09.13.2011 Complimentary Tasting Recap

September 22nd, 2011

Our September 13th tasting was a huge success! Thank you to all of our clients + friends who came to support us! In case you were unable to attend, we thought we’d share some highlights from the night. The Decatur House in downtown D.C., just a few blocks from the White House, made a beautiful backdrop for the evening.

On this balmy and beautiful Tuesday night we were able to set up both indoors and out. An array of color schemes and floral arrangements were displayed as well as different table settings and food stations. To fit the season, we offered two signature cocktails: Spiked Peach Iced Tea + Pomegranate Sparklers.

The night began with passed hors d’oeuvres including Roasted Yellow Beet Stacks, Figs Wrapped in Bacon, and Bite-size Korean Barbecue Tacos. The favorites of the night were the Lobster Orzo Bites, The Shrimp Croquette Lollipops and the Fish & Chips which were served with a shooter of Beer.

As guests mingled they could visit the Risotto Station, Churrascaria Station and a Vintage Buffet. Both stations were manned by one of our talented Chefs, who prepared and served the delectable dishes. The Risotto Station inspired by the season included Pumpkin Risotto, as well as Basil Infused Wild Mushroom Risotto.

The Churrascaria Station included Pink Peppercorn & Dark Rum Glazed Tenderloin, Pancetta Wrapped Chicken with Sage, Grilled Corn & Roasted Pepper Salad, Chipotle Mashed Potatoes and Asparagus Salad with Leeks & Grape Tomatoes. The Vintage Buffet offered a location for guests to serve themselves and included Pesto Parmesan Chicken Scallopini, Deviled Crab Stuffed Tilapia, Tortellini Alla Porcini, Couscous Pilaf with Apricot & Apple, and a fresh Haricot Vert Salad.

For guests with a sweet tooth, we offered a dessert display with a selection of sweets. There was everything from assorted Mini Whoopi Pies, White Chocolate Mint Truffles, Double Chocolate Demiline and even a Savory + Sweet Bacon Ice Cream.

As a thank you for joining us, we offered guests sweet Cranberry Morello Cherry Jam favors in miniature jars.

Thank you to Volanni Floral Design for the fabulous arrangements, the Decatur House, Chris Laich Music, and Perfect Settings. Also, a special thanks to Moshe Zusman Photography Studio for sharing his amazing work with us! Cheers to an eventful year!

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