To prepare a guest for the upcoming meal, chefs often show off their style by serving complimentary, bite-sized Hors d’oeuvre. Amuse-bouche literally translates to “mouth amuser” (French). These single bite-sized bits differ from regular Hors d’oeuvre only in their size, and when the chef serves them.
Amuse-bouche Servings Suggestions
Many fine dining establishments pair their Amuse-bouche with a wine. However, you may serve them with any drink of your choice. In my home, I often stick to a sweet carbonated fruit juice.
Another consideration, keep in mind that your amuse-bouche should reflect your style. It should also reflect the meal ahead, as well as your awareness of your guests tastes and allergies.
The following recipes yield the appropriate sized servings. However, you can literally convert any entree, Hors d’oeuvre, dessert, or even side dish. Simply shrink your serving size to a single bite. This approach allows you to showcase your skill, and give your guests a delicious preview of the meal to come.