Posts Tagged ‘Catering’
Christmas is right around the corner and if you are like the rest of us…you most likely have had no time to plan or prepare for your Christmas Party.
Well, here at Brownstone Catering, Christmas is in “Full Swing!” We have made our lists and then checking them twice! We are preparing Holiday Event feasts daily, for people just like you! With our prices and service there is no need to stress yourself out. All you need to do is give a ring or email us!
We will be your “Chef in Shining Armor!”
Just a reminder that The Last Wednesday of every month, The Brownstone Cafe hosts “Wedding Wednesday.” This is an event where you can try appetizers, Drink Champagne and talk to our Wedding Experts about your Catering Event. You don’t need to be having a wedding to attend. This is a great time to discuss any upcoming event you might be planning! Tonight is September Wedding Wednesday from 6-8. Please stop by and see us!
This October the New Fullerton Community Center will have it’s Grand Opening and at that time they will be introducing their 5 premier catering companies which will include
The Brownstone Café and Catering.
The Brownstone is very excited to be a part of the new facility which will include a Central Patio Courtyard, Natatorium Building with 6-lane 25-yard Pool, Fitness Room with Locker Rooms, Offices, 4,500 sq. ft. Multi-purpose Meeting Room, Full-Service Kitchen, Computer/Technology Rooms, Classrooms, Billiards Room, Crafts Rooms, Senior Lounge, Teen Lounge, Library, and Multi-purpose Game Rooms
The 4.500 sq. foot room is a perfect location to have any event
The Brownstone will be happy to cater it for you!
New Community Center Grand Opening
Saturday, October 6 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Tour the new facility, sign up for programs, and meet the staff. Entertainment and refreshments will be provided.
See You There!
I wanted to thank you for all you did for our 4-H Leader’s Recognition Dinner. The food was delicious and we are especially appreciative for the discounts you gave us. You were so pleasant to work with and everything went so smoothly. In spite of the low attendence, we had a great time and figure that those who didn’t attend were the ones who lost out.
You have built quite a following in your area. Everyone who asked about the caterer and knew about your cafe had only favorable comments. Thanks again, and we’ll keep you in mind anytime we have an event in your area.
Yours truly, Jan Tubbiola”
Last night marked the official beginning of Wedding Wednesday 2011. At Brownstone, we don’t like doing things small. We went all out for our first Wedding Wednesday of the year with an “Elegant Bride” theme. The return of elegance and sophistication is making a comeback this year and we wanted to show our brides the best ways to keep things classy while putting their own personality into their wedding.
We had an amazing turnout of vendors and guests. Brea Community Center and the First Congregational Church of Anaheim were two venues that made it out to Downtown Fullerton to speak with brides about their event space.
Alfred Angelo and Allen’s Tuxedos, two WW regulars, showed their newest styles in wedding fashions. A very interesting thing about Alfred Angelo’s new line is that it was inspired by Disney Princesses. My favorite ones: the Belle and Ariel inspired wedding dresses.
Patty’s Cakes sampled her wedding cake flavors for guests and Lavender’s Flowers brought in beautiful white flowered arrangements. Other vendors that were able to make it out to our event are Quinto Sol Entertainment, Davis Barber Productions, Damion Lloyd Photography, Sunny Hills Travel and The Hep Kittens.
And of course, we can’t forget the food! Last night we served Beef Wellington Bites, Creamy Dill Meatballs, Asparagus with Prosciutto and Bruschetta with Sundried Tomatoes. The next Wedding Wednesday is scheduled for February 23. Stay tuned for details or email us for more information.
Brownstone’s Top 10 Wedding Trends
Trends come and go, but class and style always leave their mark. These top 10 trends have been surfacing these past few months and I’m glad to say that I’m happy to see some of these things on the list. So, here it is: the top 10 wedding trends for 2011!
1. Simple, but delicious & high quality menus
We’ve notice a lot of brides wanting to get back to the basics and not wanting to go over the top when it comes to food. Luckily for you, Brownstone Catering offers a variety of fresh and high quality menu ideas to fit your style and budget. Check out our sample menus here.
2. Outdoor and Scenic Venues
Fortunately, living in Southern California has a few perks such as mostly sunny days. Why not take advantage of our blue skies and have your wedding outside? Rather than hosting a reception indoors, partying outdoors is much more fun and relaxing. There are many venues in the Orange, Los Angeles and Riverside Counties that offer beautiful scenery to do this. One example is the beautiful Villa del Sol in Downtown Fullerton.
3. The Return of Vintage
Having an “old school” feel to your wedding has caught the eye of many brides and grooms. From renting vintage cars as transportation to holding your ceremony and/or reception at a historical site, it is understandable couples want to feel that their day is a part of history. This type of nostalgia creates a more romantic and intimate atmosphere.
4. The Ball Gown
If you paid attention to the 2011 bridal runway shows, it’s hard to not notice that ball gown wedding dresses owned the catwalk. Designers chose tulles and chiffon to create layers of volume. With a royal wedding around the corner, I can imagine lots of women want to feel like a princess. Who said you couldn’t have your fairy tale inspired dress after all?
5. Stylish grooms
It’s true most people will pay attention to the bride on their wedding day. But this doesn’t mean the grooms can’t get dressed up. Men have started to add touches to the classic tuxedo with their own personal style. Don’t expect to see too much black since gray and even navy blue suits have been getting lots of attention in the past few months.
This concept is probably one of the biggest trends. It may have stemmed from a bad economy, but these personal touches make weddings that much more memorable. From making your own placecards to your own centerpieces, it’s all up to you.
