Personally, I think appetizers are just better than entrées. It’s a simple, irrefutable fact, like breakfast is better than dinner.
To test my theory, I made four appetizers that span the spectrum from hors d’oeuvre to first course. And I was right. They are better than entrées.
GRAPES ROLLED IN GOAT CHEESE
4 oz. goat cheese, room temperature
24 red or green seedless grapes, rinsed and patted dry
1/3 c. finely chopped toasted walnuts
1/4 c. minced chives
Note: These may be prepared up to 6