Our March 20 post highlighting the wonders of edible spoons triggered memories of a Jules-catered cocktail party for 100 guests from 12 countries last October. Jules, as a longtime supporter of Our Bodies, Ourselves (originally called the Boston Women’s Health Book Collective), offered edible spoons–along with a host of other passed hors d’ouevres and buffet treats–in honor of the 40th anniversary and ninth U.S. edition of the landmark book about women’s health, reproduction, and sexuality, 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 and 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-Rouse weren’t the only ones to deliver virtuosic performances. Feast your eyes on a small sample of delectables Anita included in her international menu:
Fruit and Cheese Displays
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
Spanish Fruit and Cheese
French Bread, Breadsticks, Crackers
The conversation is in full-swing…you’ve got a glass in one hand…you’re sorely tempted to pluck up an hors d’oeuvre with the other, but… how will you juggle it all?
Jules makes it easy:
Passed Hors d’Oeuvres
Felefel Pizza with Cucumber, Mint and Yogurt Sauce
Grilled Tenderloin Crostini with Roasted Onion Jam
Coconut Shrimp on Curry Coconut Edible Spoons with Pineapple Salsa
When it’s time for dessert, Jules’ offerings are so tidily ‘packaged’ you barely need a napkin.
Chocolate Mousse Cones
And, if you’re calorie-conscious, rest assured that each dessert cone is sufficiently small to qualify as a “Mini-Mousse!”