We are happy to be apart of the wonderful and fashionable Saks Fifth Avenue. If you haven’t gone please go and shop till you drop. You might even get to try some of our food. Such as our artisan cheese platters, apple pear ginger, Oreo cheesecake and raspberry fudge brownie bites. They get tray passed around for their exclusive customers so head over to Beverly Hills and become one too!!!
If you haven’t heard of E3 then you probably don’t play video games. To give you an Idea E3 is the Electronic Entertainment Expo and it is the annual video game conference and show at the Los Angeles Convention center. Its a huge event and we were given the privilege to work with Twitch TV who hosted a party at The Belasco for E3 2013. AS you know what goes great with playing video games?……Eating Food!!!! so why not eat with Epicurean Events. Cheers!
Check out some pics of the wonderful appetizers we served for Twitch TV’s awesome party.
Shaved beef on herbed crostini with roasted red pepper relish and artichoke pesto.
Mango lobster tartlet.
Sweet scallops with apricot chutney, applewood bacon and sprouts.
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What a “Great” evening Hosted by Project Angel Food and Brooks Brothers for a private screening of The Great Gatsby. After the screening all guests were invited to the Brooks Brothers on Rodeo drive for drinks and food provided by Epicurean Events Los Angeles. F. Scott Fitzgerald was not only one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century but was also a loyal customer to Brooks Brothers as well. When designing all the clothes you see in Baz Luhrmann’s Gatsby, costume designer Catherine Martin teamed up with Brooks Brothers to recreate this beautiful era in fashion. They still have records of what clothes Fitzgerald bought from Brooks Brothers during that time period and used those specific styles to recreate the suits you see worn by Leonardo Dicaprio and Tobey Maguire in the film.
To Keep the theme rolling our bar served classic cocktails, such as Blood Orange Manhattans and a Ginger Fizzes. Executive Chef Joe Melillo kept it classy too with a menu that was timeless and unforgettable. With petit beef wellingtons and lemon caper salmon that just melted on your fork, there was not an empty mouth. Yukon gold potato cakes topped with Gorgonzola crumble, braised artichokes with a sherry gastrique, grilled asparagus with hollandaise sauce and you can’t forget about our traditional Caesar salad tossed on the spot by our Chef Max. With delicious food, refreshing drinks and classy fashion, you could imagine that Gatsby himself had something to do with this swanky soiree.
Check out some highlight pictures courtesy of Howard Wise Photography…
Chef Joe Melillo ( front right ) , event coordinator – Spark O’Connell ( front left ) with EELA staff.
Chef Max preparing a traditional Caesar salad on the spot for our guests.
What a great centerpiece for a buffet. Flowers courtesy of Muguet Florist
These bouquets of white orchids and white roses were scattered throughout the entire party. Flowers courtesy of Muguet Florist.
Don’t forget Dessert!!! Gourmet coffee service with Lemon Chiffon Cake……
and Roy Rogers Strawberry Shortcake. Yum!!!
As you enter Brooks Brothers you are invited by this beautiful installation of costumes that were actually worn in The Great Gatsby.
What a pleasure it was to cater a second year in a row for Fox’s The New Girl starring Zoe Deschanel. It was a full house at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences , to watch a an episode of the hit show followed by a Q and A with the entire cast. Afterwards all the guest enjoyed appetizers designed by our executive Chef Joe Melillo. We would also like to send a shout out to one of our outstanding employees Chris Wallinger who was actual cast with a guest star roll on The New Girl. Not only is he one of our great servers but an outstanding actor as well. We at EELA wish him the best of luck in his ventures and cant wait to see what he does next.
click here to check out our menu from this evening….
If 65 years of marriage doesn’t say true love I don’t know what does. We had the opportunity to work with the wonderful team of Style Firm out of Beverly Hills for this beautiful event. They are a full service boutique company specializing in event and fashion production. Its always great to have these opportunities with some of the most professional, efficient and creative people you could ever work with. We look forward to more and more amazing events with them in the future.
When you have the chance to celebrate such a momentous milestone, nothing is too small to make a memorable evening. Serving a five course meal designed by our Chef Joe Melillo, wine paring, specialty cocktail and a Frank Sinatra singer to top it off we definitely can say that everyone in attendance had an unforgettable time. Here are some pictures courtesy of Vincent Sandoval Photography.
I don’t think you could fit any more flowers on the table but it sure is beautiful!
table setting courtesy of Town & Country Event Rentals.
we served a specialty cocktail called the wicked apple. Includes Absolut Pear, Magners Cider and garnished with a think slice of a Granny Smith apple. Delicious!
Tomato soup shooters topped with a mini grilled cheese sandwich.
Herbed cream cheese pastry puffs.
Epicurean team prepping Caesar salads.
Lemon chiffone and molten chocolate cake. These people know how to eat dessert!
At the end everyone walked home with these beauiful eddible glitter chocolates.
Thank you to Metro PCS for choosing us to cater your spectacular event at The Belasco this weekend. The slider station was a hit! With beef, turkey and vegetarian sliders every condiment you can think of and sweet potato fries to top it off , I’m surprised we didn’t run out. It must have been the southwestern crab cakes or the curried shrimp and the Vietnamese braised short rib tostadas that our wonderful servers were passing around. You know you are doing well when celebrity guest Chuck Lidell of the UFC can scarf down a plate of sliders and still ask for more. We hope to see you next year!
