it comes to entertaining, even the food can echo the holiday theme.
Executive Chef Andrew Pantano of Culinary Creations � in Hillsborough likes
to serve Italian torta as a side dish because its red-and-green
layers resemble a Christmas cake. The torta is made of focaccia
bread and mascarpone and cream cheeses, fresh basil pesto and sun-dried
Pantano is famous for his Winter Wonderland parties, which incorporate smoke machines, mirrors and dried ice. For a scaled-down version, people can line their table with mirrors, which reflect not only the food, but also the chandelier.
New Jersey House and Home Magazine
Winter/Holiday 2001 edition