Heirloom was very happy to be part of a wonderful party celebrating an even more wonderful couple on their 40th wedding anniversary.  While in other parts of the country the temperatures are cooling down, here in California we often experience the height of our summer temperatures in September.  The hostess decided to serve an all cool or room temperature menu to help with the high temperatures.  The menu would also work served warm and could be adapted as a lunch menu for colder months.  On the menu was:

Tuna Tartare on Cucumber Rounds

Goat Cheese Prosciutto and Herb Bruschetta

Bacon Wrapped Dates

Organic Fruit Salad with Mint

Tomato Buratta and Basil Salad

Potato Salad with Green Beans

Quinoa and Cucumber Salad

Beef Tenderloin with Herb Pesto

Poached Salmon with Dill and Creme Fraiche

Berry and Lemon Curd Tarts

Chocolate Hazelnut and Meringue Cakes