Chilean Seabass w/ Mango Relish, Ratatouille, and Blackened Quinoa Cake.

March 27, 2014 No comments yet

 

 

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Last weekend we served it up proper in La Canada Flintridge, taking great care of all the guests at the home of a longtime client. The menu featured Filet Mignon and Chilean Seabass. The night night was robust with appetizers like Golden Beet Towers w/ Goat Cheese and a Hummus Peak, Chicken Basil Cakes w/ Fresh Mozz and Cherry Tomato, and Lobster Grougeres. As the sun descended we entered the outdoors and placed every meal with precision time. And then….desert and coffee. Wild Berry Shortcake Towers w/ Bourbon Whipped Cream on top a lagoon of fresh citrus raspberry sauce. Cheers!

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Saks Fifth Avenue

June 28, 2013 No comments yet

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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!!!

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Twitch TV Celebrating E3 2013

June 11, 2013 No comments yet

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.

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Shaved beef on herbed crostini with roasted red pepper relish and artichoke pesto.

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Mango lobster tartlet.

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Sweet scallops with apricot chutney, applewood bacon and sprouts.

 

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Gatsby Does Great Things at Brooks Brothers

May 6, 2013 No comments yet

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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

 

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Chef Joe Melillo ( front right ) , event coordinator – Spark O’Connell ( front left ) with EELA staff.

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Chef Max preparing a traditional Caesar salad on the spot for our guests.

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What a great centerpiece for a buffet. Flowers courtesy of Muguet Florist

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These bouquets of white orchids and white roses were scattered throughout the entire party. Flowers courtesy of Muguet Florist.

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Don’t forget Dessert!!! Gourmet coffee service with Lemon Chiffon Cake……

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Fruit Tarts……

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and Roy Rogers Strawberry Shortcake. Yum!!!

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As you enter Brooks Brothers you are invited by this beautiful installation of costumes that were actually worn in The Great Gatsby.

 

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The New Girl Q & A – Season 2

April 30, 2013 No comments yet

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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….

 

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65th Anniversary

February 25, 2013 No comments yet

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.

Cheers!

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I don’t think you could fit any more flowers on the table but it sure is beautiful!

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table setting courtesy of  Town & Country Event Rentals.

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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!

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Tomato soup shooters topped with a mini grilled cheese sandwich.

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Herbed cream cheese pastry puffs.

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Epicurean team prepping Caesar salads.

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Lemon chiffone and molten chocolate cake. These people know how to eat dessert!

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At the end everyone walked home with these beauiful eddible glitter chocolates.

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METRO PCS

February 18, 2013 No comments yet

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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!

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Chuck Lidell, UFC Champion

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Breakfast with Siedah Garrett

September 15, 2012 No comments yet

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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.

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Mary Tran’s Birthday Soiree

August 25, 2012 No comments yet

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.

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mediterranean seafood ceviche in a mini martini glass

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california antipasto, grilled and marinated vegetables

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sundried tomato, goat cheese, pine nut torte with lightly herbed crostini

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roasted mission fig , prosciutto de parma, arugula crostini

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seared scallops, apricot chutney, applewood bacon

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smoked salmon, chive cream and american caviar blini

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Fox Tuesday Comedy Line Up Party

August 18, 2012 No comments yet

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NEW GIRL:  The new comedy starring Zooey Deschanel ("(500) Days of Summer") as an adorkable girl who moves in with three single guys, changing their lives in unexpected ways premieres Tuesday, Sept. 20 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX.   (Pictured L-R: Lamorne Morris,  Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield, Zooey Deschanel).  ©2011 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Autumn DeWilde/FOX

BEN AND KATE: Odd couple siblings Kate (Dakota Johnson, second from R) and Ben (Nat Faxon, second from L) – one, an overly responsible single mom; the other, an exuberant kid-at-heart – push each other out of their comfort zones and into real life in the new heartwarming comedy BEN AND KATE premiering this fall on FOX. Also pictured: L-R: Echo Kellum, Maggie Jones and Lucy Punch. ©2012 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Patrick Ecclesine/FOX

 

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!

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