Sunday, January 9, 2011

Anniversary Extravaganza

This had to be one of my all time favorite events in 2010. Not only were we helping to celebrate the 50th anniversary of some of our best clients, but all of our beautiful food was highlighted by the colorful decor  provided by Brent Waldoch and David Ross. They even brought in a Hollywood set designer!
The original plan was to have the food served outside to give the feel of a mercado, but once we had it all set up outside it started to rain! Not good for paper flowers or food, so we quickly struck the station and re-built them in the ample tent. 

I loved this Margarita Bar featuring Cactus Pear Margaritas, Mango, Lime Margaritas and Classic Margaritas garnished with magenta orchids.
Carnitas Gorditas and Smoked Chicken Quesadillas

This was the Mercado set-up before the rains began.

The clouds moved in fast ... it was quite dramatic!
Shrimp Campechanna Cocktails along with Layered Tex-Mex Dip with Tortilla Chips

This was a Photo Booth which was personalized with photos of the honorees.
This cute Paletta cart was used to dispense bottled Mexican Beer.

Mini Baja Fish Tacos

This displaced New Orleans band was brought in as a special surprise. The original plan was for them to arrive on a trailer/stage on the  River below the event site. Due to the rain, they came in thru the kitchen tent.
Dessert was our Famous Pecan Pralines and Mini Bunuelos

Lisa and Tyler's Wedding

It was such an honor to cater Lisa & Tyler's Wedding at the beautiful
Pearl Stable in San Antonio. The Bride and Groom had both worked for
us at CarteWheels so we were very excited when they chose us for their
special day.

The Vertical Crudities in the foyer worked well,
leaving more space for the guests to mix and mingle.
 Bruschetta Bar

The Pan Asian Station was a fabulous way to display all of the tasty
Peppered Tuna, Pan-Asian Noodle Salad and Pot Stickers.

One of Lisa's favorites from events that she helped us cater was the
Shrimp and Grits Martini Station. Yum!
We also served Chef Carved Steamship Round of Beef with our
Housemade Dinner Rolls and Horseradish Sauce.

Fall Garden Salad Station

Gorditas and Smoked Chicken Quesadillas

How about the precious Hand Crafted Bride and Groom on the Groom's Cake?
It even included the couple's three legged dog, he is wearing a life jacket.
The cakes were done by a very talented family member.All of that
scrollwork was hand done and mirrored the pattern on the table runners.