Eco Caters Organic Catering for an all Organic Holiday Dinner in Del Mar
We catered a holiday dinner on December 18th at a beautiful home in Del Mar with amazing views of the pacific ocean. Organic catering in Del Mar is always a treat because we are typically working in nice homes with a view of the ocean. This San Diego catering event was a nice intimate family dinner. The host chose to have a wild arugula salad with organic apples from Smit Farms, Creole Gumbo Ya Ya served with organic white rice, a Cajun injected deep fried turkey with giblet gravy, truffled smashed potatoes and broccollini with garlic and shallots. All of which the guest devoured and came back for seconds.
To finish off the night, organic caterer,Eco Caters served some fresh made apple pie with cinnamon whipped cream made with organic apples from Smit Farms.
The Safflower Oil that we used to fry the turkey was given to Wherever Limousine for their biodiesel limo that they use for private events. For more info on Wherever Limo, go to wherevershuttle.com. The main advantage of using vegetable oil based fuels instead of fossil fuels is that vegetable oil is renewable and better for the environment. Specifically, vegetable oil fuels are sustainable and carbon neutral. Burning straight vegetable oil as fuel, is considered carbon neutral because any carbon dioxide emitted was absorbed by the plant during its growing process and counterbalances the emitted CO2. Any vegetable oil can be used such as soy, corn or walnut oil and also the grease in restaurant kitchens.
Organic catering in San Diego and especially organic catering in Del Mar and other areas of north county has been picking up and we hope to continue working more and more in that area. Holiday Party catering in San Diego was slow but steady this year and but it was an increase from 2008. We are very thankful for the events that we have catered in 2009 and we look forward to bringing organic catering to all of Southern California in 2010.