I love catering bridal showers! Bridal showers have a lot of elements, ranging from the menu to the decor. This bridal shower had an all white theme. The hostess wanted everything white, the food, the decor, the drinks. At first I was a little stressed about preparing an all white menu, but by the end I loved the challenge. We decided on an all white cruditee platter (which included white bean hummus, white carrots, white radishes, white cauliflower, and white Belgian endive), poached chicken salad, aged white cheddar macaroni and cheese, coconut cupcakes, and Belgian white chocolate covered shortbread cookies. I adore the woman who hosted this shower. She handled everything with grace and is such an amazing friend who put together an adorable party in her perfectly charming home. As much as I loved the white I would really like to do an all pink shower! What food comes to mind when you think of all white?
Heirloom Gatherings is having a special event on Thursday, November 3rd and you should all be there! We will be hosting a “pop up” restaurant (as in making a restaurant pop up out of nowhere) at our favorite coffee shop, Jungle Java in Ocean Beach. Griffin Farm will be providing produce for three courses and wine. Noon Designs made this wonderful flyer for us. RSVP to email@example.com, space is VERY limited!
See You There!
Heirloom catered a darling cowboy themed birthday party over the weekend. From the gingham tablecloths, three year olds in cowboy boots and REAL LIFE PONIES the party was oozing with cuteness. I enjoyed how much the little kids liked pretending to be on a farm, it made me feel a little bit cooler. On the menu was, an organic cruditee platter, I used multi colored Griffin Farm carrots and I honestly believe this made the little kids want to eat them, onion tarts, organic griffin farm greens with radishes, cucumbers, avocados and King Chavez ranch, roasted chicken breasts with homemade barbeque sauce (my new obsession), scalloped potatoes with chives, rainbow macaroni and cheese, mini brioche buns and a cake with a PONY on it (the pony was wearing a real bandana) made by Michele Coulon. The hostess and birthday boy’s mom put out little cups of Annie’s Organic Cheddar Bunnies, which were awesome. Not only did I want to eat them all day, but all the little kids loved them. One little girl loved them so much that she tried to carry as many of the little cups away in her tiny little arms, and when she saw I noticed she got so scared and ran away dropping almost all of them it was really sad I would have let her eat them all. Oh and the onion tarts, one little girl licked about ten of them and put them back on the plate. Kids birthday parties are amazing!
Enjoy the pictures! Do you have any farm or cowboy themed birthday party ideas?
Griffin Farm would be a really great place to have a wedding. With its mountain scenery, big gorgeous barn and country charm it was the perfect setting for a wedding shoot. Myself, Griffin Farm- the location, Anne Martin- the amazing photographer and stylist, Leslie Miller- event coordinator and stylist, Flower Child- the gorgeous floral arrangements, Noon Designs- Jewelry and Paper Goods, Acute Designs- the awesome head pieces, and the amazing models all joined forces to create the shoot. It was rustic, meets country meets elegant. It inspired me to put some focus on table arrangements at Heirloom Events, and it really inspired me to have a big party at the farm. Enjoy the pictures! What style would you like if you were getting married on a farm?
Heirloom was very happy to be part of a wonderful party celebrating an even more wonderful couple on their 40th wedding anniversary. While in other parts of the country the temperatures are cooling down, here in California we often experience the height of our summer temperatures in September. The hostess decided to serve an all cool or room temperature menu to help with the high temperatures. The menu would also work served warm and could be adapted as a lunch menu for colder months. On the menu was:
Tuna Tartare on Cucumber Rounds
Goat Cheese Prosciutto and Herb Bruschetta
Bacon Wrapped Dates
Organic Fruit Salad with Mint
Tomato Buratta and Basil Salad
Potato Salad with Green Beans
Quinoa and Cucumber Salad
Beef Tenderloin with Herb Pesto
Poached Salmon with Dill and Creme Fraiche
Berry and Lemon Curd Tarts
Chocolate Hazelnut and Meringue Cakes
Heirloom Hosted another Athena Event last week and as always we were so happy to be a part of it. Athena held this event for over 100 women (and a few stray men) in the bioscience field. The room was filled with extremely smart doctors, research scientists and french macaroons. All the women who attend Athena events are fabulous so Heirloom made sure to make equally fabulous foods for them to snack on while discussing cures for cancers, and other smart important woman scientist things.
On the menu was:
Artisan Cheeses with Organic Fruits, Nuts and Crackers, Black Olive Tarts, Belgian Endive with Crab and Avocado Salad, Cornbread Croutons with Black Bean Puree, Avocado and Citrus Bruschetta, Organic Cruditee Platter, French Cinnamon and Apricot Macaroons, and Chocolate Hazelnut Cakes.
Enjoy The Pictures!
Lily is ready for her bikini, are you?
This is the last week for bikini ready meals (for now) and they will be available on Saturday, June 25th and Sunday June 26th. Please have your orders in by Friday June 24th. I am flattered that some of you think I can read minds, and just know your orders, but sadly I actually can not. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your order and to discuss pick up times.
5 Items for $25.00 10 items for $50.00
Green Detox Soup
Whole Wheat Pasta with Kale
Organic Granola with Dried Fruit and Yogurt
Quinoa and Roasted Vegetable Salad
Sweet Potato Salad
Organic Greens with Berries and Herb Vinaigrette
Corn Roasted Pepper and Tomato Salad
Organic Free Range Turkey Patty with Arugula Salad
Spinach and Mushroom Whole Wheat Tart
Every great hostess knows how to throw the perfect cocktail party. The perfect hostess has figured out time management, crowd pleasing appetizers, delicious drinks and eye pleasing decorations. And best hostesses are the ones who can actually enjoy their parties.
Come let Heirloom show you how to put on the cocktail party! Learn party tips, cocktail party appropriate recipes and drink recipes from Jacqueline Coulon bartender for Heirloom and Starlite.
And of course there will be plenty of drinks and cocktails to enjoy!
When: Monday, June 27th, 2011
Time: 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Location: Michele Coulon Dessertier 7556-D Fay Avenue La Jolla, California 92037
Please RSVP to email@example.com by Friday June 24th, 2011
It has been great hearing peoples bikini ready meal stories this week(and thanks for the picture above). Its time again to order your meals. Meals will be available this week on both Saturday June 18th, and Sunday June 19th. Please email me directly for your order at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Choose 5 for $25.00 and 10 for $50.00
Green Detox Soup
Organic Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Sauce
Organic Homemade Granola with Keifer
Black Bean and Wild Rice Salad
Griffin Farm Greens with Herb Dressing Radishes Beets and Carrots
Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms
Sweet Potato Salad