Late Night Snack // A Cereal Station!

We had been thinking about how to incorporate cereal into our menu for a little while now; such a tasty treat that often gets forgotten! We were contacted recently by Seattle Bride Magazine asking for ideas of late night snacks to print in their upcoming spring/summer issue, so we thought it was the perfect opportunity to put the cereal bar to the test! We set up a mock station with all the goodies and fixings and did a little photo shoot! Afterwards, we all went to town and got a little sugar high in the afternoon!  We hope you like it!  The options are practically endless, but you could choose from sugary nostalgic childhood favorites to a more healthy granola and Kashi route. We can set up an apothecary jar and vase filled DIY station or serve them up tray-passed with a milk shooter that the guests would pour over the cereal themselves! Ask one of our sales coordinators about the options for this fun and interactive item at your next event. Here is a direct link to Seattle Bride's feature on Midnight Snack Ideas where our cereal bar was showcased.   {colored bowls and ceramic spoons not available}  

Lindsay and Joel’s Georgetown Wedding

Joel and Lindsay were married at the beautiful Georgetown Studios which, unfortunately, is not able to host any more weddings and events! However, we just love this wedding too much to not share : ) Afton Vander Pol with The Invisible Hostess did a wonderful job helping plan and coordinate the fantastic day with details that make us keep coming back for more! It was a Tuscan themed wedding with airy colors of  Ivory, White, Blush and Burlap.  Breadsticks, cheeses, and olives lined the long guest tables and each place setting had a cute little bottle of olive oil as a favor! There was a cigar bar outside and mini cookie and milk shooters for a late night snack! Jean-Marcus Strole did an amazing job capturing this unforgettable event! Rentals: AA Party Rentals http://www.aaparty.com/ Dessert: individual mini cakes on handmade cake platters created by the bride!  

Menu:

Rainbow cheese tortellini

with Pesto Garlic Cream Sauce and grilled chicken

Penne Pasta

with Sun-dried Tomato Cream Sauce

Caesar Salad

 with Romaine, fresh Parmesan, housemade croutons, black olives & cherry tomatoes and our signature Caesar dressing

Mixed Field Greens

 with housemade caramelized walnuts, dried cranberries, Gorgonzola

cheese and a raspberry vinaigrette

Essential Baking rolls and sliced Toscano loaves

 served with butter

Andrea and Vince’s Romantic Castle Wedding

What a gorgeous winter wedding this was last January at Thornewood Castle! Katie at Red Sparrow Photography did a beautiful job of photographing this sweet couple and all of the dreamy little details that made this intimate wedding so special! We had some yummy hors d'oeuvres tray passed after the ceremony and then there was a royal seated dinner followed by dessert from NY Cupcakes.  The colors were just perfect with napkins and runners from Express Linen Rentals to match!

Tray-Passed Hors D'oeuvres following the ceremony

Stuffed Artichoke Bottoms

artichoke bottoms marinated in our Italian dressing, stuffed with crab or salmon mousse and garnished with capers

Caprese Skewers

grape tomatoes, fresh mozzarella balls and basil on bamboo skewers with a balsamic & white truffle oil drizzle

Brie and Poached Pear Purses

D'Anjou pears poached in mulling spices over a slice of Brie in an Athens phyllo shell, topped with a caramelized walnut

Boursin Cheese Puffs

homemade puff pastry filled with Boursin cheese mousse

Plated Dinner Menu

 

Fresh Assorted Macrina Bakery Rolls

served with butter

 

Mixed Field Greens

Fresh mixed greens served with caramelized walnuts, dried cranberries, Gorgonzola cheese and raspberry vinaigrette.

Beef Tenderloin Medallions

Petite filet mignon steaks from the local Blue Mesa Ranch, seared with olive oil, pepper, garlic, and our special blend of spices and served with our special blackberry balsamic demi sauce

Garlic Roasted Fresh Wild Salmon

locally caught fresh wild salmon marinated with sautéed garlic, fresh rosemary and sherry, then roasted and served with a creamy lemon dill sauce

Grilled Asparagus

Tender asparagus spears grilled with garlic, sea salt, and extra virgin olive oil

Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

 

Winter Wonderland Open House Tasting

Please join us at E.M. Fine Art gallery in South Lake Union, Thursday November 15th from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. We will be sharing some of our favorite hors d'oeuvres and a few of our favorite vendors will be sharing their secrets and showing off their talents as well!  There will be Wine, Bubbles, and Beer from Wine World and Spirits, and some scrumptious winterized mini desserts will be provided by Lady Yum as well!

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Here is a sneak peek at some of the cozy appetizers we will be sharing, with many more to try!

Brie and Poached Pear Purses D'Anjou pears poached in mulling spices over a slice of Brie in an Athens phyllo shell, topped with a caramelized walnut and a lavender-infused honey drizzle

Fresh Herb and Manchego Cheese Risotto Cakes Arborio Italian rice sauteed with sweet onions, finished with fresh minced herbs and Manchego cheese,  topped with our roasted red pepper aioli

Savory Chevre Tartlets mini flower pastry shells stuffed with exotic Peppadew Peppers and topped with our honey sweetened Chevre cheese

Apple Smoked Chicken Satay locally raised chicken breast smoked in-house with apple chips and served with a blackberry balsamic sauce

Steak Satay fresh local Blue Mesa Ranch flank steak on bamboo skewers  served in our tri-peppercorn & sherry sauce

Individual Cedar Plank Salmon fresh wild salmon in a thyme apple cider marinade, baked and served on mini cedar planks, topped with caramelized onion aioli

Crab Cakes served with a fire-roasted poblano creme fraiche

Pecan Pie Bites sweet pie shell tartlets filled with our whiskey pecan pie filling

Apple Pie Bites sweet pie shell tartlets filled with tart apple cinnamon filling, topped with a brown sugar streusel and a dollop of fresh whipped cream

We hope that you will join us and we look forward to meeting you and talking more about your upcoming event!

Meet the Vendors!