We love partyin’ with the Best! Last month, Puff ‘n Stuff Catering had the opportunity to take part in AFR Furniture Rental’s Annual Showcase, “History in the Making,” at the Orange County Regional History Center.
Each year, this stylin’ shindig transforms a popular venue with over-the-top event furniture and décor, and of course themed cuisine and drinks. We were honored to be a featured caterer and take part in the fun!
The History Center was completely decked out from the third floor courtroom to the Heritage Square Courtyard, and AFR’s latest and greatest created a unique theme in each space. Heritage Square and the first floor atrium rocked red carpet glamour, while the second floor was a time machine to the 80’s. And Puff ‘n Stuff Catering hosted guests in the third floor’s “Roaring 20’s” Courtroom, giving our team a chance to show off their flapper style! Guests enjoyed elegant Tuna ‘Tini’s as they were transported back to our 1920’s speak-easy, and we loved every moment of it too.
Thank you to AFR and all of the other participating vendors who made this a night to remember. We can’t wait to see what they’ll cook up next year!
Catering: Puff ‘n Stuff Catering, Special Event Planner Sandy George
Cinematography: Tampa Wonderworks Films
Furniture: AFR Furniture Rental
Photography: Carrie Wildes Photography
Real Events | Michael + Laura’s Rehearsal Dinner | Salvador Dali Museum
Buenos Dias! And welcome to the Puff ‘n Stuff Catering blog! Today, we are showcasing a fun-filled Latin-themed wedding rehearsal dinner at the Dali Museum in St.Petersburg, Florida.
To kick off this event guests enjoyed an over-the-top cocktail hour with Puff ‘n Stuff Catering’s custom mojito and sangria bar. Signature cocktails including mangos mojito and sparkling black cherry mojitos were displayed buffet style in large glass cocktail dispensers, pre-mixed for instant satisfaction. Cuban-themed hors d’ouevres were butler-passed by our team, who were all wearing large handlebar mustaches in honor of the museum’s namesake. They had a blast sporting the Dali mustaches and dressing to the theme, as did the guests who were also invited to join in the fun.
Following the cocktail hour, guests enjoyed our Classic Caprese Salad and delicious Paella Valencia served at chef attended stations from authentic paella pans. The exciting meal was brought to a fun conclusion as guests sipped freshly brewed Cuban coffee and enjoyed our café con leche flan, complete with a Chocolate Dali mustache to tie this clever theme together!
Dali Hors d’Ouevres
Shrimp and Grits Mascarpone infused grits topped with Spicy Shrimp
“Soup & Cuban Sandwich” Shooters sliced roast pork, ham, swiss, and pickles, grilled on cuban bread and served with a gazpacho soup shooter
Miniature Chicken Wellingtons puff pastries filled with grilled chicken, Boursin cheese and cognac sauce
Braised Short Rib on Corn Cakes with fried shallots, chives and sour cream
Mini Ropa Vieja Empanadas offered with tomatillo dipping sauce
Goat Cheese Lollipops whipped goat cheese mixed with mascarpone, sun-dried tomatoes and seasonings, coated with toasted almond and pistachio nuts
Hot Asiago Stuffed Fried Olives with parmesan aioli dip
Asparagus Wrapped in Prosciutto de Parma with truffle cream cheese
Cha, Cha, Cha Dinner Buffet
Freshly Baked Artisan Breads
Chopped Classic Caprese Salad Chopped beefsteak tomatoes, mozzarella, and fresh basil drizzled with aged balsamic vinaigrette and extra virgin olive oil and garnished with a plantain crisp
Spanish Paella Valencia Served from an authentic paella skillet with striped clams, saffron rice, shrimp, sea scallops, mussels, grilled chicken, Pork, and chorizo sausage tossed with capers, roasted peppers, artichoke hearts and spring peas with Manchego cheese toast
Cafe Con Leche Flan
Catering:Puff ‘n Stuff Catering, Special Event Planner – Lauren Balden
Lighting: RJ Vida
Linens: Connie Duglin Linen
Photo & Video: VHVIDEO.COM, David Hohenthaner & Maureen Taylor
Venue: The Salvador Dali Museum
Real Weddings | Brittany + Brett | Private Estate
Summer lovin’ and having a blast! Today’s featured wedding by An Affair To Remember really shows how a true summer wedding should be thrown. Beginning their big day at the beautiful Ritz Carlton, the couple wed and held an elegant cocktail hour at the luxury resort. The party then relocated to the bride’s parent’s home for a fairytale reception!
