Monday, August 22, 2011

First Catering Job!

I was asked by my dear family friends The McIntosh's to cater their mortgage burning party. Yes, they have paid their house in full. A major accomplishment indeed. I was absolutely happy and honored to do it for them. We went with a Tampa/Florida theme for the food. Things like roasted pork, black beans and rice, key lime pie for dessert and Ybor City cigars and local beer from Cigar City Brewery. Everything was a big hit. Below is the menu with links to some of the recipes.

Shrimp and Chorizo Tapas with Toasted Cuban Bread
Roasted Olives
Chai Thai Meatballs
Spicy Feta Cheese Dip
White Bean Dip
Stuffed Mushrooms

Main Dishes:
Roast Pork (I admit I went to an authentic Cuban place for this one - El Gallo de Oro on N. Armenia Ave. in West Tampa.)
Black Beans and Rice (I used my husband's grandmother's recipe, so sorry, going to keep this one in the family)
Cuban Sandwiches
1905 Salad

Assorted Guava Pastries from Don Pan Bakery
Key Lime Pie

Cigar City Brewery
Red Sangria
White Sangria
Pomegranate Martinis

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