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Halloween Dinner Party Menu

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Halloween dinner party menuYesterday I gave a sneak peek of the delicious menu for our Halloween vanitas party (read more about the party here) with the free printable menu cards and guys, you will want to bookmark/pin/note/dream about this menu. It's beyond. If you remember from the Midsummer party, we partnered up with the girls from Ramblin Rose Cafe who created this out of this world menu. These girls have a knack for making delicious, healthy food that's also gorgeous. And they have graciously provided all the recipes for you. SCORE! You'll get dishes like:
Roasted root vegetables with honey orange vinaigretteHalloween dinner party menuAutumn Harvest BoardHalloween dinner party menuHalloween dinner party menuRoasted Garlic and Cauliflower soupHalloween dinner party menuplus a delicious beverage to wash it all down. Go ahead, bookmark! 
photography by Alpha Smootfood and food styling by Ramblin Rose Cafe art directed by Brittany Jepsen
Click below to see the full recipes
Halloween dinner party menuRoasted Root Vegetables with honey orange vinaigrette
  • Red Beets, Golden Beets, Rutabaga, Black Turnip, Parsnip & Rainbow Carrots
  • Olive Oil
  • 1 c. Black Rice
  • 2 c. Water
  • 1/4 inch slice of Ginger 
  • 1 Star anise 
  • Big pinch of Sea Salt 
  • Cracked Black Pepper

Honey Orange Vinaigrette
1 Orange, juiced 1 Lemon, juiced1/4 c. Honey Wine Vinegar 1/2 c. Extra Virgin Olive OilSea Salt Cracked Black Pepper 
1/2 c. Hazelnuts, toasted & roughly chopped 
Place everything in a jar with a tight lid and shake to combine. Taste & adjust with sea salt & cracked pepper to your liking.
Rinse black rice in a strainer under running water to get rid of excess starch. Place rinsed rice, water, ginger, star anise, salt & pepper in a pot with a lid. Bring to a boil, then turn down to a gentle simmer. Cook for 25-30 minutes until water is absorbed and rice is tender. Remove from heat and leave lid for 15 minutes. Fluff with a fork, remove star anise & ginger.
Meanwhile, rustically cut a variety of root vegetables. Toss in olive oil, sea salt and cracked pepper and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Roast at 400 degrees until tender about 30 minutes. 
Toss rice in vinaigrette and pour onto platter. When vegetables aredone roasting arrange on top and finish with extra vinaigrette, sea salt, cracked pepper & toasted hazelnuts.Halloween dinner party menu
Roasted Garlic and Cauliflower Soup 
  • 2 heads of Cauliflower 
  • 1 bulb of Garlic 
  • 1 Onion 
  • Olive Oil 
  • Veggie Stock to cover
  • Sea Salt 
  • Cracked Pepper
  • Yogurt 
  • Chili Oil
Chili Oil
  • 1/2 C. Olive Oil 
  • 2 Tbsp. Red Chili Flakes
In a small pot bring oil and chili flakes to a simmer, then turn off and let steep for about 30 minutes to let the chili infuse into the oil.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Cut the top of the garlic bulb off, drizzle with olive olive and wrap it in tin foil. Roast the whole garlic bulb until soft and golden. 
Ruffly chop onion and sauté in olive oil until translucent, season with sea salt and cracked pepper. Ruffly chop cauliflower add to onions and season again. When cauliflower is tender and golden cover with veggie stock. Squeeze the roasted garlic out of the papery bulb into the soup pot. And blend soup with an immersion blender or high speed blender until smooth. Taste and season with more sea salt and cracked pepper if necessary.
Finish with the chili oil & a drizzle of yogurt.
Halloween dinner party menuAutumn Harvest Board 
  • Artisan Bread, torn 
  • Artisan Cheeses--we used Humboldt Fog Goat Cheese, Teahive Cheddar Cheese & a French Roquefort Blue Cheese
  • Olives
  • Orchard fruit, sliced
  • Figs, cut in half
  • Pomegranate, deseeded  
  • Butter & Flakey Sea Salt
  • Honeycomb 
  • Spicy Dark Chocolate, broken into pieces
  • Big wood board to serve on

A few pointers when arranging a harvest board:• Use a big enough board, better to have the contrast of wood showing then all the good stuff rolling off.• Place the cheeses & bread down first, everything else can be scattered around & made to fit.• Keep each ingredient clumped somewhat together, to keep easier to dish from.• If using honeycomb, place on the board at the edge. The honey starts to seep out of the comb as soon as it is cut.
Pomegranate Ginger Elixir 
Equal Parts:
  • Pomegranate Juice (chilled)
  • Ginger Beer (chilled)
Combine in individual glasses or make a big pitcher, serve chilled.
For dessert, try our vanilla bean skull cake.

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