Monday, January 12, 2015

Colorful Latin-Inspired Nuptials

Laura is a beautiful bride, but she is also an amazing wedding planner!  She created a unique and vibrant design for her nuptials in November at the Texas Discovery Gardens, and it looked beautiful!  The Latin inspiration followed to the reception menu (see below), which featured regional and world cuisines.  Even though it was chilly outside, it felt like a warm summer bash inside!

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Menu Card and Colorful Napkin

Blue Wedding, Latin Flair, Dallas Weddings, Texas Discovery Gardens, Culinary Art Catering
Design Inspiration

Texas Discovery Gardens, Dallas Weddings, Culinary Art Catering
Wedding Ceremony

Cocktail Hour, Hors d'Oeuvres, Appetizers, Wedding Food, Culinary Art Catering
Ceviche Shooter

Wedding Food, Cocktail Hour, Hors d'Oeuvres, Dallas Weddings, Culinary Art Catering
Mini Beef Empanadas with Chorizo


PASSED HORS D’OEUVRES 
Risotto Fritters with Ham and Cheese 
Mini Beef Empanadas with Chorizo
Ceviche Shooter
Calamata Olive & Artichoke Tarts
  Based on 80 Pieces of Each

DINNER STATIONS 
Garden Salad 
Iceburg and Romaine Lettuces, Roma Tomatoes, and Julienne Carrots
Served with Italian Dressing and Classic Ranch Dressing

Served in Cosmo Glass from a station with choice of dressing on the side

Paella Station 
Saffron Rice with Shrimp, Chicken Breast, Topped with
Shishito Peppers as Garnish - Served As Mini Plate 

Beef Tenderloin Kabobs 
Cube of Beef Tenderloin, Cube of Onion, Slice of Pepper

THANK-YOU TAKE-AWAYS
Cinnamon Sugar Churros  
Served in Bamboo Cones as Guests Left Reception

The bride also created her own red wine sangria and white wine punch for the event - delicious!

Monday, January 5, 2015

Intimate Wedding Dinner

Happy New Year!

We were so excited to work with Alissa and Mathew on their recent wedding!  They previously exchanged vows on the beach, but re-did their wedding in style for in-town guests.  They used the boardroom of their apartment building for an intimate dinner reception that truly reflected their love for fine dining - featuring a duo-plate of Filet and Lobster and White-Chocolate Dipped Bing Cherries.  Scroll to the bottom to view their full menu.

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Winter Wonderland Tablescape

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Tuna Carpaccio

Wedding Food, Dallas Weddings, Appetizers, Culinary Art Catering
Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp Skewer

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Spinach & Strawberry Salad

Filet Mignon, Lobster Tail, Wedding Food, Fine Dining, Culinary Art Catering
Filet and Lobster-Tail 

Wedding Desserts, Dallas Weddings, Culinary Art Catering
White Chocolate Dipped Bing Cherries


PASSED HORS D'OEUVRES DURING COCKTAIL HOUR

Warm Brie En Croute
Rich Double Crème Brie Cheese with Apricot Marmalade & Roasted Pistachios
In a Light, Flaky Puff Pastry Dough
 
Tuna Carpaccio
Tuna Carpaccio Infused with Lemongrass and Served on a Wonton Crisp
 
Bacon Wrapped Chicken Skewer
Flavorful Chicken Thigh Meat Wrapped With Crispy, Brown Sugar Bacon
Drizzled With Balsamic-Date Reduction
 
Mini Fish Taco
Crunchy Corn Taco Shell Filled with Pan Seared, Fork Flaked Tilapia
Topped with House-made Srirachi Pepper Cream & a Splash of Lime 

Backyard BBQ Boats
Mini Hot Dogs and French Fries with Ketchup and Mustard
Served in Bamboo Boats
  
PLATED SALAD COURSE
Spinach Salad with Strawberries & Pecans & Apple Dressing Served in Cosmo Glass  
Assorted Dinner Rolls and Soft Butter

