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3 Questions to Ask Your Caterer During Your Tasting

3 Questions to Ask Your Caterer During your Food Tasting

Crafting a wedding menu is one of the best parts about planning– especially if you’re a foodie! We’ve worked with a lot of couples on curating a unique and delicious menu for their Connecticut wedding. Most caterers will give you the opportunity to come in for a tasting. During the tasting, you’ll taste items you’ve selected for your wedding day menu to get your menu justright. It’s also an opportunity for the caterer to gauge your palette; what you like…

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Food & Beverage Parties & Celebrations

A Big Impact with Mini Food & Beverage Pairings!

We’ve touched upon food displays, but let’s dip into what you put on those displays. Not only should you have fun with the presentation, but also with what you’re serving as well! One way to do this is to marry your favorite spirit and guilty pleasure snack. What could better than a bourbon-spiked vanilla milkshake and fresh baked cookies on the side? I took a little love from one of our favorites, Peter Callahan, and his creative genius of all…

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Food & Beverage Parties & Celebrations

Top Five Ways to Celebrate Fall

This morning I woke up to the unmistakable feeling of fall. The chilly air and the changing leaves get me thinking about how I love to celebrate the season. Fall is the perfect time to throw a party in your backyard. Invite friends and family over for comforting snacks, like mini sliders paired with fall beers. (I love any type of pumpkin ale!) Set out a stack of flannel blankets and light a bon fire for homemade S’mores. Anything apple…

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Food & Beverage Wedding Cakes & Confections

Food as Decor

Let’s face it, food is fun and it is one of the most memorable aspects of your event. Brides are now looking for more ways to make the day reflective of their individual style and what guests eat is becoming one of the first places they look to do this. It is also an element that you are going to be including in your budget, so you should work with your caterer and confection designer to go a step above…

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Food & Beverage Parties & Celebrations

Top Five: Indulgent Party Eats

I think we’re all in agreement that food is one of the most important things at an event. And since we’re kicking off our new blog series all about parties, I thought sharing the top five snacks that we, quiet literally, drool over would be the best way to get started. I love these food suggestions because they are perfect for any occasion. While pancakes and doughnuts are fitting for a bridal brunch, I’d happily chow down on those sweet…

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Recipes from A Thyme to Cook’s Linda Sample

A Thyme to Cook’s owner, Linda Sample, shared with us some insight into planning your next party in our December Issue of A Jubilee Event. Have you subscribed? Find two of their favorite recipes below– and thanks to Linda and her chef’s for sharing! Crabby Patties 2 lbs lump crab meat 2 tsp lemon juice 3 eggs 2 tbsp mayonnaise 8-12 oz plain bread crumbs 1 tsp salt 1/8 th tsp ground white pepper ½ red bell pepper 8 oz…

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Friday Favorites: Porter Creek Wine

      Porter Creek Winery will always have a special and meaningful place in my heart! My husband and I spent a week in the Russian River Valley on our honeymoon at the tremendous Farmhouse Inn which was only a mile away from Porter Creek. We had the most memorable afternoon there driving up the dirt driveway to the tasting room, playing with the wine makers dog who sat outside at the front door, and of course, tasted quite…

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The Jubilee Martini

Our friend, the brilliant Nina Healy, sent me a special recipe that I wanted to share with you all– I especially love it’s tag line. Jubilee Martini Recipe A festival in a glass! 2 oz. Grey Goose Vodka 1/2 oz. Cointreau 1 oz. Fresh sour mix 2 Mint leaves, crushed Mint sprig for garnish Combine vodka, liqueur, sour mix and leaves in mixing glass. Add ice and shake. Strain into your martini glass and garnish. Yum! Think we should start…

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Memorial Day Cocktails

Happy Memorial Day! I love summer holidays — tiki torches, barbecue, summer dresses and cocktails with little umbrellas in them — I love it all (especially the cocktails!) Here are some fun recipes for your memorial day party this afternoon or for any summer soiree you may be hosting. Bing Cherry Mojitos via Martha Stewart Ingredients Serves 12 * 1 1/4 cups sugar * 1 1/4 cups freshly squeezed lime juice, about 9 limes * 3 pounds Bing cherries *…

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