Saturday, June 09, 2012

Food, Yummy Food

This week we did a special event, the preview party for the new Ansel Adams exhibit at PEM, with a very special menu, with a theme evocative of the California parks and coast of Adams' photographs.

 I took a lot of photos that I thought I would share with you, since I think a lot of people enjoy looking at food photos.  Let me know what you think.

Fig and Fontina with Lavender in Crisp Filo

 California Wild Rice Salad with Toasted Pistachios, Dried Apricots and Avocado, Sweet Poblano Dressing

 Five-Bean Salad Tossed with Balsamic and Roasted Shallots

 Cheese Board with Crackers, Sliced French Bread and Baguettes

 Coastal Redwood Rainbow Trout Caviar CanapĂ© with Smoked Paprika Cream

 French-style Beef Tartare, in Spoon

 Micro-herb Mini Salad in Cheese and Black Pepper Edible Spoon, with White Balsamic Vinaigrette and Parmesan

 Grapefruit Marinated Mahi Mahi with sticky Coconut-Ginger Rice and Orange-Habenero Salsa (Attended)

 Action station in action:

 The Coast

Seared Sea Scallop on a Bed of Jicama-Peach Slaw with Basil Foam (Attended)

 Chicken Sequoia – Sliced Rosemary-Roasted Chicken Breast on a Bed of Braised Spinach and Quinoa with Toasted Pine Nuts

Bibb and Endive Salad with Fresh Cherries, Crystallized Ginger and Caramelized Orange Segments with Creamy Citrus Vinaigrette

Dessert ~ Clouds, Snow and Ice

Hand-Scooped Assorted Ice Creams and Sorbets (Attended)

Ice Creams: Dulce de Leche with Caramel Sauce, Ginger Ice Cream with Sugared Rosemary Bits
Sorbets: Pear,  Blood Orange
Chocolate Bites served with the Coffee


I was fortunate to have been in attendance at this event, and can assure you that my obligation to taste each of the foods we served that evening was a happy one.  Everything was delicious!

If you are interested in having a special event, with a unique menu, Hawthorne Catering is your place to go.  Just give us a call at 978-825-4358.

I hope to see you here.


1 comment:

  1. Wow! Phenomenal photography on exhibit along with fantastic food for consumption - wish I'd been able to go that preview!! I need to get a press job up in Salem!