Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Guardian of the Heartland Award Dinner

Donald T. Bollinger, a member of the Coast Guard Foundation board of trustees, speaks at the Guardian of the Heartland Dinner here, April 9, 2010. The Foundation Dinner was attended by close to 600 people, some of whom included Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Thad Allen, Atlantic Area Commander Vice Adm. Robert Papp and Master Chief Petty of the Coast Guard Charles “Skip” Bowen. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Casey J. Ranel.

 Attendees and Honorees were served our best Hand Passed Hors'Doeuvres during cocktail hour including our infamous Citrus and Spice Marinated Grilled Tuna, Pepper and Herb Marinated Rib Eyes, and Flash Fried Sesame Green Beans Tempura. Dinner consisted of four courses including Hot and Creamy Corn & Crab Bisque, Fresh and Crunchy Isidore Salad, Tender Filet of Tenderloin with Marchand De Vin Sauce and Fancy Mushroom Caps, Baked Delicate Lane Red Snapper with our indulgent Crawfish Ravigote Sauce, Creamy Potatoes Au Gratin with Gruyere Cheese and Nutmeg, Baby Carrots with Brown Sugar, Onions, and Bacon, Hot and Crusty Bread Rolls with Butter and to top it all off local Ponchatoula Strawberries served with a Sweet Freshly Whipped Cream served in martini glasses.  

We just keep receiving thank you's from the dinner on Friday. Here are some of them.

We can't keep all the credit though. We couldn't have done it without our amazing vendors and partners.

And so many, many more. Thank you all for another great night!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Sometimes It's All In The Preparation

We're in prep mode today, for a 600 person formal dinner. Lots of work goes into large events like these.

After hours of logistical planning, we spent all day yesterday setting up the room
and preparing for service. 
Today the food is being prepared,
to be finished off on site so it's as fresh and hot as possible!
These are just some garnishes.

It's going to be a grand affair!

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