CATEGORY: Food & Drinks for Gatherings

Transitional Gathering Dish
How to Build the Perfect Charcuterie Board
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The Pearl Hotel

1410 Rosecrans Street, San Diego, CA, United States

 

Remember when we scouted the top three party trends of Summer? Now, the Summer-to-Fall trend forecasting continues with this iconic transitional plate perfect for warm or cool weather. One can simply never go wrong with this charcuterie board how-to.

That’s right. Switch things up at your next get-together with a build-your-own charcuterie board. Toppings and decor? Take it from the experts at MIHO Catering Co. and Hostess Haven serving up tips, tricks and inside look at what’s trending in the world of event decor.

 

 


INDIVIDUAL CHEESEBOARDS

To make your gathering even more fun, hand out wooden slabs to each person so they can build their own board!

Tip: Choose whole chunks of cheese and fun seasonal fruits (fresh + dried) like persimmons or stone fruit paired with nuts and lavender honey! You could even use these to incorporate other colors onto your tabletop display.

- Hostess Haven Founder, Farra Miron

 

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Corporate Holiday Parties
Brooklyn Winery Sets the Gold Standard for Corporate Events in NYC
Alyssa Brown
by Alyssa Brown
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Brooklyn Winery

213 North 8th Street, Brooklyn, NY, United States



Just one subway stop outside the city, Williamsburg’s Brooklyn Winery offers the perfect urban haven for all types of company shindigs. Taste your way through their wine selections and paired foods, or host a holiday soirée at the gorgeous industrial meets rustic space. With a long list of creative entertaining ideas for corporate events, Brooklyn Winery is an easy go-to for planning an event that’s outside the everyday norm.

 

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Guide to Napa Valley
This is the Napa Vacation You've Been Dreaming of
The Venue Report
by The Venue Report

 

Maybe it was Hallie Parker (played by Lindsay Lohan) running through her father’s Napa vineyards in the movie, The Parent Trap, that sparked your desire to visit Napa Valley in your early years. Maybe you read The Venue Report’s recent roundup on rad Train Tours that solidified your longing. Whatever the reason, we’ve partnered with travel photographer, Lisa Diederich, to share all the best places and spaces to visit when venturing to the land flowing with wine.

In addition to top-notch wineries, Napa Valley boasts farm-to-table restaurants, quaint coffee shops and iconic tours (including hot air balloon adventures) that you need to add to your list of to-dos. Keep reading for Lisa’s day-by-day recommendations.

Photography by Lisa Diederich

 

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Gathering Trends
3 Of This Summer’s Biggest Party Trends
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The Pearl Hotel

1410 Rosecrans Street, San Diego, CA, United States

 

August is all about soaking up the last bit of the summer season and with that comes rounding up your bests to party by the pool, bask in the sun, feast on summer's bounty and, of course, see who can stand on your giant flamingo floatie the longest. But first comes the art of coordinating your unforgettable bash. We know planning the party can be a lot to handle so allow us to take some of the load off of you!

The gang over at Barçon Cocktail Co. already created your drink of choice. Trust us, this blushing cocktail is delicious and sure to get your party started off right. Food? Tabletop decor? Don’t you dare think we forgot! MIHO Catering Co. designed a menu full of their summer favorites that are not only easy to prepare but are the perfect garnish to Hostess Haven’s very own tabletop trends of the season with Lovely Blooms Florals. Keep scrolling for recipes and tips from the experts themselves.

 

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How To
Transform Your Charcuterie Board With This (Fancy) Cheese Lovers Recipe
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The turn of the seasons is almost upon us and best celebrated together, perhaps with an Endless Summer party for those not ready to say goodbye or a Welcome Party for those celebrating fall’s rebirth. Whichever your choice, a transitional gathering is key for the season. The setting? Take it to the water’s edge with an open fire and create your feast.

Australian WILD Chef and traveler, Sarah Glover, is inspiring these thoughts with her very own waterfront feast that you can find amongst her other culinary adventures in her soon-to-be released cookbook. She gave us an exclusive, inside look into her intimate beachside banquet along with two heavenly recipe sneak peeks. The first is her Chargrilled Cheeses with Endive and Wild Honeycomb Platter - not only capable of inducing instant mouth-watering, it looks positively divine once done up. The second is The Hung Pork with Lemon Leaves and Blistered Grapes cooked while hanging over an open flame complete with a healthy splash pinot noir. Who's hungry?  

Photography by Luisa Brimble

 

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