Martinis and Music

There are many ways to entertain, but most fall back on our preferred modes. We have people for dinner, picnic by the pool, or go for happy hour. It is fun to create some new modalities that can be stimulating and entertaining. 

I have always enjoyed making appetizers, and a year ago, I came up with the idea of Martinis and Music, a night of appetizers, martinis, and selected music in my living room. I have had several evenings of M&M, and they have been successful.

Here are some of the ins and outs. Not everyone is a martini fan, so I always have multiple selections of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages available. I create enough appetizers so that there is something for everyone. Recently, I invited two other couples over, and here is what we served. 

Freshly cooked shrimp from Gelson’s
Freshly shucked oysters from Gelson’s
Tuna spread made with Genoa oil based Tuna
A variety of cheeses from Jimbo’s and Ralphs
Stuffed mushrooms, Italian style
Italian deviled eggs
Smoked salmon
Grapes 
Crackers


It’s fun to pick music that will appeal to your guests, and the combination of tasty food, soothing libation, and nourishing fellowship can make for a memorable evening.