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August, 2010

A Perfect Table

Every Event Deserves “A Perfect Table”

Everyone in the industry knows that linens can truly complete a room. That is where A Perfect Table comes in, with their wide variety of textures and colors, they have something for any theme party or event. They also have open studio hours, so you can play with your table-scape until it is perfect. Eco Caters loves working with them, as they have amazing customer service and really care about the look of the event. They are also a local company, which is great to support when planning your event. Check them out here!

Aug29
By Adam

Levyland

Eco Caters adores working at the lovely and private Levyland in Carlsbad, California

You may have noticed that we have been doing lots of wedding at Levyland. We absolutely love working there. They have a nice large kitchen and prep area that works perfect for catering. Levyland sits on a private 3 acre lot with views of the ocean and the lagoon. This property includes a main house with a smaller apartment style house connected – perfect for the bride and groom. The property rentals includes 6 nights with all the luxuries of home, which gives you lots of time to relax, have rehearsal dinners and day after brunches, no need to rush! For the ceremony your could either have it on the beach or Levylands lawn. Our favorite part is the area for the reception, a long driveway that weaved through trees, making it feel like you are having dinner in the woods. Read more here!

Aug24
By Adam

San Diego Catering for a Del Mar Beach Birthday

Eco Caters, a San Diego catering company, works together for a Del Mar beach-front birthday party

Throwing a birthday party for a friend is really great, but throwing one on the beach with San Diego catering company, Eco Caters, is even better. We did not have much time to put this party together, so the client chose to have Eco Caters handle all rentals and linens. All they had to do was get a permit and choose their menu.

San Diego caterer, Eco caters started the party with tray passed appetizers. These included some cool seared Albacore with orange grapefruit slaw and a warm and spicy black bean and watercress cilantro shooter with tortilla julienne. Guest mingled, tasted some appetizers and watched as we grilled everything on site. Eco Caters even made a new custom dish for the guest of honor, shrimp burgers. These tasty little sandwiches were served on a mix of homemade bread with cocktail sauce and lemon caper aioli. The burgers were served along side a fresh salad of wild arugula, peach, nectarine, goat cheese, and apple cider vinaigrette. Guest had vegetarian pan sautéed polenta with carrot, celery root, and fire roasted tomatoes, savory mirepoix quinoa, and fresh from the market grilled vegetables.

The guest devoured the birthday dinner while the sun provided the most lovely sunset. This was a great treat for both the guest of honor and his guest. We are lucky to be living in California, surrounded by awesome beaches and amazing weather. Having a meal on the beach can create the feel of an instant pop-up restaurant that only you and all your closest friends are invited to. San Diego caterer, Eco Caters can do everything for you, so you don’t have to do any work and can enjoy the day. Call us today to set up your next wedding, party or event!

Aug17
By Adam

San Diego Wedding Catering for a Lovely Backyard Wedding

Eco Caters, a San Diego Wedding Caterer, helped throw an amazing backyard wedding in La Costa

We actually never met the bride until the big day! She planed the whole affair from afar with the help of Kristin from A Taylored Made Wedding, and a few loving friends. We really wanted to WOW the couple, and this San Diego Wedding Catering team did just that!

We started the cocktail hour with spicy Argentinean Lamb Skewer with Chimmi Churri, fresh Seared Albacore with Orange Grapefruit Slaw, and Fresh Bruschetta with Tomato Concasse, Avocado Oil, and Preserved Lemon, all prepared by San Diego Wedding Caterer, Eco Caters. While guest sipped on our house made lemonade and ice tea, the bride and groom formed their receiving line at the front door, welcoming each and every guest inside.

Once seated, San Diego wedding catering company, Eco Caters served champagne and cider along with our Herb Mix salad with Edible Flowers, Pea Sprouts, Heirloom Tomato, and Avocado Dressing. It was truly a very pretty summer salad! We then served a choice of Ancho Crusted Ribeye with Horseradish Beets and Scallion, Coconut Oil Poached Yellowtail with Celeriac, Lime Zest, and Cilantro, or Roasted Zuchinni with Parmesan and Panko finished with Deep Fried Squash Flowers and Marjoram Yogurt. The bride and groom were so please, the groom ate two plates! Guest chatted and enjoyed watching the cake being cut as they finished their meal. The cake was provided by sweet cheeks bakery and had the most delicate and wonderful design. All pictures were taken by Kayden Studio, a very cheery couple who fit perfectly into the crowd and got some amazing shots!

