It’s Wednesday again and today we have the fabulous Mary Crafts letting us in on the Rehearsal Dinner! Take it away Mary!
“Two weeks and counting…YIKES! I have 26 things on my list yet to do and yes, I’m slightly panicky! Fortunately, I have a group of amazing professionals who are working night and day to make sure all is well. Rachel Heimer, our senior event planner and wedding specialist, has been putting all my ideas into a concise and workable menu which is perfect for my evening summer garden soiree…also known as our Wedding Rehearsal Dinner!
I wanted a very casual feeling as this is the time when both sides of our new family while be joining together for the first time. Many of the 48 guests are coming from out-of-state and this will be the first time for the sneak preview of our new extended family!!! Guests will be greeted with Galvanized Tubs of trendy bottled sodas, waters, and yes…a few Diet Cokes! Our staff are so marvelous at designing beautiful presentations of local Utah Beehive Cheeses with refreshing fruits and nibbles. This will keep everyone satisfied while the wedding party gives a few practice runs at the ceremony processional….OHMYGOSH…this is really happening!
I’ve included the menu below with all the custom toppings for the old-fashioned hot dog stand. Rick and I had such fun coming up with these accompaniments and he even volunteered to make this homemade chili for the hot dogs! I love the little touches Rachel included such as serving all of the condiments in big mason jars, mini ice cream floats with our homemade gelato, and that great pulled pork! Hope I can fit into my wedding dress after this great dinner!!!
Rachel is currently hard at work on the family-style luncheon following the ceremony on Friday…and then the big celebration reception on Saturday…a caterer’s work is never done. Thank you, Rachel, for all your creativeness and care.
JUNE 30TH, 2011
BEGINNING AT 6:00 P.M. AND ENDING AT 9:00 P.M.
REHEARSAL FROM 6:00 P.M. TO 7:00 P.M.
DINNER AT 7:00 P.M.
To Start the evening…guests will be greeted with a display of Utah Artisan Cheeses,
Crackers, Lavosh, House-made Rusks, Berries, Grapes, Apples, and Pears.
GALVANIZED TUBS OF OLD FASHIONED BOTTLED SODAS
CUSTOM BARBECUE MENU
NORTH CAROLINA STYLE PULLED PORK
WITH A CABBAGE SLAW
HOUSEMADE KNOTTED BUNS
GOURMET HAMBURGER AND HOT DOG STAND
TOPPINGS DISPLAYED IN MASON JARS TO INCLUDE…
AVOCADO CHILE SPREAD
CHILE CHEESE MAYO
ROASTED TOMATO SALSA
SCALLION BACON KETCHUP
SPICY PEANUT KETCHUP
ROOT BEER BBQ SAUCE
RED ONION MARMALADE
CORN TOMATO RELISH
TANGY HOMEMADE STEAK SAUCE
WASABI RANCH SAUCE
PLUS THE USUAL FARE…
CLASSIC KETCHUP , MAYO AND WHOLE GRAIN MUSTARD
RICK’S FAMOUS CHILI RECIPE
HEIRLOOM TOMATO SLICES, BUTTER LETTUCE LEAVES, PURPLE ONION, PICKLES,
SAUTEED MUSHROOMS, PROVOLONE AND CHEDDAR CHEESE, FRESHLY PULLED MOZZERELLA, GUACAMOLE, AND BACON
CLASSIC AND CREAMY: CHEDDAR AND GRUYERE MACARONI AND CHEESE
CHARRED CORN AND TOMATO CRACKED WHEAT SALAD
MIXED GREEN SALAD WITH DICED AVOCADO, PEACHES, CRISPY BACON, FETA CHEESE AND CHAMPAGNE VINAIGRETTE
GRILLED YUKON GOLD POTATO SALAD WITH ROASTED RED PEPPER AND SMOKED PAPRIKA MAYONNAISE
OLD FASHIONED FLOAT STAND
FEATURING CULINARY CRAFT’S CUSTOM MADE GELATO
ORANGE CREAMSICLE FLOATS
CHOCOLATE MINT FLOATS
(For the kid in all of us!)
Thank you Mary! It sounds DELICIOUS and we are so excited for you!
Check out our website at www.culinarycrafts.com!