From the Middle East comes one of our most popular cuisines for a cocktail station. Featured at this station are delicacies like baba ghanouj, hummus, dolma (grape leaves stuffed with seasoned rice) chopped Israeli salad, grilled and marinated vegetables (grilled asparagus, eggplant, portabella mushrooms, red peppers, squash and zucchini), couscous with chopped fruit, Greek and assorted olives, and accompanying toasted pita points. Upgrade this station with tilapia, pan sautéed with pistachio nut, fig butter or whole poached salmon stuffed with spinach, and red and yellow peppers. Salmon is waiter served, while chef prepares tilapia live, at the station. Another option is to add Falafel with all the fixings as a less expensive upgrade. Additionally, this station can also feature assorted kebobs and/or schwarma.
An oasis of cycad palms, camel shaped bowls, camel statuary, palm print pattern baskets and boxes lend themselves to this station to create a "Midnight at the Oasis" feel that sets the mood, carrying the theme of the cuisine to an impressive level.