The food you offer to your guests during the cocktail hour sets the tone for the rest of the reception. So it's worth taking care in selecting it, paying attention to both the presentation and taste. The little bites shown here are exquisite, but not pretentious. The light ingredients may seem lavish, but all are balanced by something familiar: In a canape, that's a small piece of bread.
A deviled quail egg dressed with caviar and dill sits atop a piece of pumpernickel.
Roasted wild mushrooms lie on a bed of Robiola, a mild and soft Italian cheese.