A Cozy Neighborhood Party

 

The best thing about the holiday season are the times you get to spend with friends and family. One of our clients threw a party for her neighbors and everyone had a grand time. Read more about the assorted array of appetizers!

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A Cozy Christmas Party

 

During one of the big snowstorms in December, a small gathering of employees were enjoying a delicious appetizer spread from us. We served a variety of foods while the guests chatted and relaxed with one another.

 

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Silver glitter Nutcracker decorations. With every service we provide a free decorated buffet to make your event spectacular

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Elegant Winter Dinner

For one of our events in December we decided to play off the colors of the season.
They had a wonderful dining table and with our decorations the setting was very glamorous.

 Lots of silver, crystal, white and glitter to make this dinner an elegant feast.

 silver beads, mirrored plates, and crystal beads

 Elegant white, iridescent, and silver Christmas tree bulbs were perfect

 And finally flickering candlelight from tea lights and votives 
was the perfect finishing touch

To welcome the guests we provided them with our classic Blood Orange Pomtini

 For our Amuse Bouche we had Green Apple and Wasabi sorbet garnished with green apple bits


  

For one of our appetizers we served a warm Pork Crostini: seasoned pork, sage cream, sauteed onions on top of an herbed crostini and garnished with a fried sage leaf
 
 Hard at work assembling the pork crostinis
 Our salad had pears, blackberries, walnuts, and handmade
Bleu cheese dressing, stacked vertically

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Sometimes, it’s the presentation that puts a dish over the top.
Keeping busy at the stove!


 Our main course was a dish native to Argentina. Matambre is a rolled flank steak with proscuitto, spinach, bread crumbs and seasonings.
Here, we accompanied it with a serving of mashed potatoes and shelled edamame.


Tablescapes

One thing I love about catering and event design is the decorating, it can really bring the entire theme of the menu together beautifully! I do love a great tabletop with beautiful dishes and pretty centerpieces.  We at Savory Event Catering love to go all out for our buffet tables.

Tis the season for a great holiday or New Years’ Eve Party so I thought I would show you a little glimpse into what goes into planning the BEST buffet set-up for your event.

This particular one is a private corporate holiday party. Our very discerning client has high-end taste and wants the menu to be the forefront of the event. We love when we get to work with foodies just like us!
There’s no need for elaborate or tacky knicknaks, cluttering the table, it would distract too much from the menu.

  • We’re going for a clean-line streamlined modern look.
  • All white china and crystal.
  • All the servingware will be void of color, to really make the food POP!
  • We’re using some great fresh ingredients, and food presentation will be paramount.
  • The motif we’re following is “Christmas in New York”

Below are inspiration photos, or you can see the Pinterest Board here.

White Garlands, photo from flickr
Group white, silver, gold ornaments together, or in apothecary jars. Photo from Crate & Barrel
Beautiful tablescape styled by Couture Events styling, Scott Lawrence Photography. Found via Style Me Pretty. I love the glitter accents!
Louis Ghost Chairs by Phillipe Stark (these are a fantasy wish list, but do add a cool element!) Use white florals, crystal elements, lighting is key! Couture Events styling, Scott Lawrence Photography. Found via Style Me Pretty.
However, for our table we’re using this beautiful evergreen emerald green regal green kelly green tablecloths in the most beaufiul woven silk fabric. So much better than the bottom tier polyester linens! Photo from Orange Girl Photographs.
Above, Black white and Red Winter Tahoe wedding by Scott Corridan. Interesting fact, I (Jessica) met him when I was at University in 2006. He is really an inspiring event designer and really opened up my eyes to what an interior design background can lead. If you’re trained in design, it can translate to so many different industries. Sorry for the tangent! Back to the tablescape, what I love is the patterned linens, and again what I’m trying to show is that all the tableware, plates, servingware are simple white to not distract from the food. Photography by Viera Photographics  Found via Style Me Pretty.
White Pinecones as a design element. Love how it sparkles! Photo found here.
Above: White Christmans theme (2008) by the white company. Found via Apartment Therapy
Above, holiday party from Nate Turner originally featured in Domino Magazine 2007 (R.I.P.). Even though the great magazine is no longer in circulation, thank goodness for the wonders of the internet! found via Hostess with the Mostest. Love the tree decorated with divinity candy. Also love the egg nog with floating meringues. We have the BEST egg nog recipe (without the eggs!) I will post later this week for a fun holiday beverage!
HGTV did a holiday special; this is Brook Burke’s home. Generally I thought it was way too over-the-top, but I did like this dessert table with all-white desserts and silver ornament accents.
Fill apothecary jars with white color food items: marshmallows, popcorn, sugar cubes, meringues, even rice would add a fun element! From HGTV. The one thing we’re changing is that instead of white table linens, we’re using the most beautiful evergreen emerald green for a high contrast. Its a nice way to bring in some of the more traditional Christmas colors too.