|Night 1: Weeknight early evening reception with Kayne Prime|
|Night 2: Casual shower. Rustic pewter and vintage glass platters along with ceramic mason jar vases from White's Mercantile. Burgers, popcorn, chips, veggies and sweets from Tavern and Whiskey Kitchen.|
|A patron's plate at the Waiting for Wishes reception|
|Mini versions of Tavern's ultimate burger |
Somehow, hosting is easier for me when things are back-to-back. Most pre-party tasks involve getting your house,yard or decor ready, so why not take advantage of the pristine condition? But, that doesn't apply to everything.
|From white bean and ham to goat cheese with red peppers or salmon and dill,|
each bruschetta topping was perfect. All from Rosewall and Kayne Prime.
|If I had more space, I would have taken advantage of Kayne Prime's live shucker/ raw bar option. So fun!|
|Kayne Prime's Panna Cotta with strawberries was a huge hit. Such a fun, colorful display for spring.|
|Gluten free goodies were to accommodate the bride-to-be, but taste|
wasn't compromised. Completely delicious, crowd-pleasing sweets.
For a pre-wedding celebration of Rusty Gaston and Kacie Boguskie, we chose Tavern (where they met). A bit of Whiskey Kitchen was mixed in for the addictive gluten free bourbon/bacon popcorn. The choice to select various items/locales from is a big part of the appeal. There's really no limit based on the variety of cuisine. It all stems from Jamie Bibler at Rosewall, who works with all of the chefs creating menus for any budget. Just love her! My guests raved about the food both nights, and empty plates confirmed the kudos.
|Smoked salmon from Kayne Prime served in cucumber rounds. Light and colorful for a spring buffet.|
|Sweet potato and veggie chips from Tavern's kitchen go fast.. really fast!|
I can't wait to host a summer party around the pool using their Mexican or Italian restaurant inspiration from newer eateries Saint Anejo and Moto. The hardest part will be deciding between a taco bar with margaritas or a rustic Italian celebration. The good news is, with MStreet's help, I know either will be a cinch.
Look for more summer party posts coming up.... I have lots of hosting planned between travel adventures. Keep following for updates on both.