Well, another round of applause is in order for the great people and local companies who helped us put together yet another successful tasting event. We couldn't have done it on our own and we are so grateful and appreciative for their support and generosity in sharing their talents! Thank you, Catherine of CALIMA Portraits for the beautiful photographs. See the list at the bottom of the post of all who participated and be sure to give them a call for your next party!
This "Around the World " themed event had three international food stations as well as some tray passed hors d'oeuvres and a dessert bar!
Also, click here to look through our Pinterest inspiration board and how we developed the theme and colors!
South of the Border
-Chicken Santa Fe- lime-marinated chicken breast, grilled to perfection over an open flame, served with a salsa fresco -Build Your Own Steak Fajita Bar- with fresh local Blue Mesa Ranch tender steak sautéed with red & green peppers and red onions, served with soft flour tortillas -Mexican Quinoa Salad- a colorful medley of quinoa, fresh tomatoes, lime, corn,black bean tossed in a garlic, cracked pepper, cumin, chili powder, fresh lime and olive oil dressing -Pork and Pineapple Tamales- fresh signature tamales with carnitas, mole sauce, baked pineapple, chili peppers and cilantro, wrapped in a corn husk shell
-Vietnamese Summer Rolls- fresh cilantro, basil, bean sprouts, red leaf lettuce and carrots all wrapped in rice paper, served with Thai peanut lime and a sweet chili dipping sauces -Pho Station- choice of beef meatballs or tofu with seasonal vegetables and rice noodles in broth with cilantro and onions -Steak Satay- with Teriyaki sauce
-Chicken Souvlaki Skewer- fresh grilled chicken breast seasoned with lemon, olive oil and Mediterranean herbs and served with tzatziki sauce -Greek Salad- Romaine, red onion, feta cheese, kalamata olives, sun-dried tomatoes, fresh diced tomatoes, pepperoncini peppers and cucumbers all tossed with our Mediterranean dressing -Warm Artichoke and Parmesan Dip- served with sliced baguettes and our signature pita chips -Beef Tenderloin Bruschetta- slow-roasted tenderloin with herbs & garlic, sliced thin and served on a thyme & roasted garlic toast point topped with a creamy tarragon horseradish sauce
Northwest Tray Passed Hors D'oeuvres
-Smoked Salmon Cakes- fresh wild Northwest in-house apple wood smoked salmon, served crisp, topped with a Cajun remoulade sauce -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 -Baby Red Potatoes- stuffed with sour cream, dill, Boursin cheese and chives
-Brownie Bites- a blend of bittersweet chocolate chunks, chips and Hershey's kisses -Meyer Lemon Bites- with a buttery, melt-in-your-mouth crust -Sweet & Salty Blondie Bites- chewy, buttery sea salt blondie bites featuring butterscotch and chocolate chips, walnuts piece and shredded coconut
-Lady Yum Signature Package- mini cake chocolate cake pops mini ombre frosted sugar cookies mini vanilla cupcakes salted caramel French macaroons
Citrus Iced Water Passion Orange Guava Sparkling Punch Vanilla Mint Lemonade Freshly Brewed Caffe Vita Coffee Service Assorted Hot Numi Teas
Venue: The Great Hall at Green Lake
Photographer: Calima Portraits
Event Planner: Pink Blossom Events
Flowers: Laurel's Floral Decor
Specialty Rentals: Vintage Ambiance
Stationary and Signage: Just Milled
Wine and Beer: Wine World & Spirits
Specialty Desserts: Lady Yum
Linen Rentals and Chair Covers: Platinum Designs
Photo Booth: Fun Frames
Rentals: AA Party Rentals
Striped Linen: Pedersen's Rentals