Holiday Special: Entertaining

Cocktail Hour | Dinner Buffet | Cookie Party

Cocktail Hour

For 25 guests

Brandy-Wine Punch • Egg Salad Crostini • Two-Cheese Panini with Tomato-Olive Pesto • Gruyère Toasts • Walnut Pesto and Goat Cheese Dip • Mini Herb Frittatas

Recipes by Tom Colicchio and Sisha Ortuzar of New York City's 'wichcraft

Dinner Buffet

For 12 guests

Slow-Roasted Pork with Apricot Chutney • Fennel, Apple and Celery Salad • Butternut Squash Bread Pudding • Swiss Chard Gratin • Pear and Almond Cream Tart

Recipes by Elisabeth Prueitt of San Francisco's Tartine Bakery

Cookie Party

For 30 guests

Chocolate-Mint Sandwich Cookies • Oatmeal-Gianduja-Chip Cookies • Cashew Snowballs • Peanut Butter Shortbreads with Chocolate Ganache • Soft Molasses-Spice Cookies

Recipes by Deborah Snyder of New York City's Lever House Restaurant

PUBLISHED December 2003