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A wedding menu from July of 2009…..

What was of great interest to me was that the grooms parents immigrated here from the Balkans. The Ottoman Turks dominated that part of the world for centuries and have had a great influence on much of their cuisine. When they described a dish called Cevapcici I immediately thought of the 16 months that I lived in Adana Turkey and a dish there called Adana Kebab (Kiyma Kebabi to the turks). It is made of hand chopped lamb on a sword like skewer grilled over very hot “live” charcoal. The Cevapcici is also made of chopped meat (beef, pork, and lamb) and then formed into sausage shaped spheres and grilled (no skewer). The Turks serve their kebab with Ayran (a diluted yogurt drink) where Cevapcici is served with plain yogurt.




Appetizers

Soup Shots

Grilled Marinated Breast of Chicken Wrapped in a Snow Pea with Spicy Apricot Sauce
Prociutto Wrapped Grilled Shrimp
Smoked Gouda and Swiss in Puff Pastry
Pear and Melted Brie on Toast Rounds

Buffet
Beef Tenderloin with Horseradish Sauce and Sliced Baguette
Grilled Marinated Pork Tenderloin with Chutney
Mini Country Ham and Smoked Ham Yeast Rolls
Cevapcici
Mini Crab Cakes
Caramelized Onion and Cheese Quesadillas
Belgium Endive with Creamy Stilton and Walnuts
Asparagus with Caper Sauce
Assorted Tapenades
Melon Balls, Pineapple, and Strawberries
Bite-sized Desserts