Behind the Scenes: Food Made with Feeling
Seared Ginger root and Elephant garlic tenderloin of beef with red wine ginger sauce. Herb Boursin mousse with toasted walnuts and caramelized figs on Belgium endive. Food, just like all special events, is unique and special. The more care, preparation and time that is invested into each creation can not only be seen, but it comes through when indulging in what can only be considered a work of art.
Every chef that sautés on a cooktop or exercises their knife skills at the cutting board brings something special to a venue like Ashton Gardens. It means a chance to share their love of food with people they’ve never met. To make an impact on non-believers of wedding food. They break the mold and hold nothing back when it comes to formulating each couples menu concept and for those reasons, we bring to you a behind the scenes look at the passion and creativity of our culinary teams.
Fresh ingredients are the building blocks for tasteful and imaginative cuisine. Crisp vegetables and vibrant fruits offer a sense of excitement while lean meat and fresh-caught fish present limitless potential. So many of us see these items as simple ingredients while trained professionals see those so called “ingredients” as essential components for what will be stunning success.
Reception styles play so much into the feel of your celebration. With a trained and professional culinary team, this means flexibility in how you feed your friends and family. Want something formal and a chance to pamper your guests? Make your reception table served. Interested in giving your guests options without worrying about the stress of counting beef and chicken RSVP cards? Go with a buffet. With options come opportunities and at Ashton Gardens, those opportunities are never ending.
Custom menus open up endless food possibilities. More times than not, if you can dream it up, our chefs can make it come to life. All of Ashton Gardens’ menus offer a variety of selections from hearty southern hors d’ oeuvres to contemporary Asian Fusion entrees. Traditional ethnic food shares so many stories and memories that our professionals know how important it is to include a Vegetable Samosa if it’s important to mom or customary Peking Duck for grandpa. Always remember, if food is important to you, you’re in the right place with the best experts.
We hope you enjoyed our behind the scenes series and that you got an authentic look at all the people that help bring all of your event details together. Have more questions? Feel free to contact a member of our sales and planning team today!