July tasting part one

Beautiful images from our July tasting. See part two blog post for images of the incredible styling and design by Belovely-  here.  The menu is included after the pictures. The tasting is a fabulous showcase for our work, yes. It’s also a wonderful night for our guests– they are VIPs for the night, wined and dined. Then wined and dined some more. We love to show off!

The food was beautifully captured by Haley Richter. We can’t thank her enough. She did such a fabulous job!

Enjoy!

 

 

JULY TASTING MENU
Specialty Cocktails

Lavender French 75: Gin, Prosecco, lemon juice, lavender syrup, lavender garnish

Upper East Side Manhattan: Bourbon, sweet vermouth, Prosecco, bitters and brulee lemon round

Pickled Pear Moscow Mule: vodka, pear juice, ginger beer, pear, lime wheel

 

Wine Tasting

2 White, Le Gemme & Bolognani

2 Red. Chateau de Villeneuve & Three

 

Butlered HDs

Taco: Mahi fish w/ chipotle aioli & pickled red cabbage
, w/ mini Margaritas

Sesame chicken w/ hot & sour sauce


Miniature cheeseburger w/ caramelized onion & special sauce , w/ beer shooters

Watermelon square w/ goat cheese & pickled onion

BLT: arugula, parmesan, pancetta w/ cherry tomatoes


Lamb meatballs w/ truffle demi-glace
 

Mac & cheese in parmesan cup
 

Asian noodle nest with duck  

Summer roll w/ mango, cucumber, mint, Thai basil & sweet chili sauce


Crab cake with Chesapeake bay sauce on toasted brioche

Tuna tartar with sesame wasabi aioli on a homemade potato chip

 

Antipasti 

Marinated mushrooms, roasted red bell pepper and charcuterie

 

Salads

Caprese salad w/ heirloom tomatoes, mozzarella & greens, roasted corn vinaigrette

Seasonal greens w/ caramelized onion tart, champagne vinaigrette

Baby lettuces w/ grilled stone fruit, goat cheese & almond, balsamic reduction +

(note: This is different from the menu because it had the same dressing as onion tart)

 

Pasta course (served family style)

Spinach -mascarpone ravioli w/ omato cream sauce 

 

Entrees

Crispy-skin Atlantic salmon w/ sauce baumanière

Tuscan chicken w/ grilled lady apples & chicken jus


Peachtree’s classic short rib of beef w/ homemade demi glace

Wild caught striped bass w/ peach onion chutney 

Grilled tenderloin of beef w/ chimichurri sauce

 

Family-style sides:

Roasted fingerlings

Roasted garlic mashed potatoes

Grilled asparagus

Fennel and tomato gratin 

Wild mushroom ragout

Broccoli rabe

Brussel sprouts w/ pancetta & parm 

Grilled eggplant halves with minced red and green peppers and basil oil 

 

Desserts

Lemon panna cotta

Floats: root beer, orange creamsicle (chocolate stout )

Homemade donuts w/ chocolate & caramel sauces


Blueberry crumble (w/ homemade sour cream ice cream 

 

Every tasting is different- what we love about  working with new vendors, and also showing the versatility of our space. You can do just about anything. Lauren from Belovely did all the flowers, and came up with the concept for the tasting. She chose the linens – such a beautiful lavender, with the gun-metal chairs and the farm tables, an incredibly interesting mix of industrial with the softness of the lavender. Synergetic Lighting brought in Edison bulbs to hang over the central table. We just love the look!

Thanks as always to Party Rental for being so generous in allowing us to showcase their products. And to Cleveland at Blue Root Entertainment. He is the most charming DJ, always at our tastings, striking up conversations, finding the perfect songs for the evening’s feeling-tone. We love Cleveland.

Apologies for having taken so long to share these photos! It has been busy!

 

VENDORS

Styling and Florals: Belovely

Photography: Haley Richter Photography

Lighting: Synergetic Lighting and Sound

Farm tables: Vision Furniture

Specialty linen Special O

Tabletop: Party Rental Ltd.