If you are a regular reader, you will already know that we put on an annual bash for Catholic Charities of the North Shore each year, here at the Hawthorne Hotel.
This year's theme was Celebrating 90 -- in honor of their 90th anniversary of service to the people of the North Shore of Massachusetts.
We decided to create five decade-representative areas of food, drink and festivities to celebrate that achievement. This blog post will give you a look at what went on for the event.
I hope you enjoy seeing what we did.
The 1920s marked the beginning of Catholic Charities of the North Shore. It also was the decade of the speakeasy, bathtub gin, flappers, jazz, and all things "roaring twenties" that we know and love.
Deviled Eggs were also popularized during this decade.
Meat Balls in "Italian Gravy" were definitely popular during this decade, and many to come. They are still a favorite of our staff!
. . . as did Snickerdoodles.
Life it too uncertain -- eat dessert first! These yummy "York" peppermint patty brownies were awesome.
Did you know that Rice Krispies Treats were invented in the 40s?
Crepes were something that became very popular in the 60s with the input and influence created by Julia Child's and her "Mastering the Art of French Cooking"
During the 80s more exotic foods became popular, such as tropical fruits, and especially kiwis. In addition, regional cuisine started to become recognized in mainstream dining, with the rise of Cajun chefs such as Paul Prudhomme from New Orleans. We served Red Beans and Rice, and Blackened Fish on our menu.
Chocolate Chip Cookie "Bars"
Boboli Pizza was created in the 80s so we set up a Boboli Pizza Stations, where guests could create their own pizza slice with the variety of toppings we offered.
I hope you have enjoyed this stroll through our food timeline, and our re-creation of some of the great decades of the last 90 years.