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Spring Hors d'oeuvre 2024!

With Spring Weddings underway this season, we are sharing our 3 most popular Spring hors d'oeuvre selections as selected by our Thomas Caterers of Distinction Culinary and Design Team. These selections have proven to be guest favorites at wedding receptions, corporate events and large scale fundraisers at venues all over Central Indiana.

Coming in at #3:

Even the most discerning palates find sheer delight in the simplicity and elegance of a classic Caprese skewer. This hors d'oeuvre is a harmonious trio of ripe tomatoes, fresh basil leaves, and creamy mozzarella, skewered delicately and kissed with a balsamic glaze. Each component contributes its essence: the vibrant sweetness of the tomato, the aromatic freshness of the basil, and the luscious creaminess of the mozzarella. When combined, they create a symphony of flavors that dance effortlessly on the palate. The balsamic glaze, with its rich tanginess, adds a layer of depth. The Skewered Caprese is a testament to the timeless allure of simple, quality ingredients expertly combined—a culinary masterpiece that never fails to captivate the senses.

And at #2:

In keeping with the vibrant ambiance of springtime in Carmel, Indiana, we present a tantalizing creation of Tuna Tartare and Avocado Rice Cakes. This dish transcends mere sustenance, offering a diversity of textures and flavors that whirl across the palate. At its heart lies the delicate balance between the velvety richness of avocado-topped rice cakes and the pristine freshness of tuna tartare, finely diced and marinated to perfection. The ensemble is elevated further by the crisp crunch of a wonton crisp, providing a satisfying contrast to the tender components. A flourish of nori and pickled ginger aioli, delicately applied, adds depth and complexity, while sesame seeds impart a subtle nuttiness. Each bite is a revelation, a fusion of Asian-inspired elements with a contemporary twist.

For an Honorable Mention we had to include:

Mini Braised Chicken Taco. Savor the exquisite fusion of flavors in our Poblano Pepper Fried Flour Tortilla Taco. Inside, tender braised shredded chicken awaits, encased in a crisp tortilla shell seasoned with poblano pepper. Crowned with a refreshing jicama pineapple pico and a dollop of cilantro creme fraiche, each bite offers a tantalizing blend of textures and tastes. The delicate touch of micro cilantro adds a burst of freshness, enhancing the dish's vibrancy. This taco isn't just a culinary creation; it's a journey through layers of savory, creamy, and tangy sensations, meticulously crafted to elevate your dining experience to new heights of satisfaction.

And our #1 Favorite Spring Hors d'oeuvre:

Indulge in the exquisite craftsmanship of our "Bruschetta" Tomato Tuiles, an International Catering Association CATIE Award-winning creation. Delicate and crisp, each tuile cradles a decadent Parmesan mousse, a marriage of creamy richness and savory notes. Encased in the vibrant hue of hand-made sun-ripened tomato paper, it's a feast for the eyes and the taste buds alike. The pièce de résistance? A dip in basil crystals, imparting a burst of herbal freshness with every bite. This hors d'oeuvre is more than a culinary delight—it's a testament to innovation and culinary excellence provided by Thomas Caterers of Distinction.

Tomato Tuiles, an International Caterers Association CATIE Award-winning creation. Delicate and crisp, each tuile cradles a decadent Parmesan mousse encased in hand-made sun-ripened tomato paper, diped in basil crystals.
"Bruschetta" Tomato Tuiles

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