December 15, 2016 - American Girl Doll “Melody 1963” Premiere

We had a great time catering the premiere of “Melody 1963: Love Has to Win” — at the American Girl Doll store last month.

The menu included tray passed tomato soup shooters with white cheddar goldfish, turkey meatloaf cupcakes with mashed potato frosting, and individual caesar salads on baby gem lettuce.

The children’s station included mini tea sandwiches, veggie flowerpots and butterfly pasta salad with sweet peas, zucchini and parmesan — while adults were treated to a separate selection of tea sandwiches, autumn chopped salad and israeli couscous with wild mushrooms, fennel, french feta, dill and dried cranberries.

We capped off the night with a selection of kid friendly desserts — including chocolate malted milkshakes; mini strawberry shortcakes and birthday cake macarons.

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Produced by: Swisher Productions

December 14, 2016 - Crate & Barrel Photoshoot

We’re happy to share that our retro Crate & Barrel holiday shoot is featured on 100 Layer Cake this week!

Click link for full feature:  http://www.100layercake.com/crate-and-barrel-100-layer-cake/a-retro-fondue-holiday-party-with-crate-and-barrel/.

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December 14, 2016 - Amelia’s Bat Mitzvah

Take a look at the modern Bat Mitzvah we catered at Lombardi House — now featured on 100 Layer Cakelet!: http://www.100layercakelet.com/2016/12/06/modern-bat-mitzvah-at-the-lombardi-house/

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Produced by: Wilmarose Orlanes

Photography: Caca Santoro

December 11, 2016 - Wreath Workshop

Design Love Fest and Moon Canyon recently held their annual wreath making workshop in Silver Lake– including a stationary display of some of our favorite fall appetizers and sweets.

While DIY’ing wreaths and sipping on spiked cider, attendees enjoyed pomegranate squash bruschetta, assorted cheeses and a beet grain salad with lemon truffle oil. Desserts included autumn trifle and fuyu persimmon tart, served with a delicious pomegranate whipped cream.

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December 11, 2016 - Lauren Conrad Thanksgiving Shoot

This year, our thanksgiving festivities included a two- part styled shoot with Lauren Conrad for www.LaurenConrad.com.

Appetizers and sides included angel biscuits with country ham and kumquat pommery marmalade; roasted yams sprinkled with brown sugar and cotija; gruyere ciabatta stuffing with wild mushrooms and leeks and haricot verts tossed with a tomato romesco, charred shallots and parsley.

The turkey was finished with oaxcan mole rub and served with a tomatillo serrano gravy and gruyere ciabatta stuffing.

Photos: Stephanie Todaro

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Click here for original posts:

https://laurenconrad.com/blog/2016/11/holiday-special-thanksgiving-green-beans-biscuits-with-a-twist/

https://laurenconrad.com/blog/2016/11/holiday-special-thanksgiving-oaxacan-spiced-turkey-mushroom-leek-stuffing-and-brown-sugar-roasted-yams/

October 19, 2016 - Amazon’s Stinky & Dirty Premiere

When asked to cater the premiere of Amazon’s “The Stinky & Dirty Show,” we were excited to create a menu emphasizing the playful, kid friendly nature of the show.

Take a look at how it all came together, led by the incredible team at Swisher Productions!

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Photo credit: Katherine Rose

Food Styling: Wilmarose Orlanes

Production: Swisher Productions

September 23, 2016 - Saddlerock Ranch Wedding

It’s been a busy wedding season around here, and we’ve been lucky enough to be spending time at some of L.A.’s finest venues!

Take a look at this week’s featured wedding, set within the beautiful, “Camp Cabernet” at Malibu’s Saddlerock Ranch.

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During cocktail hour, guests enjoyed craft cocktails and gourmet cheese and charcuterie, while servers passed appetizers such as sweet potato pommes frites with ancho salt and green chile ketchup; pancetta wrapped scallops with honey whiskey and jalapeno oil; and speck wrapped dates with manchego and sherry syrup.

Dinner was served across three stations, displaying items such as our wedge salad with iceberg lettuce, cherry tomato, gorgonzola, applewood bacon and chive vinaigrette; roasted brussel sprouts with speck, cipollini onion and maple brown butter; grilled wild salmon with pomegranate syrup and mint labneh; and mini bahn mi sandwiches with cucumber relish and sriracha.

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We capped off the evening with a full dessert station as well as passed late night snacks (think: chicken sausage with french toast batter and maple bourbon syrup)— keeping guests happy and full until the very last moments of the night.

Thank you Kristin of Esoteric Events for planning another spectacular wedding!

Styling: Wilmarose Orlanes

Photography: Joanne Pio

September 22, 2016 - Urban Palate on Chalkboard Magazine

Did you get a chance to read our article, “6 Stunning Tablescape Ideas for Parties at Home” on Chalkboard Magazine?

CLICK HERE to see the full article, featuring styling advice from our in house Creative Director, Wilmarose Orlanes!

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August 31, 2016 - Recipe: Watermelon Heirloom Tomato Salad with Basil Vinaigrette

Urban Palate is thrilled to be teaming up with WhitneyPort.com to provide (monthly) original content in the realm of food, styling and entertaining!

Keep an eye out for upcoming articles, and CLICK HERE  for step by step instructions to recreate our beautiful watermelon feta salad with basil vinaigrette!

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August 02, 2016 - Gulls Way Wedding

Over the years, we’ve had the pleasure of working at some really stunning wedding venues, but this past weekend was our first time at “Gulls Way:” a jaw dropping oceanside property in Malibu – previously occupied by Dick Clark. Today, the sprawling property acts as a part time wedding venue — hosting no more than 5 weddings per year!

For this particular event, our chef created a Cuban inspired menu – including passed apps, 4 dinner stations, stationary dessert and late night snacks.

Here’s a peak into Alana & James’ special day (planned by Kristin of Esoteric Events).

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Photography: Joanne Pio

Styling: Wilmarose