MAIN COURSE
8 oz Filet  Mignon  - Medium Rare
Poached Lobster Tail with Lemon Garlic Drawn Butter on Side 
With Smashed Red Potatoes and 
Crisp Haricot Vert
 
DESSERT COURSE
White Chocolate Dipped Red Cherries with Silver Sprinkle Balls
Wedding Cake Provided by Frosted Art Bakery

Their amazing menu was enhanced by unique beverage options, including:

SIGNATURE DRINK
 "Fairy Godmother Velvet Snowflake"
2 Parts Vanilla Vodka
1 Part White Creme de Cacao
1.5 Parts White Chocolate Irish Cream
Served in Martini Glasses with Silver Sugar Rimming

Hot Cocoa Bar
Creamy Hot Chocolate Served with Assorted Toppings to Include: 
Chocolate Shavings, Whipped Cream, Crushed Peppermint, Cinnamon Sticks and Candied Orange Peel

Monday, December 29, 2014

Backyard Wedding Bash

It is always such a pleasure to work with seasoned wedding professionals, especially someone like Melanie Hill with Exceptional Events!  Melanie brought us the cutest couple for a wedding reception at the Mother-of-the-Groom's house.  What is typically a relaxing retreat in their backyard was transformed into a beautifully eclectic wedding reception!  This party was enhanced by some great beats by Jay Fox Productions and an absolutely delectable menu (scroll to the bottom to see what all they ate!)
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Tablescape

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Backyard Reception

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Cocktail Hour

Tomato Soup Shooter, Buffalo Chicken, Wedding Food, Culinary Art Catering
Cocktail Hour

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Gold Rimmed Champagne Toast

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Milkshake and Cookie Shooters



Butler-Passed During Cocktail Hour 
Tomato Soup Shooter with Grilled Cheese Cut into Heart Shapes
Mini Pizza Bites
Buffalo Chicken Skewers in Bamboo Boat with Ranch
Mini Hot Dogs with Spicy Mustard

PRE-PLATED SALAD COURSE  
Mini Wedge Salad with Diced Tomatoes, and Bleu Cheese on Square Salad Plate
Crumbled Bacon in Small Bowls at Each Table as Topping
Ranch and Balsamic Dressings at Each Table
Served with Rolls and Whipped Salted Butter

PLATED MEAL 
 Filet Mignon with Red Wine Demi-Glace
Lobster Meat Drizzled with Drawn Butter in Cosmo Glass
Crisp Haricots Verts
Garlic Whipped Potatoes

 DESSERTS 
Mini Milkshake and Cookie Shots
Creamy Chocolate Milkshake Shots with M&M Cookies
Vanilla Milkshake Shots with Snickerdoodle Cookies

Specialty Coffee Bar
Gourmet Coffee, Traditional Condiments (creamer, sugar, artificial sweetener)
Additional Toppings: Whipped Cream, Assorted Flavored Syrups, Chocolate Curls, Cinnamon Sticks

Champagne TOAST
Sparkling Champagne Toast Garnished with Gold Sugar-Rimming on Flutes

Monday, December 22, 2014

Vintage Nuptials

This October, Emily finally said "I Do" at the Frisco Heritage Center in their beautiful vintage chapel.  The celebration of love continued in the Frisco Depot where she was surrounded by family and friends (and good food!).  Her inspiration for the day included soft dusty pastel tones and vintage accents. 
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Vintage Flair


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Tree Stump Cake

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Frisco Heritage Depot

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Rustic Wedding

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Mini BBQ Brisket Tacos

Wedding Food, Cocktail Hour, Hors d'Oeuvres, Appetizers, Culinary Art Catering
Antipasti Crostini

Buffet, Wedding, Frisco Heritage, Culinary Art Catering
Plates and Flowers

Mixed Vegetables, Wedding Food, Culinary Art Catering
Antipasto Display

Frisco Heritage Center, Chapel Wedding, Culinary Art Catering
Chapel Stained Glass


Her delicious menu included:

PASSED HORS D' OEUVRES DURING COCKTAIL HOUR

Antipasti Crostini
Olives, Julienne Salami and Shredded Parmesan on Toasted Baguette

