Culinary Crafts

French Countryside Styled Shoot at Johnson Mill

Tuesday, 24 June, 2014

We here at Culinary Crafts have been SO lucky to participate in such GORGEOUS inspiration shoots, and this year, we have had a bunch recently that are simply stunning!  This romantic gem, photographed by Ivy & Stone and set on the grounds of the breathtaking Johnson Mill, was no exception!  With a soft palette of cream, pink, and green and a bonus of fabulous lace accents, I think you’ll fall in love with this shoot too!  Check it out!

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The fabulous couple was decked out to the nines!  But, since this was more of a French Brunch feel, they kept it soft and romantic and didn’t go black tie, like you might for an evening fête.

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We loved the loose and organic feel of the flowers by Bloom Floral Studio!

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Isn’t the bride’s dress dreamy?  From Gateway Bridal, we love the lace overlay and the neckline was so pretty.  I loved how it showed off the lace detail!  And the pretty settee was perfect as an accent furniture piece from Refined Vintage Events!

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We decided to create a “Herbal Tea-ni Bar” for this brunchtime menu.  We served a White Peach Tea-ni, Blackberry Floral Tea-ni, and Ginger Apricot Tea-ni.  Then we poured it over shaved ice, in the style of a Mint Julep, and garnished it with fresh mint.  So yummy!

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One of the great things about the Johnson Mill is the grounds which are unlike ANYTHING else.  We were right next to a babbling brook, beautiful blooms, and gorgeous trees.  All of which lent to creating such a beautiful feel and great light!

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I seriously am in love with the vineyard tables with the eclectic lace linens, soft pink napkins, gold flatware, and beautiful scalloped plates from Diamond Rental.  Such a pretty tablescape and the flowers looked PERFECT!

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Our first course was a Grilled Apricot filled with Goat Cheese and topped with Granola Brittle and Mint – a light and pretty starter for brunch!

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I loved this hand-drawn sign!  Such a great detail that I think would look wonderful at so many weddings!

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The second course, which kept in theme with our Tea-ni Bar, was House Tea Smoked Sea Bass with a Honey Ginger Maple Glaze and garnished with Micro Greens and Fava Beans.  YUM!

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More of the fabulous details from this shoot!  I loved the floral crown, loose side swept braid, and the sweet hammock!  It made for some great shots, don’t you think?

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And, last but not least, my favorite – DESSERT!  The wedding cake was an Apricot Pancake Cake layered with Maple and Vanilla Bean Buttercream and we also served House-made Glazed Cronuts too, (yes, THOSE cronuts!!!)  Mmmm.  I mean, donuts made with croissant dough???  Sign me up!

Such a great shoot and we loved being a part of it!  Thank you to Ivy & Stone for these great photos and to all the vendors who made this gorgeous shoot possible!  Happy dreaming, everyone!

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Photographer & Invitations:  Ivy & Stone
Floral Designer: Bloom Floral Studio

Caterer: Culinary Crafts
Equipment Rentals: Diamond Rental
Reception Venue: Johnson’s Mill

Equipment Rentals: Refined Vintage Events
Dress Store: Gateway Bridal
Makeup/Hair: Versa Artistry

Guy Savoy Bread Pairing | Food Theory Thursday

Thursday, 12 April, 2012

Today, I’d like to share with you one of the most decadent (and possibly expensive) restaurants in Las Vegas.  Guy Savoy, headed by the much lauded chef of the same name, is French dining at its pinnacle with the finest in quality and in presentation.  Not only can you count on 10 courses of fabulous food, but each of these courses is paired with a gourmet artisan bread, hand sliced table side for your perfectly paired flavor enjoyment!  Mary recently dined at this restaurant and HAD to try this bread pairing to see if it was really all the rage, and let me tell you, it WAS.  Its not just any old wheat bread they are serving up either.  It is artfully crafted breads that are created to blend delightfully with each of the courses specifically.  Crispy Sea Bass with Delicate Spices paired with a Lemon Bread?  Delicately complex and perfect.  Artichoke and Black Truffle soup paired with Mushroom  Brioche?  Divine.  Marinated Lobster with Seaweed Ciabatta Bread?  Unexpected and wonderful.  Attention to detail is definitely a must here!  They even had an artist create specialty serving accoutrement for each course, so even the china is GORGEOUS!  This meal was definitely a one of a kind event (and at about $290 a person for the prestige menu, it may not be everyone’s cup of tea), but we see that all elements of a menu should be taken into consideration to create a symphony of delciousness.  We here at Culinary Crafts definitely take this to heart and have been offering “bread pairings” with our stations before it was so in vogue.  Our passion for detail and perfect orchestration is as apparent in every one of our events just as each course of Guy Savoy’s prestige menu is.  We hope this inspires you to thoughtfully and artfully prepare your next meal – it is SO worth it!  Happy eating everyone!

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Photos via KevinEats, Crazy White Girl With a Kitchen, and Midwestern Masticatory Musings