September Open House Tasting

What a beautiful event our September Tasting was! Guests arrived at The Woodhouse Wine Estates in Woodinville on a crisp autumn evening and were greeted with warm butternut squash soup shooters, crab cakes, and brie and poached pear purses, followed by a bountiful dinner buffet sampling of Twelve Basket favorites! Lola Event Floral and Design created the most beautiful arrangements, rentals were provided through AA Party Rentals, Woodhouse shared their wine,  Lady Yum provided sweet treats, and the lovely Cozbi Jean captured it all!

Dinner Menu

Grilled Flank Steak local Blue Mesa Ranch steaks marinated in red wine, garlic and our special blend of spices, then seared to perfection over an open flame and served with our tri-peppercorn & sherry sauce Braised Fresh Wild Salmon locally caught fresh wild salmon braised with lemons, white wine and capers  served with a light pesto garlic cream sauce Apple Smoked Chicken Breast locally raised chicken breast smoked in-house with apple chips and served with a blackberry balsamic sauce  Vegan Stuffed Artichokes with Curried Rice brown rice tossed with water chestnuts, soft tofu, peppers and green olives and then baked Pumpkin Ravioli served with a nutmeg cream sauce Vegan Quinoa Rotelle Pasta a corn & quinoa pasta tossed in truffle oil and tossed in our homemade marinara primavera sauce    Seasonal Sautéed Vegetables an eclectic mix of market fresh vegetables Mixed Field Greens Pear Salad fresh mixed greens served with poached pears, candied walnuts, Gorgonzola cheese and Champagne vinaigrette   Fresh Macrina Bakery Sliced Artisan Bread and assorted rolls served with butter 

Lady Yum Signature Dessert Package mini cake chocolate cake pops ombre cookies mini vanilla cupcakes mini spice cupcakes salted caramel French macarons

Venue: The Woodhouse Wine Estates

Food: Twelve Baskets Catering

Desserts: Lady Yum

Florist: Lola Event Floral and Design

Rentals: AA Party Rentals

Photography: Cozbi Jean Photography

The Knot 2013 “Best of Weddings” Awarded!

We were thrilled and honored to hear from The Knot that we have been recognized as one of the best caterers in Washington, based on our highly rated reviews that we have received from our happy clients! Thank you for your support, and we are so grateful for the wonderful events we get to be a part of.

The award will be made public on January 23rd, so keep your ears peeled to hear about the other top vendors!

January Open House Tasting!

Every year, after the big Seattle Wedding Show, we host a big little wedding show (of sorts)! We gather together some of our favorite vendors and put on an event to show off all of our talents! We hope that you can come see us in action and get a taste 😉 of what we can do!

We will be at 415 Westlake on January 24th from 5:00pm until 8:00pm serving up some inspirational food, drinks, treats, and ideas! RSVP here and we look forward to seeing you there!

Here is a list of some of the awesome vendors participating!

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}  

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!

Click HERE to RSVP!!!

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!

Open House Tasting at Robinswood House in Bellevue {Tuesday, October 16th}

Open House Tasting

Tuesday, October 16th at Robinswood House in Bellevue from 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Please join us and sample some wonderful miniaturized summer BBQ items!

Be ready to start salivating, here is a small taste of what is to come!

mini burgers with caramelized onion aioli

mini corn bread muffins with honey butter

apple smoked chicken skewers with blackberry balsamic sauce

mini bbq pulled pork sandwiches 

mini strawberry spinach salads

For more info and to RSVP, please click here!

 

Fall Open House Tasting at Woodhouse Wine Estates

Fall Open House Tasting

Please join us for an evening of food and drinks at Woodhouse Wine Estates in Woodinville this coming Wednesday night, September 26th, from 6pm until 8pm. We'll be sharing some of this season's bounty and WWE will be pouring some of their yummy wine. We will also have some delicious treats from Lady Yum available! Lola Event Floral and Design will be showing off some of their talents and Cozbi Jean Photography will be taking pictures throughout the event.  Come say hi,  learn some things about these awesome vendors, and see if we are a great fit for your next catered event!

Here is a sneak peek sampling of what we will have to taste!

Butternut Squash Soup Shooters

Grilled Flank Steak with our tri-peppercorn & sherry sauce

Braised Fresh Wild Salmon

Apple Smoked Chicken Breast with a blackberry balsamic sauce

Stuffed Artichoke with Curried Rice

Pumpkin Ravioli with a nutmeg cream sauce

Vegan Quinoa Rotelle Pasta with our homemade marinara primavera

Chocolate Cake Pops

Ombre Sugar Cookies

Salted Caramel French Macarons

And much more!

Please RSVP here. We hope to see you there!

 

     

Join us at the Amore Wedding Showcase

We're a proud sponsor of the Amore Wedding Showcase, coming up soon on Friday, April 13th at The Event Center at Gold Creek.  Check this event page for the details, and come enjoy some tasty Twelve Baskets fare! A short blurb from the event page: "This is how you imagined planning your wedding. An intimate night spent sipping on your favorite beverage, nibbling savory bites and enjoying decadent desserts while surrounded with beautiful flowers. Enjoy the company of the area's premier wedding professionals with unique ideas to make your day special."