Calamata Olive Tapenade Crostini
With Shredded Feta Cheese & Roasted Pepper Paste

Mini BBQ Brisket Tacos

HORS D' OEUVRE STATIONS 7:15 – 8:45PM
Display of International Cheese
Such as Double Crème Brie, Dutch Gouda, Boursin, French Port Salut
Garnished With Grapes & Strawberries Served With Water Crackers & Lavosh

Antipasto Display
Assorted Fire Grilled Vegetables, Peppers and Olives, Herb Marinated Mozzarella, Julienne Provolone 
and Julienne Meats Such As: Salami, Capicolla Ham & Pepperoni 
Served with Assorted Crackers & Toasted Baguette Rounds

Meat Carving Station 
 Asiago Stuffed Chicken Roulade
Herb-Roasted Pork Loin
Served with Basil Aioli, Honey Dijon and Creamy Horseradish with Assorted Rolls

Mashed Potato-Tini
Toppers Include: Crumbled Bacon, Chives, Butter, Shredded Cheddar, Brown Gravy

Friday, December 19, 2014

Merrymaking at Addison Conference Centre

On Sunday the 7th, the town of Addison came in droves to visit Santa, create adorable crafts, sing carols, and of course eat some delicious breakfast food!  This was such a fun event for individual families of all ages!  Scroll down through the pics and check out our custom menu for them at the bottom!

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Addison Conference Center

Christmas Tree, Culinary Art Catering
Entrance

Yogurt Parfait, Addison Conference Center, Culinary Art Catering
Mini Yogurt Parfait

Addison Conference Center, Poinsettias, Culinary Art Catering
Main Ballroom

Addison Conference Center, Culinary Art Catering
Fireplace Photo-Op

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Brunch Buffet

Addison Conference Center, Culinary Art Catering
Santa!

Nutcrackers, Addison Conference Center, Culinary Art Catering
Nutcrackers

Cookies, Addison Conference Center, Culinary Art Catering
Made-to-Order Cookie Station

Addison Conference Center, Culinary Art Catering
Main Performance Stage

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Scrambled Egg Station

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Pancakes and Waffles

BRUNCH BUFFET
Chef-Attended Carving Station of Holiday Ham
 Scrambled Eggs Station
  Buttermilk Biscuits 
 Chicken and Waffle Station with Cream Gravy
 Pancakes with Warm Maple & Blueberry Syrup 
 Gourmet Quiche Station with Broccolli & Cheese, Bacon, and Mushroom & Cheese Varieties
 Individual Parfaits of Greek Yogurt, Blueberries, Raspberries, and Toasted Granola
 Fresh Seasonal Fruit Salad
 Holiday Cookie Station with a Variety of Colorful Cookies and Baked-to-Order Cookies

BEVERAGE STATIONS
Fresh Orange Juice
Crisp Cranberry Juice
Infused Ice Water
Hot Apple Cider
Gourmet Coffee
and Hot Cocoa with Marshmallows

COOKIE BAR
 Holiday Cookie Station with a Variety of Colorful Cookies and Baked-to-Order Cookies

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

A Vineyard Reception

I just love weddings at Delaney Vineyards in Grapevine!  The ambiance, the aura, the experience...truly exquisite!  This particular event was a reception about a month after the real wedding for all the friends and family in town...some argued it was as good or even better than the original!  Scroll on down to check out the full event menu!

