Friday, March 27, 2009

We were very excited to collaborate with White Dress by the Shore and Stonington Design + Paperie for a special book signing reception on March 21st.

Acclaimed author and event designer Michelle Rago's new book, Signature Weddings, was featured as the beginning of an ongoing event , "Be Engaged - a series of conversations with wedding experts," hosted by The White Dress by the Shore. The kick-off event was attended by vendors and event planners from Connecticut to New York.

To really WOW everyone, we put our creative heads together and put our thinking caps on......which are made of food, of course! We literally made hats out of fresh produce for our staff to wear. It was a bit of trial and error...which was fun. (The kale looked like a hairstyle from the 70's!) Here are the three that made the cut: Radishes; Artichokes; and Key Limes.

We also thought outside of the box for the uniforms. A list of hors d'oeuvres was printed on the front of t-shirts and a little "Eat Me" button moved up and down to show what was being served.

We can't wait to enter this event in the 2009 CATIE Awards as part of the Best use of Food as Decor Category.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Cake Tasting Week

Last week was Cake Tasting Week at the Cookery and we are just coming off the sugar rush! Our bakers prepared a sampling of wedding cakes and 74 brides & grooms and moms & dads came to taste the sweet confections. Any guesses on the most popular flavor?

The top two cakes flavors selected were Chocolate Mocha with Chocolate Ganache and Kahlua/Amaretto Marble with Chocolate Filling. Red Velvet and Butter Almond were a close 3rd and 4th.

We have some very creative brides! Most of the cakes will be original masterpieces designed by the bride & groom. The perfect way to add a personal touch to their wedding day.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Linda and A Thyme to Cook Featured on "The Food Schmooze" Today at 3:00

Tune in to Faith Middleton's NPR radio show "The Food Schmooze" on 89.1 FM or 89.9 FM today at 3 PM.

Linda is a featured guest, discussing current trends, A Thyme to Cook's recent CATIE Award, and behind-the-scenes catering stories.

If you missed the live broadcast, you can listen to it at any time at, scroll to the bottom and click on the 3/4/09 Episode: The Food Schmooze: Fantastic flavor combinations for your next meal!