Well, mefites, you came through for me last year
, and now I need your help again.
The bar gets raised a little every year at this annual holiday party/appetizer contest.
Here are some things I neglected to mention last year:
1) We live in Seattle, so fresh, excellent seafood is actually quite routine for everyone here. :)
2) Bacon is ALWAYS over-represented at this event.
3) Discrete, individual servings are nice but not necessary. If it tastes good enough, it doesn't matter if you have to lop off or scoop out your own serving.
4) Something that's so common where you live that you'd never consider entering it in a contest might be almost unheard of here. That Southern staple, Pimiento Cheese Spread, for example, always amazes and delights food snobs in the Pacific Northwest.
So, what do you suggest?