Instead of serving the usual chips and dip as appetizers at your holiday party at Rittenhouse Claridge, why don't you think about getting a little fancy? Prepare some of these elegant appetizers that your guests are sure to love:

Baked Prosciutto and Brie with Apple Butter [Cooking Channel TV]
If you need an appetizer to make at the last minute, this one is certainly a good choice. Your visitors will never know, though, that this combination of apple butter, brie, and prosciutto was so easy to prepare.

Spinach and Goat Cheese Tartlets [Food Network]
If you've made other appetizers with phyllo dough, you'll understand why it works so well in this recipe. Use the dough to form a small cup and fill it with herbs, spices, spinach, and goat cheese. This appetizer is light, but flavorful.

Mexican Shrimp Cocktail [My Recipes]
To add a Mexican twist to your menu, make this Mexican shrimp cocktail. Garnish with freshly ground pepper and serve with tortilla chips.