Our Fall Tasting Event was WILD

  • Thursday, September 29, 2016
    Simply Delicious Caterings Events
    Simply Delicious

    Every fall, we get together with our favorite vendors and industry friends to put together a magnificent showcase of what we do here at Simply Delicious Caterings. It's an amazing time where we get to work with our favorite people in the business all at once, and get to show off the best of our upcoming, newest menus as well as particular favorites. 

    Simply Delicious at Zambezi River CampSimply Delicious at Zambezi River CampSimply Delicious at Zambezi River CampCrocodile at the Fall Tasting Event

    This event was co-hosted with White Door Events, and the Whites know how to throw a shindig! 

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    We couldn't have pulled this event together without the expertise and tireless commitment to every planning detail from WED Memphis. They are amazing!

    WED Memphis and White Door Events with Simply Delicious CateringsWedded to the details: we love working with WED Memphis

    This year we the venue helped determine our theme. The Memphis Zoo has long been one of our favorite spots for weddings and other events, but their brand new Zambezi River Camp was designed as a fantastic spot for large events, full of so much gorgeous and unique potential. 

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    The Menu

    We were excited to showcase some of our new items at this tasting, including our Holiday Chicken Roulade over bowtie pasta, our Chestnut and Fennel Cornbread Dressing, our Kale Roasted Beet Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette and our Spice Roasted Carrots. Additionally our buffet stations included favorites like Lemon Thyme Chicken Skewers, Pesto Chicken and Grape Tomato Sate (a gluten-free choice!), Meatballs, and Butternut Squash Ravioli in Sage Brown Butter

    Spice Roasted CarrotsKale Roasted Beet Salad with Balsamic VinaigretteChestnut and Fennel Cornbread DressingBuffet StationLemon Thyme Chicken SkewersLemon Thyme Chicken SkewersPesto Chicken and Grape Tomato SatePesto Chicken and Grape Tomato SateBreadMeatballsButternut Squash Ravioli in Sage Brown ButterHoliday Chicken Roulade over Bowtie Pasta

    The Cheeses included Double Gloucester with Stilton, Red Windsor, Sage Derby and Blueberry Wensleydale. 

    Double Gloucester with StiltonRed Windsor and Sage DerbyBlueberry WensleydaleOur Cheese Display

    Our Fresh Salad Stations included a colorful crudite with garden fresh green goddess dip and our Signature Simply Salad Box Bar that stunned as well as satisfied. 

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    Our passed plate appetizers are always some of our favorite menu items to put together. What will wow guests with a flavor explosion in just one bite? The kind of appetizer that will have them hunting the catering server down for more? For this event, we choose Wild Mushroom Tartlets wtih Chive Creme Fraiche, Mini Beef Wellingtons with Bordelaise Sauce, Butternut Squash Soup Shooters, Smoked Salmon Nova on Cucumber with Dill Cream and Pancetta and Pear Bites with Goat Cheese. 

    Mushroom Tartlets with Chive Creme FraicheMushroom Tartlets with Chive Creme FraicheMini Beef Wellingtons with Bordelaise SauceButternut Squash Soup ShootersSmoked Salmon Nova on Cucumber with Dill DreamPancetta and Pear Bites with Goat CheesePassed AppetizersPassed Appetizers

     

    But we didn't stop there! Our Watering Hole welcomed guests with their choice of local Memphis and domestic beers and wine with BBQ nuts and candied bacon. 

    Watering Hole Beers and LiquorsWatering Hole Beers and LiquorsCandied BaconBBQ Nuts

     

    And no one's sweet tooth was ignored. Our assorted desserts included mini cookies and cupcakes, Oreo Cheesecake Bars, Dark Chocolate Brownie Bars, Peanut Pretzel Bars, Lemon Bars and Cake Pops! 

    Assorted DessertsAssorted DessertsMini-CookiesMini-Cookiesdipped oreosLogo Covered Cookies and DessertsMini CupcakesMini CupcakesAssorted DessertsZoo Themed Cake Popscakepops

     

    Our guests were even welcomed with a refreshing Peach Bellini (Peach Popsicle in Prosecco) from MEMPops, one of our favorite food cart vendors and a Memphis staple around town! 

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    But no Simply Delicious event is complete without an homage to our other brand, Corky's BBQ. For this event we served our Signature BBQ Boatinis and a giant roast pig lovingly taken care of by our executive Chef Stan. 

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    It was a fabulous night, full of our favorite things: friends, food and Memphis goodness. 

    Thanks to every single one of our incredible vendors and friends, without whom this night would not have been possible.  

    Planning: WED Memphis
    Music: Josh Threlkeld
    African Drummers: Ekpe & Company
    DJ: DJ Dingo
    Photographer: Creation Studios
    Florists: Le FLEUR (A Unique Flower Shoppe) and Ashlye McCormick Design
    Caramels: Shotwell Candy Co.
    Program Maps: Mrs. Post Stationery
    Alcohol: The Liquor and Wine Depot
    Videographer: MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE PRODUCTIONS
    Mobile Bar/Horse Trailer: Barnwell Event Co. 
    Cake: Flour Garden
    Sweet Treats: Patti Cakes
    Popsicles: MEMPopS
    Photobooth: Hot Shots Photo Booths
    Facepainting: Fairys and Frogs Face Painting Memphis
    Coffee Bar: Bella Caffe Fine Coffee & Espresso Catering
    Wine Glasses: Party Connection
    Custom Signage: Zazu Designs
    Gobo Lighting: ProductionOne

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