As guests arrived, they were greeted happily by Puff ‘n Stuff Catering staff with butler-passed beverage service and our delicious Red Pepper Hummus and Hand-Smashed Avocado Dip with freshly baked artisan bread and pita chips for dipping. Once guests settled in, a live band, Powerhouse, took the stage and got the party going! The dance floor filled, and then the crowd cleared to spy the cute couple as they had their first dance under the exquisite orchid and crystal chandelier by Raining Roses. After dancing up a storm, friends and family lined up for the feast Puff ‘n Stuff Catering had prepared for them. Four Dual Chef Attended Stations were set, displaying our culinary creations freshly cooked right before the guests eyes.
Dessert featured their beautiful wedding cake created by The Sugar Suite, along with Bananas Foster Flambe and “Create Your Own Sundae” stations, provided by Puff ‘n Stuff Catering. To conclude the evening, a stunning fireworks show choreographed to music lit up the night sky as guests were served cheesecake lollipops, and cookies and milk shots. A perfect way to end such a beautiful night! Read on to see the tasty menu, photos by Brian Adams PhotoGraphics, and a video highlight from Tampa Wonderworks Films.
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus with herbed pita chips
Freshly Baked Lavush & Artisan Breads with whipped butter, e.v.o.o., aged balsamic & finishing salt
Hand Smashed Avocado with onion, crushed garlic and lime
Grilled Romaine Spring Mixed Greens
grilled hearts of romaine offered with a selection of toppings including shaved cantaloupe, julienne prosciutto, beets, diced tomato, red onion and a red wine vinaigrette; cherry tomatoes, cucumber, carrots, croutons, candied walnuts, bleu cheese, cheddar cheese, goat cheese, and a variety of dressings including red wine vinaigrette, balsamic vinaigrette and house made ranch
featuring three pasta dishes garnish with fried basil, served from Grana Padano chese wheels with freshly shredded parmesan and Romano cheeses on the side
1. Corn, Goat Cheese and Roasted Red Pepper Stuffed Ravioli finished in a pink vodka sauce (a la Timpano Restaurant)
2. Olives, Artichoke Hearts, Caramelized Onions with Pipette Pasta in house marinara
3. Mushrooms, Sun-Dried Tomato and Pine Nuts with Carbonara sauce, gemelli
Braised Short Ribs with Sweet Barbecue Glaze
served atop mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus, garnished with frizzled shallots
Carved Bourbon Glazed Virginia Ham with stone fruit chutney and spiced honey mustard
Coconut Crusted Mahi Mahi with blood orange reduction
Gruyère Potato Gratin
Honey-Glazed Baby Carrots
Bananas Foster Flambe with house made vanilla bean ice cream and cinnamon crisp
“Ice Cream, You Scream” Social
create your own sundaes with vanilla ice cream offered with a variety of toppings, sauces and fruits including caramel, chocolate hot fudge, candy sprinkles, chocolate chips, fresh sliced banana, strawberries, pineapple, whipped cream and chopped nuts
Assorted Gourmet Cheesecake Lollipops house made traditional cheesecake in fresh dipped milk chocolate, and peanut butter cheesecake in milk chocolate
Petite Warm Chocolate Chip Cookies served with a cold shot of milk
Late Night Snacks
Mini Pulled Pork Sliders
Mini Grilled Cheeses
Photographer: Brian Adams PhotoGraphics
Wedding Coordinator: An Affair To Remember
Cake: The Sugar Suite
Ceremony Venue: Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes
Musician: Strings and Things
Cinematographer: Tampa Wonderworks Films
DJ: Power DJ – Steve
Florist: Raining Roses
Transportation: Star Transportation
Rentals: Kirby Rentals
Chair Rentals: Panache
Hair and Make up: LeJeune Artistry
Valet: Valet Today!
Restrooms: Anderson Rentals
Ice Bar: Ice Pro
Fireworks: Fireworks by Santore