to a simple, elegant menu and following our entertaining tips* you’ll find that preparing a raw bar at home isn’t nearly as complicated as it seems.

Find these recipes and more in Eatertainment – a guide to effortless entertaining by Seb & Sheila Centner!  www.sebandsheila.com/eatertainmentbook

*See chapter 12 for entertaining tips.

 

Mess Free Zest
A freshly cut lemon wrapped in cheesecloth at each setting is one of our easy DIYs for this theme. This allows guests to zest their seafood as preferred – without the mess of seeds!

 

Tower of Taste
The main attraction of our seafood extravaganza dinners is, of course, the seafood towers! They’re the ultimate statement piece that we promise will wow your  guests!

 

Sparking Kir Royal
Served in a champagne flute and garnished with raspberries, this champagne-based cocktail features sparkling wine or prosecco with a small splash of Crème de Cassis or Chambord.

 

Chilled Cucumber Soup
Our crisp and smooth ‘amuse bouche’ is the perfect  way to start off everyone’s meal. A simple dish, can be enjoyed with a cocktail in hand.

 

Photos: Bruce Gibson

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