Event Spotlight – Delta Faucet at The Palladium

 

Some Delta Faucet clients definitely got a treat when they attended a Jonathan Byrd’s catered cocktail hour and a Cheryl Crow concert at The Palladium!

A very special group of 25 arrived in the Adams room at the Palladium about an hour before showtime to be treated to a light dinner before the show.  The client wanted to ensure that the guests were able to try something a little adventurous and new, so Chef Brett made sure to create a custom menu!

The stations began with a simple, yet elegant salad display featuring a variety of salads, including Baby Tomato Dill with Sweet Onion, Grilled Corn, Asparagus and Chive, and Sugar Snap Pea, Red Pepper, and Almond.

After guests were done sampling their salads, they were free to move on to the Vol-au-vent Bar, which included a small, hollow puff pastry to be topped with their choice of shrimp scampi, chicken marsala, or chianti braised beef, see below!

The next station featured a chef-manned action salmon satay and grilled vegetable kabob.  This station gave guest the choice of five different dips and sauces to ensure that they could really customize their dish! The options included Sweet Chili Glaze, Grain Mustard Demi-Glace, Ginger Fig Jam, Garlic Chive Aioli, and Toasted Walnut Pesto.

On the other half of the table, chef offered a choice of savory Barley and Rosemary or Potato Leek pancakes.  Chef wanted to make sure everyone had plenty of flavor combinations so he also offered Artichoke Salsa, Spiced Onion and Apple Compote,  Olive Tapenade, Roasted Tomato Chutney, and Balsamic Glazed Sweet Onions.

As a sweet treat before the concert, our Pastry Chef, Kristen made fresh berry flambe to serve over a choice of a flourless chocolate torte or white chocolate ganache pastry.

10 Local Must-Haves for Indianapolis Brides

With tons of online shops and a myriad of handmade creations for weddings – it’s tough to choose exactly which things you need for yours.  Luckily, we’ve made a list of ten local must-haves that will make your big day a blast!

1. Hand Lettered Acrylic Menu Cards by Blu3 Designs
From ethereal to shabby chic, these menu cards are so versatile, not to mention unique.  We’re loving this look with the distressed chargers.  Be sure to check out Blu3 Designs – they’re always updating with beautiful and unique stationary that will be sure to impress guests.

2. Custom Acrylic Cake Topper by Memories Engraving
If you and your partner are looking for a simple, yet elegant, cake topper, this one’s for you!  This custom acrylic topper features an intricate design and would complement almost any cake.  Plus, Memories Engraving hosts a ton of different options for cake toppers featuring monograms, seasonal motifs, and even a checked flag version for all of our Hoosier race fans out there!

3.  Custom Printed Favor Pouch by Department of Everyday

The possibilities are ENDLESS with these sweet little drawstring favor pouches! Whether you’re a horticulture enthusiast and would like to gift your attendees with a variety of seeds to plant, local soaps, or our favorite – use them on your candy station so guests can grab a treat on their way out!  Really wanting to keep things local?  Check out Newfangled Confections or Litteraly Divine Chocolates.

4.  Shot Glasses for the Groomsmen by Elegant Bliss Designs
We’re loving these sweet little “thank you” gifts for groomsmen!  Don’t forget the Premium Bar Package , so everyone can have exactly what they want! Cheers!

5. Nautical Bowtie and Suspenders Set by Beautiful4Baby
With more than 100 sets of suspenders and bowties to choose from, Beautiful4Baby definitely has something for your sweet little ring bearer (or fashion-forward guest!).  Whether you’re looking for something fun and playful or mature and handsome, you can find the perfect additions here! PS – if you can’t get enough of adorable ring bearers, Buzzfeed has complied a list of classy little guys that will melt your heart.

6. Custom Wedding Cookie Cutter by 3D Treats
Looking at making your own favors that will give guests a good laugh? Look no further than a cookie with your faces on it. Looking for something a little more modest?  This seller can also make a simple cutter with a heart with your names on it.

7.  Embroidered Bridesmaid Robes by Key Your Spirit
Everyone loves a comfy satin robe!  Plus, these are perfect for a variety of fun (or more serious) photos with you and your bridesmaids! If you’re struggling to come up with photo ideas, check out Pinterest, of course.  These silky robes come in 17 different color options, along with countless font and embroidery color options so they’ll match your color scheme perfectly.

8. Mini Wedding Cake Replica Ornament by CMYKlays
CMYKlays actually makes replica wedding cakes to remember your day!  We can’t get over how incredibly detailed and adorable these little guys are! A sweet (and unique) little trinket to remember your wedding.

