Sunday, August 29, 2010

Birthday Party Picnic Dinner "Indoors"

Catered a wonderful Birthday Party last night for new clients' Claire and her husband Don, it was his birthday celebration dinner party. We had planned an outdoor "BBQ/Picnic" feel for this party with the table outside. So with mother nature handing us 60 degree weather just days after we were sweltering in 102 degree weather, we had to move the table for 30 indoors, but it worked out great!
To enhance the feel of a picnic/bbq I used a classic red and white gingham patterned table cloth and I matched the servers with blue and white gingham shirts for their uniform. My design plan was a success giving a great summery picnic feel to the evening along with simple white roses on the tables and candles. The servers passed 4 delicious hor d'ouevres then seated salad, dinner and to top it off-birthday cake!

I still get inspired after doing hundreds of events over the years, I really enjoy it. We can get inspired together; just call me next time you want to host a party and YOU can be a guest at your next big bash!

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Lori's Birthday Party in San Jose

A beautiful garden setting
Chilled Orange Tarragon Salmon in "Spoons" with Caper Aioli

Little bites just waiting to be bitten!

More delicious food

Catered a wonderful birthday party for a new client in her beautiful Spanish style home in San Jose this past Saturday night. My friendly and courteous staff passed Hor D'Ouevres and some delectable appetizers were placed on two buffet tables adjacent to the patio through French doors. The weather was perfect, not too hot or cold... A fabulous garden party with little white lights dangling in the patio and smooth jazz playing in the background made for a perfect back drop to the event. The menu was a mix of sophisticated items and good old comfort food, like mini chicken pot pies...the perfect size for a hor d'ouevres. The chilled orange tarragon Salmon in "Spoons" with caper aioli was the big hit of the night, it was the perfect fresh and light little morsel for a summer night. More scrumptious items that were enjoyed by the party guests included, Mini BBQ Pork Sliders and Gazpacho Soup "Shots". Lori, her husband, friends and family really enjoyed themselves; when you hire Butler For Hire Catering in the San Francisco bay area, you become a guest at your own party and why not? You deserve it...Are you hungry yet? and are we having fun yet? Why...yes we are!!

Asparagus gruyere Cheese Tartlets
Gazpacho Soup "Shots"
Petite Lamb Chops with Honey Mint Sauce
Mini BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders
Chilled Orange Tarragon Salmon with Arugula & Caper Aioli in "Spoons"
Swiss Fondue with Herbed Focaccia & Vegetable Crudites
Tuna Tartare on Crispy Wonton with Wasabi Edammame Puree
Mini Chicken Pot Pies
Crab & Monterey Jack Cheese Stuffed Mushroom Caps

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Gazpacho Soup "Shots" So cool and refreshing!

Petite Lamb Chops with Fresh Honey Mint Sauce So tender and delicious...savor every bite!

Tuna Tartare on Crispy Wonton with Wasabi Edammame Puree...The most popular item among all of my parties, all of the time!

BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders, the hit of this Summer Season and I bet you could not eat just one!