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Assorted Mini French Pastries

Mini Desserts, Dessert Shots, Tiramisu, Mousse, Dallas, Culinary Art Catering
Dessert Shots and Mini Desserts

Bar Options, Grapevine Texas, Wedding Reception, Culinary Art Catering
Delaney Wine Selection

Pantone Marsala, Vineyard Wedding, Texas Wedding, Culinary Art Catering
Delaney Barrel Room Reception

Cocktail Hour, Dallas Wedding, Culinary Art Catering
Fruit and Cheese Display



Cocktail Hour on the Crush Pad

Butler-Passed Hors d’Oeurves
Cranberry & Kobe Beef Lollipop
Bacon Wrapped Chicken Skewer Drizzled with Balsamic-Fig Reduction

Display of International Cheese
Such as Double Crème Brie, Dutch Gouda, Boursin, French Port Salut
Garnished With Grapes & Strawberries Served With Water Crackers & Lavosh

Dinner Stations Around Room

CAC Signature Salad
Mixed Field Greens, Julienne Carrot, Mandarin Orange Segments, Walnuts, Dried Cranberries, Feta
Served with Chef's Signature Pomegranate Vinaigrette Dressing

Carving Station
Asiago Stuffed Chicken Roulade
Beef Sirloin
Condiments: Wasabi Horseradish, Basil Aioli, Spicy Mustard

Creamy Risotto-Tini
The Toppers: Sautéed Mushrooms, Aged Parmesan Cheese, Crumbled Bacon ,Sautéed Spinach,  Asiago Cheese Cream Sauce

Dessert Station 

Assorted Dessert Shots
Such as:
Bananas Foster Shots
Triple Chocolate Mousse Shots
Apple Caramel Shots
Cheesecake Shots
Tiramisu Shots
Strawberry Shortcake Shots
Served in Assorted Mini Plastic Glassware with Itty Bitty Utensils 

 Selection of French Mini Pastries
Such As: Chocolate Roulade, Mini Cheesecake, Fruit Tartlet, Mini Pecan Diamonds, Cream Filled Swans, Lemon Tartlet, Mini Napoleon, Mini Coconut Cream, Mini Black Forest Cake, Mini Seven Layer Torte, Mini Cannoli, Mini Cream Puff 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

A Blue Affair

Elysia was such an easy-going bride.  She was the exact opposite of a bridezilla, and even more importantly seemed to get more and more excited as her wedding day drew nearer.  Her ceremony and reception were both held at the Windsor at Hebron Creek in Carrollton.  The walls of the ballroom were washed in a spectacular blue tone which created a beautiful elegance to the entire evening.  The dinner she selected also added to the elegant feeling of her event (scroll on to the bottom to check out her full menu).  Here's a sneak-peek of her big day:

Windsor at Hebron Creek, Hydrangea, Culinary Art Catering
Cocktail Hour on Terrace

Colored Uplighting, Blue Wedding, Windsor at Hebron Creek, Culinary Art Catering
Blue Wedding Reception

Cocktail Hour, Hors d'Oeuvres, Appetizers, Wedding Food, Culinary Art Catering
Mini Napoleon Caprese Skewers

Wedding Food, Cocktail Hour, Appetizers, Dallas Weddings, Culinary Art Catering
Chicken Saltimbocca Skewers

Wedding Food, Chicken Entree, Dallas Weddings, Culinary Art Catering
Asiago-Stuffed Chicken Roulade



PASSED HORS D'OEUVRES 
Stuffed Mushroom Caps
Plump Mushroom Caps, Filled with Sautéed Spinach & Triple Cream Boursin Cheese; Lightly Breaded and Baked to a Golden Brown Exterior

Mini Caprese Napoleon Skewers

Chicken "Saltimbocca" Skewers
Tender Chicken Breast, Sage, Buffalo Mozzarella & Parma Ham
Presented on 4" Skewers



BUFFET 
Green Salad
Hearts of Romaine & Radicchio Toasted Herb Croutons, Julienne Carrots &Cherry Tomatoes Balsamic Vinaigrette and Italian Dressings 

Carving of Beef Sirloin Cocktail Sandwiches
Served on Herb Ciabatta Roll
Horseradish, Basil Aioli, Red Wine Demi-Glace
 
Asiago Stuffed Chicken Roulade
In Cream Sauce  

Creamy Risotto
With Vodka Cream Sauce 

Grilled Vegetable Display

Marinated Portabella Mushroom Slices,  Roasted Bell Peppers, Yellow Squash, Zucchini, 
Hearts of Palm & Assorted Olives; Marinated In Basil Olive Oil Drizzle