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Entertaining: Patio Party, with recipes

Event planner Rachel Hollis throws an herb-themed garden party

Written by Krissa Rossbund and Julianne Hilmes
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    Rosemary has a distinctive aroma that will remind you of walking through a glade of fir trees. It is best used with a light hand. These recipes from Camden Drive caterers of Beverly Hills, California, show off the many uses for rosemary--in baking, roasting, cooking, and a savory sauce for a sweet dessert.

    Los Angeles-based caterer Camden Drive specializes in exquisite food, vintage cocktails, classic technique, and innovative presentation.

    Check your pantry for these necessary items before shopping:

    • Butter, unsalted (need 1/2 cup [1 stick] + 3 tablespoons)
    • Sugar (need about 1 cup)
    • Flour (need 1-1/4 cups)
    • Eggs (need 6)
    • Extra-virgin olive oil (need about 1 cup)
    • Kosher salt (need 1 1/2 teaspoons)
    • Black pepper

    Specialty grocery store

    • Gray sea salt, such as Celtic or Sel Gris
    • 1 (10- to 12-ounce) jar fig jam
    • Pomegranate molasses
    • 6 (10-ounce) whole dressed and boned trout
    • Sherry vinegar from Jerez, Spain

    Produce

    • 1 large bunch or 4 packages fresh rosemary (need 35 sprigs)
    • 2 lemons
    • 1 large orange (for peel and juice)
    • 1 to 2 Bosc pears
    • 1 pint blackberries
    • 1 small red onion
    • 1 pound package mixed greens (need 6 cups)
    • 1 to 2 pints baby heirloom tomatoes

    Grocery

    • Lemon juice (for brushing pears)
    • 1 (10-ounce) package couscous
    • 1 (32-ounce) container chicken broth
    • 1 (16- to 18-ounce) jar seedless blackberry preserves or jam
    • Balsamic vinegar (need 1 tablespoon)
    • Sugar cubes

    Baking aisle

    • White pepper
    • Orange extract
    • Unseasoned bread crumbs

    Fish counter

    • 12 jumbo or colossal shrimp

    Dairy

    • 2 (15-ounce) containers whole milk ricotta cheese
    • 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese

    Specialty cheeses and meat

    • 4 ounces Gruyère, plus additional for sprinkling
    • 4 ounces pancetta (need 6 slices)
    • 3 ounces French or Greek feta (need 6 tablespoons)

    Alcohol

    • 1 bottle Brut Champagne
    • 1 bottle V.S. Cognac
    • Angostura bitters
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