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June 15, 2011

Spotlight On: Mary’s Wedding – The Rehearsal Dinner Menu

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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. MARY'S MENU REHEARSAL DINNER JUNE 30TH, 2011 48 GUESTS 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 SRIRACHA MAYO CHILE CHEESE MAYO ROASTED TOMATO SALSA “STOUT” MUSTARD SCALLION BACON KETCHUP SPICY PEANUT KETCHUP ROOT BEER BBQ SAUCE RED ONION MARMALADE CORN TOMATO RELISH TANGY HOMEMADE STEAK SAUCE REUBEN 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 …..............

WATERMELON WEDGES

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GRILLED YUKON GOLD POTATO SALAD WITH ROASTED RED PEPPER AND SMOKED PAPRIKA MAYONNAISE

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OLD FASHIONED FLOAT STAND

FEATURING CULINARY CRAFT'S CUSTOM MADE GELATO ROOTBEER FLOATS ORANGE CREAMSICLE FLOATS CHOCOLATE MINT FLOATS …...... S'MORES GALORE! (For the kid in all of us!)

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CITRUS WATER"

Thank you Mary!  It sounds DELICIOUS and we are so excited for you!

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