Trader Vic's Tiki Party! Cocktails and Food to Share with Friends

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The tiki volcano is erupting all over again, and now Trader Vic’s, the legendary purveyor of Polynesian food, drinks, and fantasy, wants to help us bring it all home. Step behind the bar and into the kitchen at Trader Vic’s and learn how to create the kind of tiki magic that made “the Trader” famous. It’s all here: recipes for 95 of the restaurant’s best-loved tropical cocktails and after-dinner drinks along with more than 35 party-friendly recipes for pupus, tidbits, finger food, entrées, and desserts—all ...
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Overview

The tiki volcano is erupting all over again, and now Trader Vic’s, the legendary purveyor of Polynesian food, drinks, and fantasy, wants to help us bring it all home. Step behind the bar and into the kitchen at Trader Vic’s and learn how to create the kind of tiki magic that made “the Trader” famous. It’s all here: recipes for 95 of the restaurant’s best-loved tropical cocktails and after-dinner drinks along with more than 35 party-friendly recipes for pupus, tidbits, finger food, entrées, and desserts—all adapted from the past and present menus of Trader Vic’s. Dozens of tips and ideas for inexpensive, easy tiki decorating and entertaining at home are included, as is a guide to the basics of bartending equipment and techniques. Whether it’s a blowout tiki party for friends or a spontaneous occasion to dust off the shaker, this book brings favorite concoctions from Trader Vic’s into your home.
  • An entertaining guide from Trader Vic’s restaurant including 130 recipes for cocktails, pupus, finger food, entrées, and desserts.
  • A follow-up to the popular THE GREAT TIKI DRINK BOOK.
  • Trader Vic’s has 21 company-owned and franchised restaurants around the world—from Emeryville, California; to Berlin, Germany; and Osaka, Japan.
  • Cocktail recipes include the Samoan Fog Cutter, the Tiki Puka Puka, Scorpion, the Kamaiina, and The Original Mai Tai, invented by Trader Vic himself in 1944.
  • Appetizer recipes include crowd-pleasing pan-Asian small plates and nibbles, like Crispy Prawns, Cha Siu Pork, Ahi Tuna Poke, and Key Lime Chiffon Tartlets.
  • Throw a rocking tiki party using the decorating, music-selection, bar-stocking, and menu-planning tips found here.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580085564
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press
  • Publication date: 3/15/2005
  • Pages: 180
  • Sales rank: 631,950
  • Product dimensions: 8.26 (w) x 8.34 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

STEVE SIEGELMAN has written or contributed to 14 cookbooks, including Firehouse Food. His television writing credits include Mexico One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless, Mario Eats Italy with Mario Batali, and Yan Can Cook with Martin Yan. Steve lives, works, and eats in Berkeley, California.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2014

    A Must-Have for any Tiki Fan!

    Wow, a lot of very fun drink recipes - with all of the originals. If you were ever a Trader Vic's fan, this book will renew your faith. Also plenty of good food recipes. Great buy for anyone with a Tiki twist in their plans

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2012

    Loved it!

    This cookbook is full of fun drinks and easy-to-make appetizers. My favorite part of the book though is the introduction which gives you the history of the Trader Vic's restaurant chain. I loved reading about the man who started Trader Vic's and how it became the success that it is today. If you love all things tiki, you will love this book.

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