Thursday, July 28, 2011

WithinSodo Open House

We have the pleasure of welcoming a brand new (and very gorgeous) events venue - WithinSodo - at their August 11th open house!  Enjoy champagne & hors d'oeuvres provided by Lisa Dupar Catering while taking in the view from the deck; this new space caters to any event you can imagine and we're sure you'll be planning something of your own by the end of the evening!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Tom Douglas Summer Camp 2011

Oh my Gosh does Tom Douglas and his team know how to have fun! Showing up early for my demo of  recipes from Fried Chicken and Champagne at Tom’s summer camp was a fun surprise. Morning breakfast of Eggs & Bacon with Manhattans was being cleared away and Prosecco was being popped for Chef Brock Johnson’s (of Dalia Lounge) demo of amazing pates and rillettes. On the 4th day of the campers Food and Beverage Marathon, I was certain the campers would be dozing off before “lunch”. No heads hitting the desk in this classroom! These campers were serious about their food & libation tasting. Maker’s Mark was the choice for the Peach Julep starting the sampling of Southern dishes prepared by Tom’s team that were perfectly executed. Campers commented most on the Watermelon Chutney with the corn fritters and the Frogmore Stew as their favorites, though the Fried Peach Pie plates were cleaned also. Both recipes from the cookbook! After the southern mid-morning bites, they headed across the street for lunch at Palace Kitchen with Josh Henderson from Skillet (one of my new favorite spots).

Tom’s reputation for generosity spills over into everything he does and this camp experience was no different. I just wanted to take the rest of the week off and join the campers in their Fabulous Food Week. Rumor has it, next year’s class is already sold out!! 


Monday, July 18, 2011

Lions, Tigers, a Zoo, and a Wedding, Oh My!

This weekend was quite the wild ride!  Lisa Dupar Catering had two very special events - the Jungle Party for the Woodland Park Zoo and a lavish island wedding in Friday Harbor, WA.  There's usually a hustle when two big events are back-to-back, but our Woodland Park Zoo event was a four course seated dinner for 1,000!  This was our biggest event to date, and we had been prepping for weeks; to see it all come together was a truly remarkable!

Some unexpected "help" in the catering area!
The next day, our incredible staff made the long trip to Friday Harbor Island bright and early after working deep into the night at Woodland Park.  With the clouds looking ominous, we were worried the rain would put a damper on the evening - but that wasn't the case in the least!  Everything looked gorgeous and in true romantic fashion, only after the bride and groom made their way under the wedding tent did the rain come down!

Custom Design by LDC
 It was truly a fairy tale wedding and we were so excited to be apart of it!

Congratulations to the catering staff for an amazing job done!