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Culinary Action Stations| Tuna Carving | Catering | The Dali Museum | St. Petersburg
Posted on July 25th, 2015 - Comments Off

This past weekend we catered a station style wedding at the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, FL. One of the biggest hits of the evening was our signature Tuna Carving Station. Both the bride and groom are big seafood fans and they certainly had the right idea! Their guests loved the flavors, presentation and interaction with our chef;  it ended up being a fan favorite!

To put this station together, first we began with a full tuna loin (10-12 pounds), seasoned it, then seared it rare. The tuna was then placed on one of our decorative and functional pink Himalayan salt blocks, which added a little extra flavor to the dish. As seen in pictures below, the tuna was then carved to the guest’s desired thickness and laid on a bed of Asian Inspired Quinoa Salad and topped with an Avocado-Tomato Relish and Chili-Cilantro Vinaigrette.

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Hand Carved Seared Tuna seared to rare with avocado-tomato relish with chile-cilantro vinaigrette, sliced thin, served over Asian Inspired Quinoa Salad cold quinoa salad with mint, basil, tomato, carrot and cucumber, in a soy-ponzu dressing

Hand Carved Seared Tuna seared to rare with avocado-tomato relish with chile-cilantro vinaigrette, sliced thin, served over Asian Inspired Quinoa Salad with mint, basil, tomato, carrot and cucumber, in a soy-ponzu dressing

 

In order to provide our guests with the freshest and highest quality dishes, we are proud to reveal our process.

Notes from the Chef:

The tuna we used is yellow fin and it is purchased as a whole loin with skin on. This particular tuna loin was 10+ pounds. The tuna is fresh catch and is never frozen from supplier to guest. After receiving the tuna we keep it on ice while under refrigeration until we begin the prep process. This process starts by rubbing the tuna loin with extra virgin olive oil, then a light coat of minced garlic followed with an Asian spice blend. The spice blend consists of dry ginger, garlic, onion, salt, pepper, toasted sesame seeds, dry citrus peel and other spices.  The tuna is placed on a hot grill simply for marking, which also adds a light smoky grill char flavor. Next the tuna is chilled rapidly back to a safe temperature. At the event the tuna is placed in a hot oven at 450 F for about 10-12 minutes. The result is a rare tuna loin with a warm outer edge and a cool rare center. The other result is deliciousness!

Are you a seafood lover? Would you like to feature a tuna carving station at an upcoming event? Contact us today!

 

 


Venue Spotlight | The Dali Museum | St. Petersburg
Posted on July 9th, 2015 - Comments Off

The Dali Museum is one of our top preferred venues for events and weddings in St. Pete.  An event with Good Food Catering Company at The Dali Museum appeals to both the eye and the palate. If you are looking for a venue that is attractive both indoors and out, The Dali Museum may be the venue for you. Located in St. Petersburg this venue has many unique attributes that appeal to a guest’s artistic side. The building itself is quite eye catching, being partially made of segmented glass domes that give the building a modern feel. The outside area has a beautiful stone courtyard that can double as a dance floor and dining space.  If you’re looking to stay indoors for your event, the Raymond James Community Room is the perfect space for any function and provides easy access to the galleries. The Dali Museum also features The Wishes Tree where brides, grooms, and guests alike love to take pictures. The spiral staircase inside is another favorite photo spot and is the focal point of the room. Many brides and grooms chose to have their wedding right on the steps of this staircase with their friends and family surrounding them. Inside the building there is a small cafe area next to the spiral staircase, which makes a great spot for drinks and appetizers.  Regardless of which space you chose, an event at the Dali Museum will certainly be unforgettable!

