The Costco Challenge: The Making of a Stylish Cocktail Party on a Budget

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stylish canapes costco challenge

This article from Town & Country is the proof that you do not need to spend a fortune to entertain in style 20 guests. Event planner David Monn bought at Costco the food he needed to make stylish canapés.

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David Monn spent $10.40 per guest. His cocktail party menu was comprehensive with 8 savoury hors d’oeuvres and 2 sweet treats. You get a nice mix of meat and seafood for that price. I’m impressed!

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I plan to make his Norwegian Smoked Salmon filled with scallion cream cheese and tied with a string of chive. Who will not love a Brie and apple on bruschetta topped with caramelized walnuts?

Get the details on the April 2012 issue of Town & Country magazine. Go to Zinio for a digital version delivered to the device of your choice.

+  photos by Juliana Sohn – Courtesy of Town & Country magazine

  • suzanne vachon
    April 2, 2012 at 11:38

    I love this idea, and they all look delicious, a great Menu, good Hors-d’Oeuvres are usually so expensive, I never thought Town and Country would go Costco.. It’s terrific, definitely a keeper.

  • angela@spinachtiger
    April 5, 2012 at 09:14

    I run to Costco and Trader Joe’s for entertaining help frequently. Such a great post to let everyone in on the secret. Now, I need to have that cocktail party for my neighbors that I’m always dreaming about.

  • limo
    June 1, 2012 at 04:08

    nice article. keep going!