Presentation Details

 

“It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen” -John Wooden

 

Plated Dinners are ALL about the details and fancy presentation. Take a look into a dinner we did at a cabin near Sundance Resort.

 

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This post just talks about the presentation. Read Sundance Ceremony  get the full story.

Fine Dining in….a Garage?

 

Our elegant night of fine dining up at a beautiful cabin near Sundance was altered a bit when Mother Nature decided to drop a ferocious rainstorm above our heads. Instead of eating out on the lawn, we moved the tables into the cleared out garage. We set and decorated the tables, and worked hard to make the surroundings as beautiful as possible.

 

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The scene before the rains came

 

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The scene during the storm.

 

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The decorator brought in all the flowers and candles to make the boring garage into an acceptable dining area

 

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The pine nuts, golden raisins and spinach had to be fried at the event for maximum freshness

 

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To garnish our main dish, we fried sliced lotus root at the event. We wanted the lotus root to be as fresh as possible.

 

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 The Main Course: Matambre with Smashed Potatoes

 

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Step 1 & 2: arrange roasted red pepper rings, and put on garlic smashed potatoes

 

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Step 3: add the asparagus bundle

 

 

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Next, we added the matambre rounds with a roasted red pepper sauce. Here, a staff member is putting on the finishing touches

 

 

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The finished product

 

 

 

Dessert

 

 

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Our multi-layer spice cake with accompanying salted caramel ice cream was a hit! Love the height the gingersnap cookie brings, and the chocolate cigarette ties the whole dessert together.

We also sent home a double chocolate charlotte for each of the guests. We garnished it with whipped cream, a chocolate cigarette and gold glitter.

 

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