The best Halloween party ever, thanks to Allen Brothers treats and sweets
My favorite costumes of the night: Four guys showed up dressed up like characters from Braveheart, with kilts and long wild wigs. Someone showed up as an enormous bunch of Fruit of the Loom grapes. My friends Jim and Allison came as a giant two-person truck, and somehow managed to “drive” through the room filled with a hundred-plus guests.
The best part of the evening? Food that ingeniously captured the Halloween spirit. I brought Allen Brothers cocktail franks in puff pastry—miniature hot dogs all costumed up in flaky, buttery pastry shells—along with the always-beloved bacon-wrapped quail appetizers (exquisitely tender quail dressed up in strips of luscious bacon). Also playing a starring role: Allen Brothers party-perfect samosas: juicy, hand-chopped white and dark chicken flavored with ginger, onions, and water chestnuts and brilliantly disguised in crunchy spring-roll wrappers.
And… drum roll please… for dessert? I ordered (from Allen Brothers, of course!) chef Art Smith’s Red Velvet and Hummingbird cupcakes, so festive in their snow-white hats of cream-cheese icing. My friends already insisted I bring the same treats to their party next year! Done. Hope you had a fabulous Halloween weekend too.