This is another nice way to say “welcome and we are delighted you are here”.
This will serve quite a few guests, but if serving only 4, this is ample.
- 3 oz. sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained
- 8 oz. soft goat cheese (Chevre)
- 1/3 cup chopped pecans
- Fresh chopped basil
- Fresh Ciabatta bread, cut into 16 pieces
Place three-quarters of the tomatoes and goat cheese in a blender and blend until ALMOST smooth. Add the balance of the tomatoes and blend only to break up the tomatoes, allowing for texture.
Transfer to a bowl and add the pecans and mix well. Turn out into a pate dish.
To serve, sprinkle fresh basil on top of the pate and surround with toasted bread on a small platter.
Again, pretty cocktail plates with cloth napkins and spreader knives will help each guest.