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Inwood Oaks, formerly the Prom Center, has been beautifully remodeled to provide a fresh, elegant space with sleek, modern elements, state-of-the-art-lighting and A/V system along with Mintahoe Catering & Events’ award-winning food and libations, exceptional service and customized experience. 

The venue features a grand ballroom and flexible spaces that can seat from 10 up to 1,000 guests, and can be transformed for any event from corporate meetings and trade shows to black tie galas and fundraisers to romantic weddings and more. Visit or call 612.253.0255 for more information.

Cucumber Planked Smoked Salmon with Fresh Dill and Seasoned Cream Cheese


  1. One English Cucumber
  2. 6 oz cold smoked salmon [LOX]
  3. 6 oz cream cheese
  4. 4 sprigs fresh dill
  5. 12 capers for garnish and flavor


  1. Mix cream cheese and ½ of dill chopped in mixer with a dash of pepper
  2. Score cucumber and slice circles approximately ¼ inch thick
  3. Use a melon baller to just hollow out a bit of cucumber flesh in center
  4. Put softened cream cheese mixture in a pipping bag [or use a baggie and cut the corner]
  5. Pipe into hollow out space in cucumber
  6. Fold Lox and lay over cream cheese mixture top with fresh dill sprig and caper
  7. Enjoy

Makes approximately 12 appetizers.

Poke Crostini


  1. 1 French baguette
  2. 1 tsp. Hoisen Sauce
  3. 2 T. aji mirin
  4. 2 T. soy sauce
  5. 2 T. sambal
  6. 1 T. sesame oil
  7. 1 T. fresh chopped cilantro
  8. Olive oil
  9. 8 oz. of diced yellow fin sushi grade tuna
  10. ½ diced avocado


  1. Slice baguette into thin slices
  2. Brush with olive oil
  3. Place on sheet pan and bake in 350 degree oven for 2-4 minutes until lightly toasted
  4. While baking, mix all ingredients together in stainless steel bowl with wire whisk
  5. Add 8 oz. of diced yellow fin sushi grade tuna and diced avocado
  6. Toss lightly
  7. Add a touch of lime juice
  8. Place on toasted crostini
  9. Garnish with a dollop of balsamic glaze, half a piece of ginger slice, a pinch of sliced scallions, and a dusting of black and white sesame seeds

Voila! Bon Appetite. This recipe makes approximately 15 appetizers.