When it comes to creating visually enticing places that make guests feel welcome and at home, any interior designer or design manager can tell you that practice definitely makes perfect! The same thing can be said for a number of other industries aside from real estate, including the catering business! Thankfully, Table & Thyme has had several years to develop our portfolio of skills which has led us to where we are now, which is being able to create unforgettable catering experiences for a range of events. Those skills came in handy when working with a local retail specialist to plan an inviting atmosphere to host an open house event. It turned out to be such a warm and welcoming event, which is exactly why we are so excited to share these highlights on our blog!
We cater a range of events from weddings to corporate luncheons, so we think it is really important to make each and every event special. In order to bring out each event’s uniqueness, we passionately plan a menu of mouthwatering food to be the perfect addition to the event. For this particular event, a blend of fun and sophisticated flavors was the best way to compliment guests’ palettes, which resulted in a gorgeous tablescape of food!
This grazing table featured a number of fresh and tasty foods and dishes that were bound to meet every guest’s flavor preferences. For instance, this table was filled with a variety of fresh fruits such as crisp grapes, tangy strawberries, sweet cherries, and juicy grapefruit. Alongside this bounty of fruit, we served an array of artisan crackers, a number of quality charcuterie such as prosciutto, assorted nuts like cashews and pistachios, a variety of soft and hard cheeses, and several dips for guests to enjoy including creamy red pepper hummus and a homemade sour cream and chive dip served with fresh pita bread slices.
This table also featured a variety of soft and hard hors d’oeuvres. For example, our tried and true caprese salad complete with fresh mozzarella, sliced cherry tomatoes, a sprinkle of fresh basil, and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar is always a hit. Guests could also savor the zesty freshness of our seasoned shrimp cocktail garnished with fresh parsley, pickled red onions, a dash of lemon zest, and our homemade spicy remoulade. For those opting on the sweeter side, this table featured creamy baked brie topped with candied pecans in a sweet caramel glaze, perfect for dipping, mixing, and matching with the other flavors on this table!
To satiate even the hungriest guest’s appetite, we offered a few more delicious hits at this event. Guests could enjoy our Asian chicken taco cups made with tender roasted chicken and crisp carrots and cabbage all tossed in a tangy sesame sauce and served in a convenient tortilla cup. Or, for those looking for signs of comfort at this open house event, our savory southern sliders were the perfect choice! These featured juicy beef patties paired with melted cheese, crispy fried onion straws, a spicy pickle, and our tasty homemade barbecue sauce in a bite-sized slider! And finally, to satisfy that sweet tooth, this grazing table sported chocolate meringues, our Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies, and a specially made puppy chow just for the occasion!
This event turned out so wonderfully that it is still almost as appetizing as it was then just from looking at these highlights! If you are interested in seeing highlights from some of the other events we’ve catered in the past, or you’re looking for some inspiration for an upcoming event you’re planning, you can check out our work by browsing our grazing table gallery or by visiting our blog! We also post lifehacks, recipes, and so much more, so be sure to stick around!
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