These snappy morsels are served skewered on toothpicks and make a fine introduction to the evening's festivities. Adapted from Dennis Cakebread's recipe.
Wine recommendations: Duck works well with everything from sparkling wine and off-dry whites to full-bodied Cabernets and Merlots. Why not try the poppers with their inventor's wine, the Cakebread 1999 Merlot? Hugel's 2000 Cuvée Les Amours Pinot Blanc from Alsace is a great predinner white-wine choice.