Every year, countless men and women wait for the holiday season to find that one special gift under the Christmas tree; that small and seemingly insignificant box that, when finally unwrapped, brings joy, beauty, and a happiness that only a truly special piece can provide.
This past December, we were lucky enough to cater the fabulous Cartier Christmas party on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. The store, crowned with bright lights and ornamented with the signature scarlet and gold made famous by the luxury brand, invited their most loyal and eager clients to thank and celebrate the upcoming holiday. With seasonal music filling the space, and the excited chatter of the invited guests, the scene was set for the merriest of evenings.
The menu itself boasted an impressive array of delicacies for all the attendants to enjoy. Decadent appetizers such as toasted brioche crisps topped with crème fraiche and Oscietra Caviar along with wonton cups filled with lobster, pineapple, jalapeno, and a coriander aioli were passed to the awaiting guests, while the full bar boasted champagne, and three specialty cocktails: the Winter Wonderland, Santa’s Cap, and the Cartier Blush. A dessert station, filled with cream puffs and brownies, paired perfectly with a make-you-own hot chocolate station. And to top it all of, a Cartier store replica gingerbread house stole the show.
We are so thankful to work with such a fantastic team and continue to look forward to working with Cartier again in the future.
See you at the dinner table,
PASSED BEVERAGES UPON ARRIVAL
Specialty Cocktail | Cartier Champagne | Sparkling Water
Crostini | Roasted Truffle Cauliflower Mousse | Goat Cheese
Bacon Wrapped Date | Shredded Duck | Fennel | Parsley
Toasted Brioche Crisp | Crème Fraiche | Oscietra Classic Caviar
Zucchini Blossom Avocado Tartine | Lemon Zest | Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Pan Seared Crab Cake | Nutmeg Spiced Tomato | Chives
Lobster Wonton Cup | Pineapple | Jalapeno | Coriander Aioli
HOLIDAY DESSERT STATION
Gingerbread House | Page Cookies
Croquembouche Towers | Vanilla & Chocolate
Loose Croquembouche | Vanilla & Chocolate
Mini Calvados Scented Apple Crumble | Vanilla Crème Fraiche
Bittersweet Chocolate Glazed Espresso Brownie Bites
MAKE YOUR OWN HOT CHOCOLATE STATION
Bailey’s Irish Cream | Orange Liqueur | Eggnog Foam | Marshmallow | Chocolate Shavings | Christmas Sprinkles | Candy Cane Stirrers | Pirouette Tuiles | Cinnamon Sticks | Nutmeg | Cayenne Pepper | Cinnamon Powder
Winter Wonderland | Whisky | Almond Cream | Fresh Mint | Candy Cane Peppermint Rim
Santa’s Cap | Scotch Whisky | Lemon | Honey | House Ginger Syrup | Mist of Scotch Smoke
Cartier Blush | Vodka | Lavender Syrip | Lime | Blackberries | Mint | Cardamom |Topped with Cartier Champagne
SILENT BAR BRANDS
Grey Goose Vodka | Notlets Gin | Bacardi Gran Reserva 8yr Rum | Patron Roca Tequila | Bulleit Bourbon | Glenmorangie the Original Scotch | D’USSE Cognac
2012 Phelipe Colin Bourgogne Rouge | 2011 Auvigue St Vernan Moulin DU Pont | Assorted Sodas | Fresh Juices | Mixers | Flat Water | Sparkling Water