Brie baked in puff pastry (Brie en croute) is a cocktail party classic. The cheese comes out warm, easily spreadable and delicious. To make this appetizer even more festive, stuff it with fresh grapes – in season from California through January. The result is simply luscious, not overly sweet, the grapes still juicy, savoury with fresh herbs and colourful to boot. If you can, substitute French brie with a brie-like cheese from a local producer. Either way, the dish is easy to prepare and the results dependable and gratifying.