The Great Gala

California State University of Long Beach is just one of those clients that you cannot help but feel pride in being able to work for them and make their events shine. No matter what the occasion, the events are always classy, fun and educational. But recently we planned and catered the first ever President’s Gala on the campus. The event included a site down dinner as well as an amazing performance by Jane Lynch in “See Jane Sing.” What a treat… what a talent! The crowd loved it!

But before the great show, the evening started off with cocktail hour. Guests sipped beer and wine in the lobby of the Carpenter Center with some of our most popular tray passed Hors D’oevures.

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

MINI PORK BELLY TACOS
Caramelized Pork Belly
Served with Mint Cucumber Slices, Cilantro,
Pickled Carrot and Jalapeno
Finished with Chili Crema
Served In A Mini Wonton Shell In a Lime Wedge

WILDMUSHROOM DUXELLE DUMPLINGS
In a Burnt Miso Sauce
Presented In a Chino Spoon

After the cocktail hour, guests were directed to the front terrace of the center for the sit-down dinner.
The tables were beautifully set with a fall theme.

BUTTERLEAF BIB LETTUCE
Tossed with Julienned Bosc Pears, Asiago Cheese, Praline Pecans
White Wine Dijon Vinaigrette Dressing
Accompanied with Herbed Lavosh

The main course featured above both before and after it was topped with sauce and garnishes.

DUET PLATE
A PETIT FILET
With A Bodalaise Sauce
Paired With
ROSEMARY SALMON
Rosemary & Dill Butter with Capers, Kalamata Olives & Roasted Garlic
Prepared with Mediterranean Spices
Served with a Lemon Shallot White Wine Sauce
Accompanied with
GRUYERE CARMALIZED ONION POTATO GRATINEE TOWER
VEGETABLE BUNDLE TIED WITH A CHINESE LONG BEAN
Green Zucchini, Yellow Squash, Red Bell Pepper, Asparagus, Haricot Verts

The post reception took place back stage and consisted dessert and coffee.

ASSORTED MINI SWEETS
Mini Cupcakes
Mini Shooters: Tiramasu
Mini Lollipops: Chocolate Truffle, Red Velvet & Peanut Butter