Culinista Kitchen®,  Health

Ready for the Zombie App-ocalypse

by The Culinistas

When throwing a Halloween party you’ve got to be prepared for anything — running out of booze is basically the equivalent to a party zombie apocalypse. A good rule of thumb is to have 1 bottle of wine on hand per guest, depending on the crowd. Need ideas for what to fill the cauldron with? We suggest our Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble (aka our Apple Toddy).

When it comes to the (vampire) bites, think of a few dishes you can turn into playful party fare, either by doctoring up the name or playing with ingredients and textures.

Here’s a sample menu to get you started. Too spooked to go it alone? Book a Culinista for your Halloween party and all you’ll have to worry about is keeping that Marilyn Monroe wig looking tops.

Appetizers (pick two)

Shrimp with Spicy Blood Sauce

(Spicy Shrimp Cocktail)

A classic shrimp cocktail with elevated poaching liquid & tomato-horseradish dip

Lamb Brain Meatballs

(Lamb Meatballs with Herb Sauce)

Lamb, prune & shallot meatballs balanced with parsley and a mint-parsley sauce

Devilish Eggs

(Avocado Deviled Eggs)

Avocado & watercress filled egg whites with pickled shallots as garnish

Family Style Dinner

Pumpkin & Kale Salad

(Winter Baby Kale Salad)

Kale & sweet potato salad with pomegranate, pumpkin seeds, and mint

Steak’d Through the Heart

(Cumin Steak with Roasted Tomato Sauce)

High heat steak with mediterranean peppery roasted tomato sauce

Whole Head Cauliflower

(Tahini Roasted Cauliflower)

A tahini-crusted cauliflower with a sweet chive sauce


Bowl of Eyeballs

(Grapes & Almonds)

Grapes, raisins, almonds & a little spice