I need inspiration 4 hors d'oeuvres 4 grand reopening of Planetarium at Vermont's fantastic Fairbanks Museum. Dessert ideas also welcome!

For Museum reception & cocktail party.

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bigpan April 12, 2012
Half inch squares of medium rare beef (rib eye or prime rib is nice), same size of Brie or Camembert, and same size piece of pitted prune. Put one of each (3 pieces) on a small skewer . Amazing how these three tastes work together.
 
aargersi April 12, 2012
And then scan all of the maple contest entries - it is Vermont after all!!
 
mrslarkin April 12, 2012
Well, you gotta have lotsa cheese, because the man in the moon is made of cheese, of course!

For a full star-gazing menu, here are some really cool zodiac-inspired ideas: http://www.rachaelraymag.com/easy-party-ideas/Great-Get-Togethers/outdoor-party-menus/horoscope-themed-party

Cloudy skies aren't what one hopes for when stargazing, but meringue cookies have a celestial, ethereal quality to them. http://www.food52.com/recipe/meringue%20cookies?page=1&recipe_search=meringue+cookies

The obvious would be star, moon and sun-shaped sugar cookies.

Or how about a big-dipper-inspired chocolate dipped biscotti?
 

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mrslarkin April 12, 2012
oh! I forgot Mars Bars and Milky Ways!
 
HalfPint April 12, 2012
Bacon wrapped dates, drizzled w/ pomegranate molasses (or reduced balsamic vinegar)
Gougeres
frico (made with asiago and parmesan cheese)
mini-mozzarella & grape tomato kebabs
white bean-artichoke-parmesan crostini
 
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