Check out the menu for this engaging cocktail reception!

May 25, 2024Lauren Windle

What do you do to celebrate your engagement to your favorite person especially when you – and your extended family and friends -- have known them since you were both 4?

You throw a big celebratory cocktail reception at your family home in Carmel – and invite 85 friends and family to come join the fun!

Guests began to arrive at the Carmel family home around 4 PM on this cheery Saturday afternoon. It was an indoor/outdoor affair, with Jacquie’s team doing the food prep and cooking outside under a tent.

That meant more room for guests inside as Jacquie’s crew began to serve a whole bunch of the couple’s favorite hors d’oeuvres from the kitchen’s charming breakfast bar:

  • Beef Tenderloin Sliders with Horseradish Cream Sauce
  • Mini Cuban Sandwiches
  • Caprese Salad Lollipops
  •  Bourbon Chicken Skewers

There were also plenty of non-meat, vegetarian, and gluten-free choices including:

  • Ahi Tuna Tacos (GF)
  • Vegetable Spring Rolls with Sweet Chili Sauce (DF)
  • French Fries with Spicy Aioli (DF)
  • Fig and Gorgonzola Crostini with Caramelized Roasted Eggplant, Red Pepper
  • Mozzarella Crostini Coconut Shrimp Lollipops

And, since absolutely everyone adores a great celebratory dessert, the happy couple requested:

   Chocolate covered strawberries

   Mini-creme brulee

It was the kind of party that makes for lasting memories! Here’s to the happy couple – and their families!

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