Fall in New England - a sunny warm crisp fall day was the setting for this intimate backyard wedding exquisitely catered by Festivities, a seasoned 28 year catering and event company run by talented Executive Chef Bill Kaliff and his equally talented and delightful sister Roe Chlala.
Festivities is located in Norwalk Connecticut, where they are truly known for bring the art of celebrating to their client's events throughout the Connecticut area and beyond.
And while Festivities is capable of pulling off large intricate catering jobs, and in fact this same weekend were resposible for over 1200 meals including a gala for Paul Newman's Hole in the Wall Camp, the same attention to detail and care is given to all clients - as Caterbuzz was able to witness at this tasteful and intimate backyard wedding reception for 34 guests.
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This caterBuzz feature highlights a lovely wedding that Festivities Events produced in the client's backyard in Wilton, Connecticut. Please enjoy the photos and menus posted below. This is a mere sampling of what professional caterers can find on the private facebook forum, the "caterbuzz" group.
As a cherished member of the family,
Teddy, the dog was dressed to the nines to celebrate with her family!
|Teddy was dressed up and well behaved
the bridal bouquet salad was perfect for the lovely backyard setting. Naturally elegant and delicious fresh local ingredients.
|striking natural garnishes for
Festivities' hors d'ouevre platters
The Cocktail Hour commenced as the guests arrived in a stretch Hummer Limo from the ceremony which had taken place in Central Park in NYC.
Festivities Waiters were waiting to offer
such delicacies as
yuzu glazed grilled scallop
perched atop minted pea mash on wonton crisp
pastrami smoked salmon napoleon
+ candied lemon peel
lemon zest kissed tuna tatar
graced with wasabi aioli
leek and mushroom spring rolls
coconut chicken satay
while guests mingled in the backyard and enjoyed a few cocktails.
|Ahi Tuna Tatar with Wasabi Creme Fraiche on Cucumber Rounds
love how the garnish enhances the food
|a weave of carrot and cucumber creates a palate for the hors d'oeuvres
|shitake mushroom and leek spring rolls
|yuzu glazed scallops with minted pea on wonton crisp
|pastrami smoked salmon napoleon with candied lemon + dill
|hand carved orchid butter flower graced each table
note the different china patterns
|hand carved orchid butter flower
|Festivities Owner + Executive Chef
puts the final touches on the
Flowering Bridal Bouquet Salad
|a lovely tablescape of delicious food graced the hosts beautiful wooden table
as the guests sat down in the tent, there awaited
a visually and tastefully plated
bridal salad bouquet drizzled with dijon shallot dressing
accompanied by Artisan Breads and Orchid Butter Flowers
followed by a sumpticous buffet
Filet of Beef with horseradish creme and cabernet demi glace
- Roasted Scrod with Caramelized Onions, Pinenuts,
Slivered Almonds + Roasted Garlic Lemon Kissed Sesame Sauce
Potato Persillade - Roasted Baby Reds with Lemon Zest + Parsley
Grilled + Roasted Vegetable Displays
|the bride and groom were invited to the buffet first
|the hosts, Mr and Mrs Klein
got to be guests in their own home!!
|one can never go wrong with filet mignon cooked perfectly!
|roast scrod with pinenuts, almonds, caramelized onions
tarratour sauce on the side
|an abundance of roasted and grilled vegetables
|dessert buffet included gelato bar with fun toppings
hmmmnnn what should I have!!
|byte sized cupcakes were a HUGE hit
|Festivities Famous Brownie Bytes with Voluptous Fresh Strawberries
|love the sugar presentation - practical yet elegant