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Cocktails & Couture Event

EVENT RECAP:

Westfield Properties, F.A.R.E

& Fabulous Foods

Present

The Fabulous Foods Event Team is ecstatic to share an inside

peek into one of our recently produced events benefitting F.A.R.E. (Food Allergy Research & Education) hosted by Skinnygirl’s Bethenny Frankel. Check out the some of the special event elements that made this Exclusive afternoon of fabulous food, cocktails, entertainment & special performances so memorable.

Grand Entrance 

First impressions are essential to the success of an event. A luxurious grand entrance makes guests feel they are taking part in an exclusive, high-end event. We had guests immediately greeted by fabulous musical entertainment in order to set the tone for the rest of the afternoon. Our incorporation of a lipstick bar (sponsored by Nars) encouraged guests to enjoy a lipstick touch-up before posing at the step & repeat. Notice the custom logo step & repeat backdrop –this is an important element because it effortlessly represents the purpose of the event! Paparazzi, greeters & other media figures’ presence add an unmatched “GLAM” factor right off the bat! Our host, Bethenny Frankel poses with some of our event models showing off the trendiest styles of the season, fitting the fashion-infused tone of the event perfectly!

The Space

The choice of venue is always a key component of the event. In this case, the space needed to accommodate several hundred guests comfortably. Notice the space has many high- end features for guests to admire such as Lounge Vignettes, Large Bar, Designer Food Stations, Staging & Custom Seating.

Décor

For a whimsical winter wonderland feel, our event designers incorporated wintery trees draped with feminine strings of crystals and used flowers bring the room to life and warm up the space. Details such as glittery candles, logoed throw pillows & lamp shades in the lounge areas finished off the look and promoted the event!

Luxury Menu & Designer Food Stations

Hors d’oeuvres:

Truffle Porcini Mushroom Arancini

Goat Cheese & Fresh Herb Aioli Pipette

Fig Crostini

Blue Cheese, Caramelized Onions & Balsamic Berry Reduction

Whipped Ricotta

Port Wine Cherries on Sourdough Crouton

Cardamom Crusted Chicken

Spiced Apricot Dipping Sauce

Pumpkin Hummus

Served on a Cinnamon Sugar Pita Crisp

Luxury Luncheon Station

Soup Shooters

Candy Stripe Beat Soup

Goat Cheese Mousse

Coconut Curry Butternut Squash Soup

Spiced Crème Fraiche & Cranberry Apricot Tuile

Salad Martini

Roasted Cauliflower Salad

Golden Raisins & Harissa Dressing

Orange Pomegranate Quinoa Salad

Sweet Cranberries & Fresh Mint

Eggplant, Pear & Pecorino Salad

Honey & Cognac Vinaigrette

High- Tea Sandwiches

Smoked Salmon

Dill & Crème Frȋache on Pumpernickel Toast

Scallion Pesto & Ricotta

Lemon Zest and Black Pepper on Multi-Grain

Pumpkin Prosciutto

Honey & Fresh Basil on Sourdough

Smoked Turkey

Brussels Sprout Slaw & Sweet Cranberry Compote on

Apricot Bread

Short Plate Station

Thyme & Cabernet Braised Short Rib

Creamy Pumpkin Sage Polenta

Butternut Squash Ravioli with Sage Pesto

Shaved Pecorino & Black Pepper

Miso Glazed Chilean Sea Bass

Wilted Rainbow Chard

Couture Sweets Station

Seasonal Miniature Fruit Cobbler

Whipped Mascarpone, Orange Zest & Graham Cracker Dust

Miniature Blueberry

Coconut Cream & Dusted Sugar

Dark Chocolate Espresso Mousse

Candied Raspberry & Fresh Mint

Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes

Swiss Meringue Buttercream

Caviar Station

Featuring Chilled Skinny Girl Vodka

American, Sturgeon, Trout & Pike

Toast Points, Blinis, Crème Fraiche, Egg, Chive, Capers & Onion

It’s no secret that the food is what truly makes the event. Be familiar with your guests and accommodate their palates. Also, take the tone of the event into consideration. For an event of this caliber, we chose high-end selections that would boast an exclusive & luxurious vibe that would undoubtedly impress the guests!

Event Bar

Special Offering Featuring “Skinny Girl” Brand & Signature Cocktails

Winter White Chocolate Cherry Martini

Skinny Girl White Cherry Vodka, White Chocolate Godiva Liqueur &

Maraschino Cherry Garnish

Burnt Maple Tangerine Cocktail

Skinny Girl Tangerine Vodka, Maple Syrup, Lemon Juice & Angostura Bitters &

Candied Tangerine Wedge

Prosecco Infusions

Skinny Girl Prosecco & Infusion Flavors

Black Currant & Lavender

Fig & Orange Blossom Honey

Elderflower & Basil

This custom bar served as the heart of the event space.

Guests were greeted by professional & friendly bartenders and encouraged to taste

cocktails custom- crafted for this event!

Entertainment 

Providing fabulous entertainment is a must for a successful event. The afternoon was hosted by Skinnygirl’s Bethenny Frankel and featured an elegant live music duo that played beautiful lounge music to compliment the event space. There were special performances from NJ Ballet, the option to participate in a silent auction, Microsoft sketch artists & the opportunity to enjoy shopping in the brand new Luxury Wing with special promotions and offers.

Professional & Experienced Staff

[Front & Back of the House]

A solid staff serves as the foundation of the event. They should be confident & experienced within their designated roles whether that may be as a server, bartender, chef or utility support. In addition to experience, they should remain friendly with a positive attitude at all times throughout the span of the event!

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