Eco-friendly anything has been on the rise within the past year. Blame it on the economy or global warming, but most couples are choosing to go green and opting out of printing invitations,save-the-dates, placecards and anything else you can think of. Some have decided to go completely paperless or printing on recycled paper.
8. Modern elegance
As I mentioned, brides are more attracted to going back to the basics. Wedding décor is much simpler with touches of modern design.
9. Textured Wedding Cakes
Other than the bride and groom, the wedding cake is one of the other main focuses of the reception. Butter cream frosting has had a sudden resurgence. Rather than having fondant flowers, more bakeries are choosing fresh flowers. One of our favorite bakeries is Patty’s Cakes. Tying in your cake stand into the rest of the overall wedding theme is a detail that shouldn’t be overlooked either.
10. Social Media Surge
Facebook, Twitter and blogs have been surging into popularity within the past couple of years. More couples are keeping guests, family and friends updated on their wedding plans and other couple news through these mediums. It’s quick and easy and allows for family and friends to offer advice and opinions. Are you on Facebook, “like” us. On Twitter, “follow” us and get up to date information on what we’re up to.
In November, we catered a beautiful ceremony and reception at the Villa del Sol here in Downtown Fullerton. We would have posted sooner, but we just got the photos in. What’s the point of blogging about a wedding if there are no pictures?
Recognize the scenery? No? This is in Downtown Fullerton!
Where else could this be I wonder? Yup, you guessed right. They had their ceremony and reception at the Villa del Sol, also in Downtown Fullerton, right where the Brownstone Cafe is located. And yes, you better believe we catered their wedding.
If you didn’t know, outdoor weddings are one of the biggest wedding trends of this year.
Congratulations to the newly (well, 2 months) married couple! It was such a beautiful wedding. Photos courtesy of Jen Disney Weddings.
Last week’s Ladies Night was an extraordinary event featuring wines from around the globe. Guests had the opportunity to taste six different wines: Ritzman Riesling from Germany, Ventana Chardonnay and Haraszthy Zinfandel from California, Brumaio Pinot Grigio from Italy, Viña Mayor Tinto Roble from Spain and Baron Des Chartrons Bordeaux from France.
Here’s a fun little factoid I learned: when tasting wines, it’s best to start with the lightest and work your way up to the darker red ones. You know when people swirl their wine in the glass? It’s because as the wine coats the sides of the glass, it releases its bouquet (a fancy term for its aroma). Also, when you finally get to drink the wine, you should always sip a little bit and swirl it around in your mouth so all your taste buds can experience the flavor.
Drinking wine is definitely an acquired taste and most people tend to stick to a certain type of wine. I, personally, prefer the lighter wines. My favorite was the Brumaio Pinot Grigio. Not only was it delicious, the price was pretty attractive at only $13 a bottle.
A crowd favorite was the Zinfandel ($18) and Bordeaux ($13).
If you plan on coming to December 9th’s Ladies Night, you’ll have another opportunity to try the wines and buy them.
December 9 is the last Ladies Night of the year. As usual, attendants will receive 20% off their purchases (excluding consignment items), get entered in a raffle and enjoy complimentary appetizers. As a special treat, guests can see a holiday makeup demo from a professional. Fun, yes?
Thursday’s Ladies Night drew out a fantastic crowd. When you mix shopping, sales and food, you really can’t go wrong.
Guests came to Di: Amoré Gift Boutique to get 20% off their purchases. Di: Amoré is one of those unique boutiques in the beautiful Downtown Fullerton area. The boutique sells everything from original artwork to handmade greeting cards to holiday items.
Now, you’re probably wondering what kind of delicious food Brownstone offered. The menu was inspired by, of course, autumn. An amazing pumpkin soup warmed guests coming in from the cool night air. The apple and brie stuffed pastries provided the perfect balance between savory and sweet. And it isn’t a Brownstone event without their famous creamy dill meatballs (one of my personal favorites after Brownstone’s more sought after tomato basil bisque soup). To wash down all that food was a delightful mixing of sparkling apple cider and champagne.
Before you get depressed that you missed this amazing event, we’re having another one on November 18 and December 9 from 5 pm to 8 pm. Bring all your girlfriends to shop, eat and drink!
Register for the November event by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (714) 526-2512.
Whether you believe in numerology or are just superstitious, the date October 10, 2010 or 10/10/10 can mean a lot of things to different people. But to Christina and Steve, it was the happiest day of the beginning of their lives together.
Brownstone Catering was ecstatic to help the happy couple plan and cater their wedding.
Christina chose beautiful autumn colors such as oranges, reds and browns which worked seamlessly with the beautiful backdrop of Downtown Fullerton. The whole ambiance of their celebration was warm and worked perfectly with the Spanish inspired setting at the Villa del Sol Courtyard. The bold orange color was balanced out by dark chocolate brown table cloths and chairs.
One of Brownstone’s preferred vendors, Lavender’s Flowers, created the centerpieces and flower arrangements.
Rather than opting for a traditional flower and vase, Christina and Steve chose a wooden lantern with glass doors and a wooden house. Dark red and orange flowers adorned the centerpieces, tying in with the autumn theme.
Christina brought in her own avocados for Brownstone’s use to make guacamole which was served along with chips and salsa for the guest’s appetizer. For dinner, Brownstone created a fajita bar which included chicken and beef with all the trimmings. ¡Muy Delicioso!
All in all, the reception was a success and Brownstone hopes Christina and Steve all the best!