Delicious Canapes at my Birthday Party

buffet table at my birthday

It has been two months since my birthday party. My husband Jerome did a fantastic job organizing my birthday party without my help. He did it all in one week, just after our return from our trip to Japan. Our friend Nathalie of Foodies Emporium was in charge of the menu. Nat also suggested the welcoming drink, a glass of Champagne with Wild Hibiscus Confit.

Chef Louis Roy-Potvin at Avocado and KIm Vallee

She ordered 10 different canapés – 8 savory bites and 2 sweet  treats – from Avocado, a Montreal caterer. The Chef Louis Roy-Potvin came to my house, just before the party begins, to present me the food. This was a nice touch. They planned it to give me a few minutes with the chef before the guests arrive.

scallop tartar with meat pie spices on mirin crispy rice cake

My husband was to integrate a hint of Japan in my party. Japanese element mixed with local ingredients in the food and the floral arrangements. We had a special sushi called Langue de Dragon (Dragon tongue), and pictured above, scallop tartar canapes with meat pie spices on mirin crispy rice cake.

meat canapes at my birthday by avocado

Bison gravlax marinated in Chartreuse, served with quince jam and fried shallots.

asparagus wrapped in melted Fjord du Saguenay cheese with dried cranberries

I enjoyed the asparagus wrapped in melted Fjord du Saguenay cheese with dried cranberries. After the canapes, it was time for the local cheese platters. Artisanal cheese makers in Quebec have raised the bar over the years. You should try some. My birthday cake was one of my favorite cakes, a refreshing fraisier. He ordered it at Patisserie Belge.

oxyde design flower

It’s O.xyde Design, the same florist that I used for his birthday, that did mine. They knew how we arrange the buffet table, since he reused the same setting. We found that this is the setting that works the best for our house.

We had plenty of fun. The food was excellent. He carried the theme beautifully by infusing the color green throughout the decor. I was impressed by what my husband did. Thanks, my love, for a wonderful party.

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19 Responses to “Delicious Canapes at my Birthday Party”

  1. A look at the canapes and floral arrangements of my birthday party (it was 2 months ago) http://kim.tl/cLZJ66

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  2. @_AVOCADO and @oxidesign I published a post about my birthday party http://kim.tl/cLZJ66

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  3. your husband is impressive!

  4. Amazing, I adore canapes!!

  5. Have you seen the great food and party that my husband did for me? http://bit.ly/cLZJ66

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  6. I am so jealous! Mine would never be able to pull that off lol! I SOOO want those platters!

    Kim @ http://frostmeblog.blogspot.com
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  7. Wowo great! RT @KimVallee: Have you seen the great food and party that my husband did for me? http://bit.ly/cLZJ66

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  8. :) RT @KimVallee: @_AVOCADO and @oxidesign I published a post about my birthday party http://kim.tl/cLZJ66

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  9. Gorgeous!!! RT @KimVallee: Have you seen the great food and party that my husband did for me? http://bit.ly/cLZJ66

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  10. Amazing RT @_AVOCADO :) RT @KimVallee: @_AVOCADO and @oxidesign I published a post about my birthday party http://kim.tl/cLZJ66

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  11. Mmmm the asparagas one looks very yum! What a treat to have it all organized for you too, very impressive :)

  12. canapes look amazing!as do the flowers! bel8d best wishes! RT @KimVallee: the gr8 food & party that my husband did 4 me http://bit.ly/cLZJ66

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  13. Thank you Kim ;) RT@KimVallee @_AVOCADO and @oxidesign I published a post about my birthday party http://kim.tl/cLZJ66

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  14. Delicious Canapes at my Birthday Party http://kim.tl/cLZJ66

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  15. Wow! Kim, that’s one special husband!!! The canapes look amazing–so creative. I hope you had a wonderful birthday party.

  16. Hope you had a wonderful birthday!
    Your husband made a great job!!

  17. Very impressed! It looks very tasty!

  18. Thanks Kim,

    It was fun working with Jérôme to organize your party. I had fun planning the menu with Avocado and working on a concept for the flowers with Stephanie from O.xide Design. I wanted to get Cherry blossoms, as you were coming back from Japan, but there are not easy to find here, so we opted for Apple Blossoms. Jérôme and I made a great team! We each had our to do list and I have to say his choice of cake was fantastic. The fraisier was delicious. The beverage station was well planned, thanks to Jérôme who I guess has a lot of experience organizing it for your different parties. I am so happy that you liked the evening. It was important for Jérôme to do something really special for you, as you always get out of your way to plan him the most memorable parties for his birthday.

  19. I forgot, if you want to see more pictures of the event, please visit the post I made regarding Kim’s birthday party on my blog. http://foodiesemporium.com/celebrating-kim-from-athomewithkim/