I'm having a cocktail party at the end of July for my 40th (aaarrrgghhhhh) birthday. DH wants to hire a bartender to mix authentic cocktails, so that's really the focus. I don't want to do canapes as such, but am aware people will need something. Also don't live in UK, and here (Austria) there is not the selection of prepared foods, so can't just go out and buy a load of vol-au-vents or whatever.
I'm thinking bread, really nice cheeses, olives, grapes, cheese straw-type-things... any other ideas? Should be easy to eat and stress-free for me - maximum work should be a bit of assemblage!
Have invited 50 people, guess about 30 will come, as not everyone will be able to fly over.