Chuck Lidell, UFC Champion
Thank you to Perfect Party Planners! It was such a pleasure to serve breakfast for Siedah Garrett and 25 esteemed guests who were taken on a tour of Westlake Recording Studios to see where Michael Jackson himself recorded the albums “Bad”. It is also happens to be where Michael recorded the great hit “Man in the Mirror” which was written by Siedah Garrett. It was a magical day for those 25 diehard fans that got to personally see how “Man in the Mirror” was recorded and listen to Siedah herself sing the classic chart topping hit for these lucky guests. Here is picture of Michael’s platinum and gold albums that were on display.
This was such a great party to work for. Mary celebrated her birthday with fifty of her closest friends and they all enjoyed it in her beautiful three level backyard, full bar service, a DJ and she even brought out the dance floor. Epicurean supplied the appetizers and taco bar, which seemed to be the hit off the evening. Here are some pics to give you an idea of what awesome nibbles we had for Mary’s birthday soiree.
mediterranean seafood ceviche in a mini martini glass
california antipasto, grilled and marinated vegetables
sundried tomato, goat cheese, pine nut torte with lightly herbed crostini
roasted mission fig , prosciutto de parma, arugula crostini
seared scallops, apricot chutney, applewood bacon
smoked salmon, chive cream and american caviar blini
Thanks to everyone at Fox for taking us on to serve the New Tuesday comedy line-up. With over 600 people lined up to get a sneak peak of The Mindy Project, The New girl, Ben and Kate and Raising Hope. After the Q & A a hundred special guests joined the after party where they enjoyed some of Epicurean’s tasty apps, such as spicy vegetable dumplings with a sesame miso drizzle, tea smoked chicken with asian greens on a brown rice cake, mini waffle and chicken tender with a peach horseradish maple syrup, plus a pulled pork and pear chutney tostada with slaw topped with black bean relish just to name a few. For dessert we set up a fried ice cream station where you could get your favorite ice cream Snicker, Twix and Reese’s bars fried right in front of you. YUM!
Congratulations to Fox and to Tuesday’s new comedy Line-up, wish you the best season and seasons to come!
With good people and delicious appetizers to accompany 6 different and very tasteful wines the retirement party for Kevin and Karin’s mother went without a hitch. Taking place at Kevin’s beautiful house in Oak Park California, you could not have asked for more perfect weather. With summer here it’s now the perfect time to have your own wine tasting party. Here is the menu of appetizers and wine that where served. Hopefully this will give you some inspiration!
pepper crusted seared tuna with wasabi aioli and sesame seed
saffron scented shrimp
fig, prosciutto, arugula crostini
moroccan olive tapenade
smoked apricot chicken skewers
artisan cheese platter
petit tarragon chicken gougers
chimichuri baby Lamb chops
warm hazelnut soup shooters
chocolate fudge brownies
chocolate and vanilla mousse cheesecake
2010 Brooks Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
Over the years, the quality of this wine has been growing from strength to strength. I believe the 2010 is the best vintage they have produced. A perfect balance of fruit, structure and acidity. Red fruit, cinnamon, mushroom, sassafras, cedar all wrapped perfectly together in a light, refreshing package. Pretty close to perfection. (Mike Jordan, K&L Wine Merchants)
2009 Cambria “Julia’s Vineyard” Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir
The 2009 Pinot Noir “Julia’s Vineyard” with its light tannins and transparency flows from the glass with layers of sweet candied fruit, raspberries, flowers and spices. The Julia’s is impressive for its expressive varietal character and excellent balance, both quite an achievement for a wine with a 60,000 case production. This was fermented in oak barrels (27% new) and aged on its lees with batonnage for seven months. Anticipated maturity.
2010 Lucien Crochet Sancerre
A classic Sancerre from one of the region’s most esteemed producers, vintage after vintage. This cuvée is made with grapes from the estate’s vineyards in Bué, Vinon and Crézancy. This always deftly expresses Sancerre’s terroir and has textbook mineral and white grapefruit notes on the nose and palate. A great value.
2011 Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough
The 2011 Sauvignon Blanc offers intense notes of gooseberries, passion fruit, grapefruit zest and grass with a hint of fresh herbs. Crisp, dry and medium bodied with a good concentration of grapefruit and herb flavors, it gives a long tropical fruit laced finish. Sourced from a combination of estate and grower vineyards Rapaura and Renwick subdistricts of the Wairau Valley (alluvial stony soils) as well as the Fairhall, and Brancott subdistricts (aged alluvial loam and clay soils) and fermented in 100% stainless steel, this is classic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc at its best: clean, crisp, and refreshing, with a Sancerre-like complexity in the nose and elegant structure. It makes a great partner to oysters in the half shell and would complement the tart, tangy, and herbal flavors and texture of an herbed goat cheese salad.
2009 Barber Cellars ‘Lazarie’ Dry Creek Sauvignon Blanc
Always one of our favorite domestic Sauvignon Blancs, this small prodution gem comes from a single block of the sustainably farmed Handley Ranch Vineyard. Sancerre inspired, it showcases California’s 2009 vintage well with sharp acidity and a lean, crisp body. The palate is full of melon, grapefruit, flowers, and green apple with noticeable minerality (both from the Sauvignon Musque vines scattered in the vineyard and the six months the wine spent on the lees). Fermented and aged in stainless steel and bottled unfined, the wine is crisp, dry, and very sharp – perfect for asian cuisine, seafood and anything with spice.
Ariston Aspasie “Carte Blanche” Brut Champagne
Now with the Aspasie label. It is made of 40% chardonnay, 30% pinot noir and 30% meunier. A balanced cuvee in every way, this Champagne is clean and powerful at once. The length of this little bottle of bubbles proves to me the class of its origin, the small commune of Brouillet in Champagne.