This home was an amazing place to hold a wedding. Their neighbors were gracious enough to allow them to hold the ceremony in their front yard, which worked perfectly. When holding a wedding at you home always try to think out of the box for ways to use the space. We removed a grill and turned the space into a bar. The family moved all of the lounge furniture onto the grass to make way for a dance floor. They had plenty of space for everything!

Aug17
By Adam

San Diego Catering for a Station Style Wedding

San Diego Catering company, Eco Caters, provided many yummy choices for this couples dream wedding

I have been telling you for awhile that Eco Caters loves doing custom menus, and here is proof! We were thrilled when this forward thinking couple asked us to put together a station style meal! A station meal is a new trend that brides are constantly asking us about, and San Diego caterer, Eco Caters, loves!

For this meal we put together a cocktail hour featuring a chilled seafood station. San Diego caterer, Eco Caters, prepared fresh Ceviche, Shrimp, Oysters, Clams, Mussels, all served with our Lemon Caper Aioli, and Cocktail Sauce. Guest mingled and chatted while our servers circled the room with our crowd-pleasing Ground Sirloin Sliders with Smoked Cheddar, Roma Tomatos, and Homemade Aioli, zesty Thai Chicken Skewers, fresh Bruschetta with Tomato Concasse, and refreshing Cucumber Cups with Mango, Preserve Lemon, Chilli and Lime. Guest nibbled on all the goodies while sipping on the couples signature drinks, Mai Tia’s and White Sangria.

Once guest were seated, Eco Caters, a San Diego Catering company, served plated salads of Mixed Greens with Cucumber, Tomato, Sliced Almonds, Garlic Croutons, and Avocado Dressing. Guest were then excused from their tables to enjoy the stations the couple and Eco Caters designed together.

They chose to have a pasta bar with our Angel Hair Pasta Checca and Garlic French Bread, a carving station with Rosemary and Garlic Stuffed Tri Tip served with Sauce Gribiche and Roasted Asparagus Marinated in Grapefruit Juice, Roasted Marjoram and Thyme Scented Chicken with Au Jus and Grilled Farmers Market Veggies. Lastly, they had a Yukon Gold Mashed Potato bar! This was very popular. Served in martini glasses with all the trimmings. Guest topped their potatoes with House Cured Bacon, Roasted Garlic, Chives, Crème Fraiche, Cheddar Cheese, Crabmeat Cream Sauce and a Red Wine Gravy.

To top of the amazing meal, the couple created a beautiful room. It was filled with the most beautiful centerpieces. Some even featured driftwood, which gave it a chic beach vibe. The linens were stunning, provided by our favorite linen lady, Irene of A Perfect Table. The room looked picture perfect! Sharon Cole, of A Dream Wedding really outdid herself, even bringing in square tables, something never done in this space before ! Eco Caters felt very lucky to be asked to cater such a lovely fete!

Thank you to Bobby of Bobby Earle photography for the lovely table scape pictures.

Aug16
By Adam

San Diego Catering for a Summer Birthday Bash

San Diego Caterer, Eco Caters, works on an intimate summer birthday party

When I got the call from this client she sounded stressed out and nervous. She plans and takes care of everyone else’s birthday, and this year her present to herself was Eco Caters. She really believed in eating good organic and wholesome food and wanted to be able to provide that to her guest without having to do everything by herself. San Diego Catering company, Eco Caters rushed in and  took her step by step through the planning process, making it as easy on her as possible.

We started with a cocktail hour as guest arrived, serving our Chef’s Choice Cheese Display with Market Fruit and Preserve, creamy Hummus Trio with Tabouli, Olive Salad, and Grilled Flatbread, savory Antipasto with Marinated Artichoke, and Sweet Peppers with Arugula, Marinated Cherry Tomato with Mozzarella.

After enjoying everyones company for awhile, Eco Caters, a San Diego caterer set up a buffet. The backyard buffet featured our Farmers Market Salad including, Best of the Market greens and vegetables with a house vinaigrette dressing, fresh Grilled Chicken Breast with Mango and Avocado, both Vegetarian and  Blackened Local Fish Burritos with Rice and Black Beans, Grilled Corn on the Cobb, and Grilled Farmers Market Vegetables. The birthday girl rented a margarita machine and guest enjoyed them on the warm summer evening.

The evening went off without a hitch, with Eco Caters in the kitchen and the host actually enjoying her guest. Why not treat the one who is always the host to a stress free party. Eco Caters, a San Diego Catering company, will prepare a custom menu for you, taking into consideration all of your wants and needs. We will set everything up, serve the meal and clean up everything, allowing you to enjoy your party.

Aug07
By Adam
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