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Soju is the best known liquor from Korea. It is distilled, vodka-like, rice liquor with high potency and often flavored similarly. It is smooth and clean in taste, which makes it easy to drink in combination with various dishes. Soju is clear-colored and typically varies in alcohol content from 10% to 25% proof. It was first known to have been distilled around 1300 A.D.
With only 1/2 the calories of most vodkas, Soju is the natural choice for calorie conscious consumers. Unlike Vodka, which demands extra flavors & sugars to mask its harsh taste, Soju has a smoother taste — from start to finish. It is specially crafted to be a flavor catalyst so it absorbs the flavor of fruits, mixers and other fresh ingredients and allows you to create your favorite vodka cocktails with half the calories and double the flavor.
Come in today and ask for Soju….
You are invited to an intimate evening of all things events with the opportunity to meet with vendors to plan your upcoming special event. Whether you are in the beginning of your planning or just trying to wrap up everything, this is the perfect event for you.
Last Wednesday of the Month*
Wednesday, April 27th 2011
6pm to 9pm
At Di: Amore Gift Boutique &
Brownstone Event Resource Center
$5 Donation Appreciated at the Door – Per person
All Proceeds will benefit The Assistance League of Fullerton
REGISTER ON THE LINK BELOW
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.
September’s Wedding Wednesday drew out a sizeable crowd despite the heat wave that has struck Southern California. The 100 degree weather didn’t discourage those soon-to-be-brides from meeting with the vendors that could help them plan the happiest day of their lives. This month, we featured a delicious menu that drew inspiration from Italy. There was an elegantly displayed buffet containing our Italian menu items of Assorted Mini Pizza Bites, Bruschetta, Caesar Salad, California Alfredo Pasta, Creamy Dill Meatballs and Sundried Tomato Pasta. For dessert, guests had the chance to sample delicious cakes from Patty Cakes who was showcasing different cake flavors such as chocolate, lemon, marble and red velvet.
There were seven other vendors in attendance this month too. Representatives from Alfred Angelo, Allen’s Tuxedos, Davis Barber Photography, Lavender’s Flowers and Gifts, Quinto Sol Entertainment, Studio EMP Photography and Make-Up by Marisa were available to speak to attendees and answer any questions that they had.
Brides, friends-of-brides, mothers, grandmothers and fiancées were in attendance. I actually had the opportunity to speak with a future mother-of-the-groom who’s future daughter-in-law doesn’t even know she’s going to be proposed to soon! She said she would have brought in the soon-to-be-bride if it wasn’t for the fact that the ring her son had ordered had sizing problems delaying him from the proposal. She was also telling me about her newly engaged daughter. She wanted to take advantage of the opportunity Wedding Wednesday presented her and wanted to be prepared for the weddings that would soon come to her. Suffice to say, she walked away with loads of information about Brownstone Catering and the other vendors in attendance. I’m sure she’s excited to pass on the information we were able to give her to her daughter and future daughter-in-law.
Brownstone Café and Catering will be hosting its last Wedding Wednesday of the year (Wedding Wednesday takes place on the last Wednesday of each month, January to October) on October 27. There are already 13 different vendors slated to attend. If you haven’t been able to attend a Wedding Wednesday yet, don’t miss your chance to come to the biggest Wedding Wednesday of the year!
To register for this event, visit www.brownstonefood.com or call us at (714) 454-3356.