An Evening In Paris

When Natalia and Steve eloped in Paris, their friends and family were more than thrilled for them. The pair was madly and love and extremely compatible. But Natalia’s parents still wanted to do something special and celebrate the young couple. So they planned a gorgeous reception that would be reminiscent of the City of Light.

The elegant affair took place at the home of the bride’s parents in Laguna Beach with amazing views of the ocean.

Strolling accordionist, Richard Noel, played music which added to the tone and ambiance of the evening.

As guests sipped wine and Dom Pérignon, our servers passed around various appetizers.

ZUCCHINI FRITTER BON BONS – Topped with Crème Fraiche and Olive Tapenade
and
ZUCCHINI FRITTER BON BONS – Topped with Crème Fraiche and Olive Tapenade

MINI BEEF WELLINGTONS – Served with Our Bordelaise Dipping Sauce

TUNA TARTARE CONES – Served in a Miso Sesame Cone
Topped with Creamed Wasabi and Sesame Seeds

The Parisan theme was carried throughout the food stations including the Carte Blanch Grazing Station.

This station included:

PETIT PARIS SALADE
Baby Spinach, Bacon, Roasted Tomatoes, Diced Hard Boiled Egg, Sherry Vinaigrette

Served with…

FRENCH CHEESE DISPLAY – Chevre, Comte, Roquefort, Langres and Tomme de Savoie
Served With Crusty Baguettes and Water Crackers

BRIE EN CROUTE

and

PROVENCIAL GRILLED VEGETABLE DISPLAY
Baby French Carrots, Zucchini, Yellow Squash, Mushrooms, and Roasted Bell Peppers

Other savory stations included…

BEOUF BOURGIGNON MARTINIS – Served Over Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Finished With a Popcorn Shoot

and

CHICKEN PAILLARD TOWER – With Farro Risotto, Topped With Mushrooms

Our servers at the Scallop Station

U10 SEARED SCALLOP – Dry Packed U10 Scallops, Served Over Thyme and Wild Mushroom Confit
Accompanied With A Tarragon Citurs Cream Sauce, Topped With Tangerine Lace

The Crepe Station with two different types of crepes:

THE RIVIERA – Chicken, Spinach, Artichoke Hearts, Goat Cheese, Mushrooms, Tomato
In a Basil Cream Sauce

and
AL MARE – Shrimp, Garlic, Tomato, Mushrooms, Shallots, Celery, Fresh Dill
In a Lobster Cream Sauce

Guests toast the newlyweds.

The adorable Three Tiered Wedding Cake and Joi de Vivre Dessert Display provided by Rossmore Pastries.