Monday, March 2, 2009

Simple Flower Arrangements Are The Best!

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I believe that simple but beautiful floral arrangements work the best for most all occasions, especially with food. Just a few stems in water and you're ready to go! Adding stones, pebbles or a frog to the vase to anchor the flowers is always a good idea. The pictures are examples of some arrangements that I have used with my catering...makes me think of spring...hopefully soon!

Winter Dinner Party

Getting the tables ready in the dining room for the hungry guests
Jessica serving my famous Tuna Tartare

Scrumptious Buffet Dinner

Had the pleasure a couple of weeks ago to cater a winter dinner party for my clients' Besty & Peter in their beautiful home in Hillsborough. Twenty eight guests came in from the cold to wine and dine with each other. I was a fun night and I will have fond memories of it for years to come. Below is the menu

Hor D’Ouevres
Tuna Tartare on Crispy Wonton with Edammame Wasabi Pure
Asparagus & Pea Risotto with Lemon & Manchego served in Spoons
Assorted Fine Cheeses with Crackers
Buffet Dinner
Roasted Butternut Squash Salad Tossed with
Champagne-Maple Dressing, Goat Cheese, Pecans and Bacon
Roasted Beef Tenderloin with Dijon Port Sauce on the side
Cabernet Stewed Shitake, Crimini & Portobello Mushrooms
Roasted Squashed Red & New Potatoes with Black Truffle Oil
Individual Roasted Corn Polenta Casseroles with Spinach & Gruyere
Sautéed Green Beans with Shallots & Cherry Tomatoes
Roasted Balsamic Vegetable Strudel with Goat Cheese