June 3, 2009

easter 2009

We had 70! people to Easter Brunch. All of the planning, baking, crafting and making was as much fun as the actual party. Wishing every weekend had a holiday...

We blew eggs and Amy wrapped them with fabrics from her men's store Apartment Number 9
LA's downtown flower district is a heaven...painted grass on blown eggs
No bartender needed. Make your own bellini, mimosa, screwdriver, greyhound, bloody mary or virgin cocktail bar. The freshest twist: farmers market strawberry and peach purees
Crostinis with artichoke spread, radish and micro greens salad
Devilled eggs three ways: basil pesto, curried and spicy paprika
Sweet strawberries with creme fraiche and brown sugar for dipping
We almost decided to have children after having so much fun making our younger guests' Easter baskets and hiding the eggs for their hunt
We went a little nuts with Easter candies, cookies and chocolates. We offered a range of treats: from classic drugstore Peeps, chocolate eggs and jellybeans to Mary See's petit fours and truffles to our homemade sugar cookies. It was the ultimate dessert bar.
Our favors: mini Easter baskets with homemade sugar cookies and candy to go

The Menu

H'ors deuvres

Devilled eggs three ways: basil, curried and spicy paprkia
Crostini with artichoke spread, radish and micro greens
Shot glasses of carrot ginger and curried minted pea chilled soups


Honey Baked Ham with assorted mustards and chutneys
Twice Baked Potato Casserole with greek yogurt
Mushroom, Leek, Ricotta Tarts
Grilled Asparagus with parmesan, olive oil and lemon zest
Mixed Greens with champagne tarragon vinaigrette and honeyed pine nuts
Mini Muffin Basket: rosemary corn, blueberry and carrot cake
Citrus platter with navel oranges, grapefruit, kiwi and ginger syrup
Fresh strawberries with brown sugar and creme fraiche
David Jones' famous sticky buns
Lemon bundt cake

Dessert Bar

Assorted candies, chocolates, petit-fours and cookies
Coffee and tea bar