Tuesday, June 18, 2013
If you have not yet hired your wedding caterer, now is a great time to schedule a tasting appointment with Beyond Details Catering and Floral Design. They just released their summer tasting dates to allow all of you engaged couples and planners to go beyond my blog and taste their delicious food for yourselves. Space is limited so contact Brandy of Beyond Details at 615-320-5573 to schedule your tasting appointment.
Summer Tasting Dates
June 22nd & June 23rd - By Appointment
July 19th, 20th & 21st - By Appointment
August 3rd & 4th - By Appointment
Be sure Beyond Details is on your short list of wedding caterers. You really have to taste and see their food to appreciate their unique flavor twists as words and photos aren't adequate. They also do floral designs making their wedding receptions divine!
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
I first learned of Abby and her Creative Crumbs bakery at the Perfect Wedding Guide bridal show. She's one busy lady. So, in lieu of my get-to-know you interview, I decided to grab some photos of her wedding cakes from her Instagram page and website gallery to show you why I was drawn to her cake artistry.
I'm sure tthat hese select cakes represent but a fraction of cakes she's done as well as her capabilities. But, they do give you a sense of her artistic style.
Creative Crumbs is located in East Nashville.
This is the cake that I saw at Abby's booth and loved! So sleek, clean and stunning.
vintage lace wedding cake on right
gray and yellow bird cake on left
country western style cake on right
magnolia wedding cake on left
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Jason and Lori, owners of Crumb de la Crumb bakery and The Cottage Cafe are hosting their first, by demand, Supper Club. The May 31st event is expected to be an upscale, one-of-a-kind dinner with live music. And if you know anything about this team, you know to also expect an inventive twist on the menu.
If you are open to something outside the run of the mill date night, RSVP for The Cottage Cafe's Supper Club in Bellevue, TN. The scrumptious menu is below.
"For our first Supper Club, we will be featuring some of our favorites. A set menu of 4 courses with a choice of two different main entree's. Live music will also be on tap for what is going to be a great evening.
(Due to our space being limited, it's a reservations only event. We will be operating under our "shared seating" policy. This means your party may be joined with another party so that we can accommodate everyone.)"
Charleston She Crab Soup
Caramelized Scallops with White Balsamic Strawberry Salsa
Main Dishes :
Pistachio Encrusted Salmon with Lemon Basil Butter Sauce served with Lemon Sea Salt Roasted Asparagus and Cherub Tomatoes
Or Low Country Shrimp and Grits (These shrimp are fresh off the boat, brought in especially for this event). Lorie's special recipe!! Trust us, the best you've ever eaten!!
A trio of Lorie's delectable dessert creations. She's way more than cake, people!! *This event will be a BYOB event, with a corkage fee for those who bring wine.
Price per person $38.00
Please respond with your entree choice(s) when you purchase tickets.
Suggested gratuity of 18% is NOT included. Corkage fee will be collected on the night of the event.
Link to Details and Tickets
Not interested in the Supper Club? Know that The Cottage Cafe is also a great location for bridal showers, bridal luncheons and Crumb de La Crumb offers fantastic wedding cakes.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
I can't believe we are moving through this year so fast. It's already May! The wedding season is underway and I always like to what's popular, unusual or being loved in Nashvile wedding.
I decided to start with wedding cakes so I reached out to Signature Cakes by Vicki to see what lovely designs she has created for Nashville weddings this year.
All of the cakes below are by Signature Cakes and were created for real Nashville brides for their weddings this year. I cant believe this many great weddings have already taken place! If you like what you see, you can always call Vicki and she can customize anything based on your wedding style, colors or modifications.
The cake on right is a red white and silver cake that's classic and elegant. It has a punch of color, sugar flowers and moldings.
All about lace! More wedding gowns are made of lace and as a bride, you might want a cake that complements your dress. Here are two 2013 lace wedding cakes by Vicki. Notice how different they can be even though they share the lace theme? The cake on the left has sugar flowers and molding.
Succulents and mushrooms. The bride is a graduate of the Art Institute in Culinary. She wanted something earthy for her Cheekwood wedding. Succulents are becoming huge this year. The bride also fell in love with mushrooms and succulents (which are very popular this year.) Vicki loves challenges and looked forward to creating this cake as it required out of the box thinking to create molds for items like mushrooms, that arent common. This cake has a lot of handwork!
The all white petals cake is all the rave with 2013 / 2014 brides. The textured stripes on the right are extrememly loved too. The cake is very textural with hand laid stripes of fondant all over the cake. Fresh flowers were added on top for this Mint Springs Farm wedding.
A 7-tier cakes with cameos, lace, texture, painting, sashes and white sugar flowers. Very VINTAGE for a wedding at the Hermitage Hotel.
Monday, May 6, 2013
When guests leave your wedding requesting recipes from your reception dinner, you know you hired the right caterer! Such was the case with Kate and Tony's wedding at Front Porch Farms where guests keep calling, asking for the recipes for the squash casserole and carrot souffle, both signature dishes from Beyond Details, a Nashville wedding caterer. I must admit that I too was shocked by how much I liked those two dishes during my tasting with Beyond Details last year. And I'm a very picky eater!
If food matters to you, make sure you hire a caterer that you will enjoy and that will offer a memorable experience for your guests, as Kate and Tony did. Learn more about Kate's experience working with Beyond Details via my interview below and contact them for a tasting of your own!
Kate and Tony
September 2, 2012
Caterer: Beyond Details
Venue: Front Porch Farms
What wedding food experience did you want to offer your wedding guests?
Kate (bride): Our guests came in from out-of-state, so we wanted as much of the wedding to be Nashville-infused as possible, including the food. We incorporated Southern dishes, like shrimp and grits and cheesy summer squash, and served local beers to give the menu a sense of place.
Also, we happily eat meat, but many of the members of our wedding party were vegetarians, so we deliberately sought out a caterer that could make enticing, substantial veggie options.
What menu did Beyond Details design for your wedding?
Appetizers: shrimp and grits, stuffed mushrooms
Meal: barbecued chicken, squash casserole, grilled asparagus, carrot souffle, rolls
Dessert: banana pudding, key lime pie, various cakes from Sweet 16th Bakery in Nashville.
What was your favorite dish created by Beyond Details?
Kate (bride): At our tasting with Beyond Details, we weren't planning to get desserts from them since we wanted cake at the wedding instead. Then, we had a taste of their Key lime pie and knew we had to have it, so we ended up ordering pie and pudding from them in addition to the cakes!
We had a half-dozen guests email us demanding the recipes for the squash casserole and carrot soufflé. They were such unique additions to the menu!
What did you most love about creating Kate's wedding menu?
Beyond Details (caterer): Kate was so open to suggestions and we always love a good Southern menu!!
Special thanks to Val and Sarah, their photographers, who did an incredible job capturing their delicious food details.