Had to share these photos from our gardens. The mountain laurels are in bloom, and they smell amazing! We couldn’t resist clipping a little bouquet for the office…
Happy Anniversary to Carly & David. One year later, the ballroom is complete — but still the photos from this feature in Style Me Pretty are gorgeous! Thanks to Magan Blasig at Urban Grey Photography, and to STEMS Floral Design for providing such photogenic anemones and ranunculus…. : ) Click on below to see the full story!
Featured in Style Me Pretty in December, we’re thrilled to (finally) share this lovely September wedding with you… We wish all the best to Mariana & Glenn, and can’t thank Matthew Moore Photography enough for the images. Check the SMP feature for more details on Mariana & Glenn’s vendors…
Date | September 2
Palette | yellow and ivory
Ceremony | Pecan Tree
Music | The TJ Funk
Blooms | STEMS | billy balls, roses, dahlias
Menu | Third Harvest
Pear Cowgirl Creamery Cheese & Olive in Walnut Tartlets
Mozzarella, La Quercia Prosciutto & Native Greens Pesto Bruschetta
Creamy Artichoke and Greens Dip with Garlic Crostini
Roast Top Sirloin Crusted with Grey Sea Salt
Roasted Potatoes with Gouda
Pear Apple and Blue Cheese Salad with Thyme Dressing
Videographer | Adam Grumbo Films
Photography | Caroline + Ben Photography
With our First Harvest Tasting coming up for couples getting married between April 15 – June 15, I thought it’d be nice to showcase some of our organic sources in the kitchen. La Quercia supplies us with American-made, organic prosciutto — and has received many awards for their deeply flavored, melt-in-your-mouth cured meats. Bon Appétit Magazine says “their products are served by perfectionist chefs like Mario Batali and Alice Waters” and Vogue says it’s “the best domestically-produced or imported prosciutto I’ve tasted.” Check out their website for more about their (many!) awards, accolades and words of praise. If you’re looking for the best of the best, this is it.
We believe Kathy and Herb and their team at La Quercia are doing what is imperative but also natural: returning an authenticity to our nation’s food production. This authenticity and quality is what drives our recipe creation and sourcing in the kitchen — as well as the gardens and all other aspects of event production.
We’ll be testing recipes in the coming weeks for our First Harvest menu… Do you have a favorite recipe featuring prosciutto? We’d love to hear it!
More on La Quercia’s organic prosciutto:
NAME :Prosciutto Green Label, Organic
FLAVOR PROFILE :Fruit forward, builds to nutty, umami flavors then returns to fruit tones for finish
BREEDING :Berkshire male on a white female (Danbred or Chester White)
SPECIAL QUALITIES :Certified organic, all pigs born on one farm
GROWER :Becker Lane Organic Farm, Iowa
NAME OF CUT:Rear leg/Ham
INGREDIENTS :Pork, Sea Salt
USER RECOMMENDATIONS :Savor by itself, on sandwich with butter, wrap asparagus or fruit, especially figs
CHEESE PAIRING :Parmigiano, Piave Vecchio, Ascutney Mountain (Cobb Hill Creamery, VT)
BEVERAGE PAIRING :Champagne, dry Alsatian white
All images courtesy of La Quercia
We hope to see you at Austin Monthly’s Bridal Bash this Sunday… Our Executive Chef, Chris Coleman, will be preparing the delicious food you see below on-site in the Bridal Bling Lounge; it promises to be a mouth-watering affair! In addition, there are a ton of amazing vendors participating.
Don’t forget to purchase your entry ticket to our VIP Bridal Bling Lounge, which is where we’ll be serving up tasty treats…. Here’s a few mouth-watering images from the talented Lisa Shepard at Aimage Photography Studio, who came out while we were testing recipes for the Bridal Bash…
Date | May 29
Palette | white
Ceremony | chuppah under the pecan tree
Planning | Liv by Design
Music | Full Circle Media
Blooms | STEMS | hydrangeas, ranunculus, tulips, calla lilies & peonies.
Menu | First Harvest
Crostini with Shockingly Pink Hummus
Lighting | ILIOS Lighting
Cake | Butter & Lemon Cake with Cuttercream Icing. Chocolate Zucchini with Chocolate Buttercream Icing.
Videography | Adam Grumbo Films
Photography | à la Vie Photography
All this cold, rainy weather excites my anticipations for a verdant and stunning spring. Of course our gardens are far from bare even in February; take a peak below at the highlights from the garden this week….
And finally: do you recognize these little sprouts? We’re going to have amazing bluebonnets this year!