Saturday, October 14, 2006

A Dessert Garden Party

As the season changes to autumn, we remember one of our favorite events of summer 2006- a garden party announcing the release of our friend and client's new book! Given the heat of the summer, and the early evening scheduling of the party, we opted for a "sweet" theme-- desserts, candies, and fruit and cheese. The next few posts on this site will highlight some of the items served.

The party was held in an outdoor garden courtyard, with the food tables scattered around the space in "stations." One such station contained a selection of seven types of handmade cookies.

Another station contained a selection of individual cheesecakes, including Milk Chocolate and Caramel Cheesecake, Green Tea and White Chocolate Cheesecake, and Peanut Butter Cheesecake with Caramelized Bananas.

Accompanying the cheesecakes were a selection of hand-crafted confections, including Candied Orange, Lemon, and Lime Peel with White, Milk, and Bittersweet Chocolate; Dried Apricots with White Chocolate and Hazelnut Praline; Bittersweet Chocolate & Chili Pepper Truffles; White Chocolate & Orange Blossom Truffles; and Rosewater Infused Meltaways.

You can find more pictures from the book release garden party, as well as the complete menu prepared, in our next post.

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