Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Delicious-ness! Thomas Caterers Annual Tasting!

Lori and I had the privilege of attending Thomas Caterers' Annual Tasting for their 2013 menu.  Every year Thomas (led by Kelly and Vince Early) adds unique and delicious items to their menu and we were so excited to attend and try a bite of everything!  The presentation is super important when it comes to food - and on this particular night, we were not disappointed!

The tasting took place at D’Amore, which is at the very top of the Chase Tower.  We love D’Amore and had a great time enjoying the 360 degree views of the city while sipping Chardonnay and grabbing every delicious hors d’oeuvre that passed us!

Erin of Erin Hession Photography captured some amazing pictures of the delicious hors d’oeuvres, salads, entrees and desserts.  She graciously let us use a few photos to share with you!

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Top left and right: Chimichurri Quinoa with Tomatoes and Almonds and Beef Brochette garnished – at this station guests could simply take a jar from it’s hanging display 

Middle photos: Hummus Trio with Pita Chips Station – Beet, Carrot and Kale Hummus – absolutely delicious and love the magnet display!

Middle right: Savory Goat Cheesecakes with Tomato Jam and Cucumber Relish – one of our favs!

Bottom left: Hanging Charcuterie Skewers with Prosciutto, Andouille Sausage, Gouda Cheese, and Cornichons

Bottom right: Seared Cauliflower with an Olive Relish on top of Tomato Braised Lentils and Parsley Oil

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Top left: Cheeseburger Pizza Sliders station – “sliders” fit this station perfectly, as the mini pizza box actually took a trip down a slide for guests to catch at the bottom

Courtesy of my iPhone

Bottom left: Candied Bacon BLT’s

Middle photos: Grilled Romaine Salad with Black Bean and Corn Relish with a Lime Tequila Dressing and a Flour Tortilla Crisp

Top right: The Flower Garden – we actually cheered with these! The flowers were removed and inside the vases was a yummy drink!

Bottom right: Bacon and Balsamic Glazed Chicken with Mascarpone Polenta, Sauteed Kale and Mushrooms, and Matchstick Potatoes garnished with Tiny Vegetables

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Top left: Pie Flight – Rich Chocolate French Silk, Cinnamon Apple Pie, Key Lime Pie, Banana Cream Pie

Middle left: Strawberry Noodles with a Basil Chocolate Cake Ball and Sweet Breadstick garnished with Shaved White Chocolate

Bottom right photos: Breakfast for Dessert – White Russian Milk with Kahlua Cheerios, Latte Panne Cotta in Coffee Cups and Cinnamon Puff Dough “Biscotti”

Overall, everything was outstanding!  We love Thomas Caterers and cannot wait to continue working with them throughout this year.  There were many more offerings that evening and not enough time to describe them all! We’d like to thank Erin Hession Photography for the awesome photos and of course Thomas Caterer’s for the opportunity to attend this event! It was nothing less than extraordinary! 

Boldly Yours,

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