ISO Menu ideas - third birthday with a triangle ("3" theme

I am building a menu for a third birthday party (approx 25 people / buffet dinner / November timeframe). I am looking for foods that are either (1) shaped like a triangle (when folded/cut) or (2) have some sort of "three" element to them such as three layers or three types of chocolate. I was thinking of a crepe assortment (they fold up so beautifully), but ideally, I'd want dishes that can be prepared in advance. Thanks in advance for your help!!

  • Posted by: Sonia
  • November 5, 2019
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AntoniaJames November 7, 2019
Dukkah-dusted lavash crackers - I make them using the large rectangles of lavash sold at Trader Joe's - so easy! So tasty! You'll be making them on a regular basis. https://food52.com/recipes/30539-dukkah-dusted-lavash-crackers
 
Sonia November 7, 2019
This is such a great idea! Easy and good!! And perfect triangles. Thank you so much!
 
HalfPint November 6, 2019
Some ideas:

Tricolore pasta salad
Tres leche cake
Taiwanese 3 Cup Chicken
Hamantaschen cookies
 
Sonia November 6, 2019
LOVE IT! Thank you! I have to look up 3 Cup Chicken. That's new to me!
 
Gammy November 6, 2019
Spanakopita: Little triangles of spinach and feta wrapped in phyllo dough. https://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/spanakopita-107344
 
Sonia November 6, 2019
Thank you so much!! That is a crowd pleaser!
 
Nancy November 6, 2019
Samosas with dip/sauce, served as appetizer, part of main, or dessert. Deep-fried variously with potatoes, lentils, chicken, beef.
Filled pasta cut in triangle shapes. Use existing recipes for ravioli, pirogi and/or kreplach, just cut them in triangles (not round or folded little pouches). Poach and serve as part of a soup course, sauced for main or dessert.
Spumoni - chocolate, pistachio and cherry ice cream dessert. See especially Serious Eats & New York Times.
https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2013/07/spumoni-ice-cream-terrine-recipe.html
https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2013/07/spumoni-ice-cream-terrine-recipe.html
 
Nancy November 6, 2019
PS If the honored guest likes pizza or a particular cake, make one of those in a rectangular pan and cut in triangles to serve. Similarly with cookies, you use triangle cutters (straight-edged or fluted) to shape them.
 
Sonia November 6, 2019
Thank you so much for all the ideas and the links!
 
Nancy November 6, 2019
Sonia - hope you have a lovely party!
Here's the NYT spumoni cake recipe (accidentally omitted above)
https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1020365-spumoni-ice-cream-cake
Nancy
 
Sonia November 6, 2019
Thank you so much!!
 
Kristen W. November 6, 2019
What about this eggplant tricolore by Ottolenghi? I’ve made it before and it’s delicious: https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2007/apr/28/foodanddrink.recipes
 
Sonia November 6, 2019
Thank you so much for the idea and the recipe endorsement!!
 
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