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Photography by: Carrie Wildes Photography & Ashlee Hamon Photography

To see more that the Dali Museum has to offer as a venue, follow this link: http://thedali.org/visit/venue-use/


Jill and Brad’s Wedding | April 2015 | The Dali Museum | St. Pete Catering
Posted on June 16th, 2015 - Comments Off

“Come quickly, I am tasting the stars!”
― Dom Perignon

Saturday, April 18th, 2015 | Jill and Brad’s Wedding Reception |The Dali Museum

               

Champagne Celebrations

Everything from the bride’s shoes, to the linens, to the bride’s signature drink of the night carried with it the simple elegance and coloring of a glass of champagne.

Jill and Brad were married on Saturday, April 18th, 2015 at the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida. The top five things we loved about the wedding were:

Top Five Moments

  • The Hollywood feel of Jill & Brad’s names in lights
  • The performance by The Three Waiters
  • The signature drinks for the night: The “Bubbly & Sweet” for the bride (champagne with a rock candy stir) and Bud Light for the groom
  • Bride and groom cupcake station
  • Sparkler Exit

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Thank you to these wedding professionals that helped to put on a great event!

Venue: TheDali Museum, Photographer: Ashlee Hamon Photography, Performers: The Three Waiters, Food, Service, Linens, China, Bar and Beverage Service: Good Food Catering Company


The Rooted Door Dinner | May 15 2015 | Sweetwater Organic Farm
Posted on June 12th, 2015 - Comments Off

The Rooted Door Dinner

The Rooted Door is an “experiential dinner series” highlighting a chef’s journey from the food they use “their roots” to the meals they make that impact our lives. This inaugural dinner was hosted by Sweetwater Organic Farm was the creation of PASK Productions and was a charity dinner that gave the guests the opportunity to hear stories, get a sense of the community they live in, and fill their stomachs with delicious food. The dinner on May 15, 2015 featured culinary delights from chefs in the Tampa Bay community: Chef Ferrell Alvarez of Rooster & The Till and Chef Don Pintabona of Locale Market.

Good Food Catering Company had the distinct pleasure of working with PASK Productions to provide front of house service, leadership and logistics support as well as worked with the chefs to provide back of house support. The menu featured a journey through life interpreted using food. Each course included a cocktail and musical pairing going through the four stages of childhood, adolescence, young adulthood, and concluding with present/future. Menu pictured below. Working on this event with such talented chefs as Don Pintabona and Ferrell Alvarez as well as pairing with The Rooted Door was an amazing experience!

 

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 Photography by: Jeff Houck of Locale Market

For more information on The Rooted Door follow this link: http://www.therooteddoor.com/

For more information about Rooster & the Till follow this link: http://www.roosterandthetill.com/

For more information about Locale Market follow this link: http://localegourmetmarket.com/

 


Real Wedding: Southern Chic, Hot Pink, Powel Crosley Estate Catering in Sarasota
Posted on January 10th, 2015 - No Comments

This wedding was romantic and fun filled. It was decorated in a vintage type fashion with the stunning view that the Powel Crosley offered.

Cat Pennenga Photography

Top Ten Things We loved about Lauren and Rob’s Wedding

  • Lauren’s purple pumps
  • Amazing farm tables by Wish Vintage Rentals
  • Adorable jars of jam for escort card and favor
  • Who needs matching chairs?!
  • Comfy green couch
  • Menu on the mirror
  • Delicious food
  • Awesome view
  • Vintage feel
  • DIY crafts and designs

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Event Coordinator: Ashton Events, Venue: Powel Crosley Estate, Photographer: Cat Pennenga Photography, Florals: Beneva Florist, DJ: Scratch Weddings, Cake: Cakes by Ron, Makeup: Eri Vivcent Makeup, Linens: Connie Duglin Linens, Table and Chair Rentals: Wish Vintage Rentals, Cocktail Hour Tables/Chair and Tent Rental: US Tent Rental, Ceremony Music: Bella Musica, Transportation: Executive Limousine, Hair: Ana Molinari Salon










Good Food Catering Company was established to provide superior culinary experiences for events, weddings and celebrations in the Tampa Bay Region.