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Re-Deux Summer Party with Tall Guy and a Grill

May 29, 2014

View from kitchen

It’s finally summer! Well not technically, but by most standards Memorial Day is the beginning of pools opening and white pants wearing. Summer in my book. Mel and I decided to throw a little get-together to celebrate. Because we have been living in a world of white, gray, and brown for too many months, our theme was a Pop of Color. Besides the flowers, we didn’t buy anything for the table. Mel had most of the vases, garland, and barware in her stash. We used my everyday dishes and silverware, and raided my linen closet for a tablecloth, napkins and placemats (which were actually from my wedding!) Flowers were courtesy of Trader Joes. They always have such bright, fun flowers!Tablescape from above

Our expertise is the party part, so we had Tall Guy and a Grill Catering take care of the edibles. Since our theme was bright summer colors, the Tall Guy helped us bring out that theme in the food. We wanted to keep it somewhat light, so we did all appetizer size portions. Most of the dishes are on Tall Guy’s menu, but there were a couple things he did custom for us like the flank steak lettuce wraps and the mango salsa cups.

Food Display from above

The menu was as follows:

Superfruit Salad (Organic Spring Mix, Strawberries, Blueberries, Goat Cheese Crumbles, Walnuts, Balsamic)

Caprese Skewers (Cherry Tomatoes, Fresh Mozzarella, Basil)

Black Bean Mango Salsa Cups (Wontons, Scratch-Made Mango Black Bean Salsa)

Flank Steak Lettuce Wraps (Romaine, Flank Steak with Asian Marinade, Cucumber, Carrots, Cherry Tomatoes)

Pimento Grilled Cheeses Triangles (Texas Toast, Martha’s Pimento Cheese-Tall Guy has regular sized Pimento Grilled Cheeses on his Takeout Brunch Menu)

Raspberry Lemon Curd Tartletts

The favorite was definitely the grilled cheeses. SO GOOD!

In addition to the food, we also had a signature drink. Mel shook up some Salty Dogs with her sweet shaker set!

Melissa & cocktails

All in all, a nice way to spend an afternoon. Good food, good cocktails, good company!

Table w/ plate of food

Lettuce wraps & wonton cups

Grilled Cheese & Salad Caprese skewers & tarts

-Amanda

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