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The Cocktail Party

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The Cocktail Party

Eat Drink Play Recover

By Mary Giuliani; Mario Batali (Foreword by)

Ballantine Books, Hardcover, 9780553393507, 256pp.

Publication Date: October 27, 2015

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Description
THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO THROWING THE PERFECT PARTY FROM ONE OF TODAY S MOST SOUGHT-AFTER CATERERS.

When A-listers want to host a standout event, they call New York caterer Mary Giuliani. Her motto? Eat. Drink. Play. Recover. She prefers a simple yet special approach to entertaining but still manages to make the ordinary extraordinary. Now Mary is sharing all her secrets, along with tried-and-true planning tips, inventive menus, whimsical recipes, and delicious stories everything you need to know to get your ducks in a row and your pigs in their blankets to stage the perfect party for a range of special occasions, including
New Year's Eve: Banana Pancake Bites, Mini Kale and Fontina Breakfast Pies, and Champagne Jell-O
Game Day: MACO (Mac and Cheese Taco) with Guacamole, Banoffee Cream Pie in a Mug, and Beergaritas
Awards Season: Chicken Satay, Edamame Dumplings, and Easiest Champagne Drink Ever
Cinco de Mayo: Spicy Pigs, Sweet Quesadilla Bites, and Grapefruit-Jalapeno Margaritas
Thanksgiving: Turkey with Cranberry on Mini Pumpkin Muffins, Mashed Potato Popovers with Mozzarella, and Tipsy Turkey Martinis
Christmas: Mini Grilled Cheese with Fontina and OTTO Black Truffle Honey, Baked Italian Mini Doughnuts, and Italian Eggnog
Each party theme comes with a festive Snacktivity that turns your favorite foods and toppings into an eye-popping set piece (think frittata bar, soup-sipping station, DIY grilled cheese party). Mary also offers up Big Stories to get the conversation flowing, a Party Calculator to plan how much to buy and prep per guest, and advice for stocking your Party Closet so you can quickly turn a casual drop-by into a fabulous time. Whether you host get-togethers once a week or once a year, this handy guide has all you need to eat, drink, and be, well, Mary.
Praise for Mary Giuliani and The Cocktail Party

A handbook for living well and appreciating life with joyous abandon. Mario Batali, from the Foreword
When Mary Giuliani caters a party at your home, guests eat more, drink more, and linger longer, and when they do finally leave they ask for to-go bags. All-encompassing but never fussy, clever but never pretentious, Mary's approach to food and entertaining is warm and familiar without ever sacrificing on quality and sophistication. Ariel Foxman, editorial director, InStyle
Mary pulls it all together with effortless panache, and all I can ever remember the next day besides the fact that I drank too much is how delicious everything was and how much fun I had. That is why I have her saved on my phone as Party Expert. Jonathan Van Meter, author and contributing editor, Vogue and New York


About the Author
Mary Giuliani is a party and lifestyle expert and owner of Mary Giuliani Catering and Events. She has maintained a loyal client roster that includes J.Crew, Vogue, the Rolling Stones, Bradley Cooper, Stella McCartney, Carolina Herrera, HBO, and many more. Mary has appeared on Today, Good Morning America, and Barefoot Contessa, among other national media. In 2013 she partnered with chef Mario Batali on a catering collaboration called MARIObyMary. Mary splits her time between New York City s Chelsea neighborhood and Woodstock, New York, with her husband Ryan, and daughter, Gala."
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