9. Chevron Wedding Date Necklace by Leos Mark
We’re suckers for anything custom, especially this beautiful and dainty chevron necklace from Leo’s Mark.  This lovely little number will match almost anything and is perfect for layering.  Be sure to checkout their store – they offer everything from engraved necklaces to lighters to keychains.

10. “The Romantic First Year of Marriage” by The First Year Of
Once all the fun and stress of the wedding is over, treat yourself to this sweet package that includes 12 cards to be read together every month. Each card has instructions for a fun and romantic activity to try!  These would be a perfect addition to date night or any time you want to celebrate and try something new.

We hope you enjoyed our top ten local must-haves for Indy brides!  Keep your eye out for any updates!  Let us know your favorite thing you purchased for your wedding from a local store below!

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Summer Cookout Tips!

Picnics and cookouts are the social events of the season throughout the summer – whether it’s a company outing, family reunion, or even a birthday party.  It’s easy gathering everyone together, but having people stay longer than just to grab a quick bite can be challenging.  That’s why we’ve complied a list of ideas to incorporate into your summer bash to ensure guests stick around and have a great time after they eat!

1. Games!
Everyone loves a good time and nothing brings out people’s natural competitiveness than a friendly game for all ages.  Some crowd favorites are cornhole, volleyball, or football. If you’re looking for a bit more variety, our partners at Casino Party Planners have all the exciting games and attractions you can imagine, including a life-size Jenga game, or they can even bring staff to host blackjack or poker tournaments! If you’ve got a younger crowd, consider having potato sack races, inflatable bowling, or even just outdoor toys they can use for a variety of games. If you’re looking for more relaxed activities, consider a game of Bingo,  trivia, or even board games will give your attendees the opportunity to stay in the shade if they’d like!

 

2.  Interactive Stations
Stations can be great because they can offer a variety of things to do.  Casino Party Planners offers something for every age including face painting, henna art, spin art, video games and pinball machines, and a variety of inflatables including bounce houses, mechanical bulls, and a variety of other fun games.

3. Interactive FOOD Stations
Food stations are really great for your guests because they ensure that they can customize their dishes!  Of course you can do simple stations, the hamburgers and hot dogs with toppings, deli platters, etc.  To really make your selections stand out, consider upgrading these!  For example, for hamburgers try adding a variety of cheeses, sauteed peppers or mushrooms, fried onions, avocado, strips of bacon, or a variety of gourmet aiolis, mustards, and mayonnaises! For hotdogs, consider different buns or even ingredients to make Chicago dogs, including sport peppers, tomatoes, dill pickle spears, Chicago style relish, and Celery Salt.  Don’t forget the Poppy Seed buns! If you’re unsure if Chicago style will appeal to everyone, feel free to add Coney Dog Sauce, Nacho Cheese and Jalapenos.

If you really want to try something different, consider trying different hot sandwiches, such as an Italian Beef, Reubens, Gyros, or even Cubans!  Don’t forget dessert!  You can always be creative with our Chefs at Catering by Jonathan Byrd’s, so come to us with your ideas and we’ll turn them into reality!  Give us a call today at (317) 843-1234 to make sure your summer shindig stands out form the crowd!

 

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Unique Details to Enhance Any Event

Last weekend, we had the honor of hosting a very high-end fire & ice themed event for a special client!  This specific client went all-out with the theme!  No detail went unnoticed, and all added up to a phenomenal gala.  Here are a new of our favorite details to give your event a little extra flair.

 Linens

Everyone is accustomed to seeing the same old poly tablecloths in white or black.  If you’re really looking to spice up your event, consider doing different colors, upgrade your linen (a satin or crush shimmer is a great step up), or even add a runner to your table.  You can even get creative with the endless amount of napkin folds and presentations! For a few ideas, check out our Pinterest board!

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5 Things to Know When Calling a Caterer

Whether you’re planning a corporate training or a large family get-together, there are a lot of moving pieces to consider and food is definitely one of them!  So as a caterer to the Central Indiana area for nearly 30 years, we’ve complied a (prioritized!) list of things to have decided before you inquire about a catering!

Date and Timeline

The day and time of your event is the most critical piece of information when trying to book!  Once we know your date, we can look into our systems and see what other events we have scheduled that day to determine if we have availability.
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Chef Brett on WISH TV’s Indy Style!

Today, in partnership with the Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre, Executive Chef Brett was featured on Indy Style on WISH TV!

In honor of the Civic’s upcoming Broadway production, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Chef was able to preview two dishes in anticipation for 502 East‘s “Brunch with Belle” on December 18th, 2016. Continue reading “Chef Brett on WISH TV’s Indy Style!”