It may be early in the year – but 2016 already has a number of healthy dieting trends that might actually make a big difference in the way you eat. While we’re all still steadfast in keeping our New Years resolutions on track we thought we’d share 10 healthy food trends for 2016 by Eat Drink Better!
We recently catered this gorgeous early autumn wedding at a private home La Jolla home. The bride wanted an intimate alfresco dining experience under the stars for her family & closest friends. And the Menu reflected her Italian heritage.
For starters the guests we’re served a selection of tray passed hors d’oeuvres, such as a Peach Caprese Skewer peach with fresh mozzarella & basil leaf with a balsamic glaze. Cabernet braised short rib on creamy mashed potato served in a spoon. Tuscan Flatbread Pizza with rosemary roasted potatoes, carmelized red onion and gorgonzola. And lastly Gamberoni Spiedini, grilled shrimp skewers marinated in orange and fennel.
For the romantic sit down dinner underneath the stars, the first course served was Gnocchi sautéed in olive oil, butter, peas & Proscuitto served with a Marscapone cream sauce. The salad course was a refreshing and bright, watercress and melon salad, with seedless ruby watermelon and crumbled feta on upland watercress with a balsamic reduction glaze.
And the choices for the main course were equally as impressive. Your choice of grilled filet of beef with a green peppercorn sauce. Pan seared local sea bass with lemon buerre blanc & crispy capers. Oven roasted polenta cake with roasted tomato and spinach ricotta, all served with locally grown grilled seasonal vegetables and aritsanal Ciabatta bread.
It is that time again. Summer has turned to fall, Halloween is a week away, which means the holiday season is quickly upon us. Like it or not, it’s time to relish in this joyful time of year and make it your most festive and DELICIOUS ever! Whether you decide to cook for your guests yourself or have your event catered, check out our inspirations for our custom holiday menus.
THE MOST DELICIOUS BRIGHT & TEXTURED FALL SALAD
Crisp mornings and fall flavors are approaching, and there is nothing better than a warm salad coupled with cozy knits to celebrate.
APPLE CHEDDAR BISCUITS + UPDATED BACON JAM
Tender, golden biscuits infused with aged cheddar, apple and onion with sweet and smokey bacon jam on the side. To me, this is a plate of pure happiness.
A Simple Carrot Soup Recipe
You are looking at the simplest of carrot soups. It’s an example of how a beautiful meal can come together with a bit of care, and an impossibly short list of ingredients.
Meet Kerensa, our new executive of Sales and Event Planner. Kerensa tripped and fell into catering at the ripe age of 18 as a summer job during college. Thus began a life time love of food and culinary exploration, now she is known for her experimental cooking and keeps her friends and families plates full with an ever-evolving array of tasty dishes.
Having taken a roundabout journey collecting tools for her toolbox including a degree in commercial photography, time in advertising, as a photo shoot producer, and a cooking class instructor; she has honed her skills for organization, aesthetic, and curating of flavors and returns to catering with an inherent joy for food and a full force Can Do attitude for event production.
Along with our new team addition, we decided to spruce up our website as well. Check out new images and updates to see the refreshed new look!
All of us at Crown Point view ourselves as family. Much more than co-workers or just showing up to do the job. We’re lucky we get to support one another, share our family experiences and most of all learn admire one another for some of the amazing work we do when were not punching the clock. Orsika’s our very talented Sales Executive’s, husband, Peter, is an avid surfer and volunteers for the organization Surfers Healing. Last week he was lucky enough to mentored our Kitchen Managers, Maria’s grandson, Luis.
Surfers Healing’s, mission is to enrich the lives of people living with autism by exposing them to the unique experience of surfing. To learn more or to get involved, visit www.surfershealing.org
Check out these amazing photos of Luis and Pete getting “gnarly and “hanging ten.”
Our team of avid gardeners (with a little help from our friends in the worm bin) have been harvesting broccoli, cauliflower, kale & herbs.
Roses are always popping up too.
In case you missed it and didn’t get the memo – STRAWBERRY SEASON IS UPON US! It’s spring, the sun is shining and things are growing. Tis the seasons for a springy house party, pretty flowers, delicious FRESH food, all which for US equals, happy clients.