Our March 20 post highlighting the wonders of edible spoons triggered memories of a Jules-cateredÂ cocktail party for 100 guests from 12 countries last October. Jules, as aÂ longtime supporter ofÂ Our Bodies, OurselvesÂ (originally called the Boston Womenâ€™s Health Book Collective), offered edible spoons–along with a host of other passedÂ hors d’ouevres and buffetÂ treats–in honor of the 40th anniversary and ninth U.S. edition of the landmark bookÂ about womenâ€™s health, reproduction, and sexuality,Â Our Bodies, Ourselves.
In her remarks following the musical interlude, OBOS Executive Director Judy Norsigian expressed appreciation: “You should all know that Jules Catering donated the food andÂ the drinks…and their staff is wonderful. I want to thank Anita Baglaneas for her longstanding support and also note that before the party, Anita and I discussed the possibility of updating the long-out-of-print Greek edition of Our Bodies, Ourselves.“
Qanun player Ali Amr and cellist Shaheen Lavie-RouseÂ weren’t the only ones to deliver virtuosic performances. Feast your eyes on a small sampleÂ of delectables Anita included in her international menu:
Fruit and Cheese DisplaysÂ
Spanish and Italian fruit and cheese were as artfully presented as they were delicious. Marveling over these displays, we hesitated to disturb them. Was the Jules team inspired by still-life paintings by Old Masters? Velasquez and Carravagio come to mind.
Italian Fruit and Cheese
Burrata, Parmesan Chunks, Bell Paese, Gorgonzola
Assorted Crackers & Crostini
French Bread, Breadsticks, Crackers
The conversation is in full-swingâ€¦you’ve got a glass in one handâ€¦you’re sorely tempted to pluck up an hors dâ€™oeuvre with the other, butâ€¦Â how will you juggle it all?
Jules makes it easy:
Passed Hors dâ€™Oeuvres
Felefel Pizza with Cucumber, Mint and Yogurt Sauce
Grilled Tenderloin Crostini with Roasted Onion Jam
Coconut Shrimp on Curry CoconutÂ Edible SpoonsÂ with Pineapple Salsa
When it’s time for dessert, Jules’ offerings are so tidily ‘packaged’Â you barely need a napkin.