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Real Weddings | Amanda + Thomas | Winthrop Barn Theatre
August 6, 2013 by Puff 'n Stuff | comments

The Winthrop Barn Theatre is a departure from the average barn, and it was the ideal venue for Amanda and Thomas’ romantic spring wedding! Nestled in the town of Brandon, just outside of Tampa, the Winthrop Barn Theatre is spacious and absolutely charming.

Amanda and Thomas’ big day was nothing short of perfection – delicious food, great company, and a picturesque setting made the night one to remember by all. The barn’s ceiling lights twinkled down on the wedding festivities, and the décor’s subtle hues and clean lines were effortlessly elegant.

The evening began with savory butler-passed hors d’oeuvres including spring rolls, hot asiago stuffed fried olives, and mini soft pretzel nuggets complete with porter cheese queso. Amanda and Thomas offered a delicious, casual dinner spread of fun food stations including Quesadillas, Buffalo Chicken Macaroni and Cheese, and  Mini Sliders & Dogs. With fresh movie popcorn and mini vanilla ice cream cones, the night truly ended in a sweet way!

Thank you to this sweet couple for allowing us to be a part of their big day. Continue reading to explore their gorgeous photos and scrumptious menu!

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Butler Passed Hors d’Oeuvres
Fresh Asian Vegetable Spring Roll accompanied by a sweet Thai chili sauce

Cuban Cigar spring roll with roasted pork, pickle and ham bites with mayo-mustard dip

Hot Asiago Stuffed Fried Olives with a Parmesan aioli dip

Mini Soft Pretzel Nuggets in a Porter Cheese Queso served in a white paper cone

Station 1
Chef Attended Slider and Dog Station French Dip Slider with Shaved Roast Beef, Horseradish Cream and Au Jus, & Hebrew National Hot Dogs served with shaved shoe string fries

Station 2
Chef Attended Quesadilla Station with mojo roasted pulled pork, chipotle grilled chicken, grilled slices of steak, balsamic roasted vegetables, pepper jack and cheddar cheeses, pico de gallo, tomatillo salsa, sour cream, and guacamole made to order and grilled up fresh with Tri Colored Tortillas and Hot Queso

Station 3
Buffalo Chicken Macaroni & Cheese

Butler Passed Dessert
Rich Vanilla Soft Serve Ice Cream in mini waffle cones

Hot Buttered Movie Style Popcorn freshly popped

Thank you to all of the wonderful event professionals who contributed to their special day.
Wedding Planner | UNIQUE Event Design
Bartender | Acropolis Taverna
Wedding Cake | Chantilly Cakes
Groom’s Cake | Marcia [family friend]
Caterer | Puff ‘n Stuff Catering
Hair | Asonipse Salon & Spa
Linens | Connie Duglin Linen
Make-up | M.A.C Cosmetics
Entertainment | DJ by CJ
Photographer | Jason Mize Photography
Rentals | Modern Day Events
Transportation | 1st Class Limo
Tuxedo Rental | MW Tux
Valet | VIP Valet & Limousine
Ceremony Venue | Nativity Catholic Church
Reception Venue | Winthrop Pole Barn



Real Weddings | Karina + VJ | The Salvador Dali Museum
January 15, 2013 by Puff 'n Stuff | comments

The first thing that comes to mind with Karina + VJ is WOW! They’re a match made in heaven who knew how to wed in style! Their color scheme of eggplant and burnt orange popped so perfectly at The Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg- it really was a stunning affair. They met with their personal Puff ‘n Stuff Catering Special Event Planner, Lauren Balden, to handcraft a menu that would showcase their style and personality; and boy did they knock it out of the park! With delicious items such as mini waffles topped with hazelnut butter and pecan crusted chicken drizzled with old fashion syrup to Jumbo Prawns stuffed with fresh lump crab meat & finished with lime buerre blanc guests were raving all night long. Scroll below to see the rest of their mouthwatering menu and photos from the evening of Amore Dulce.

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Puff 'n Stuff Catering at The Salvador Dali Museum Wedding

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Butler Passed Hors d’Oeuvres

Arugula & Pesto Crostini

Smoked Chicken, Cranberry & Caramelized Onion Bruschetta

Chicken & Waffles mini waffles topped with hazelnut butter and pecan crusted chicken drizzled with old fashion syrup

Maryland Crab Cake Towers seared and served with a Cajun rémoulade

Bacon-Wrapped Potato Tot with sour cream and chive

Plated Dinner

First Course

Freshly Baked Artisan Breads with whipped butter, e.v.o.o., aged balsamic & finishing salt

Baby Winter Greens with sun-dried cranberries, candied walnuts, crumbled blue cheese, and mandarin oranges finished with a berry vinaigrette

Second Course Duet

Jumbo Prawns stuffed with fresh lump crab meat & finished with lime buerre blanc

Chicken Caprese Tower Sous Vide-Tower marinated chicken breast on a eggplant crouton with tomato ragout and basil chiffonade then topped with fried basil

Cheesy Potato Gratin

Balsamic Grilled Asparagus Spears with roasted red and yellow peppers

Dessert

Butter Cream Wedding Cake
Top Layer: Lemon Raspberry
Middle Layer: Red Velvet
Bottom layer: Chocolate Amaretto


Event Credits:
Venue: The Salvador Dali Museum
Photographer: Carrie Wildes Photography
Catering: Puff ‘n Stuff Catering
Cake: Puff ‘n Stuff Catering
Wedding Planner: Simply Divine Events
Floral: Floral Events by Joanne
DJ: Rhythm of the Night
Chivari Chairs: Signature Events by Design
Flamenco Dancers: Sombras Flamencas



Real Events | Justin’s Barnyard Bash! | Private Residence
December 27, 2011 by Puff 'n Stuff | comments

Justin turned two, and to celebrate his mother organized this amazing themed birthday party! Justin’s birthday had everything a two-year old could ever want – a petting zoo, balloon maker, a swimming pool, and a birthday buffet of his dreams. And to ensure everyone had something to enjoy, this shindig featured two buffets: one for the kids and one for the adults.

The kids feasted on their favorites such as animal-shaped grilled cheese’s sandwiches; and the adult’s had their own decadent buffet with goat cheese lollipops, farmer’s bread bowls,  pulled pork sliders, and racks of succulent BBQ ribs.  In keeping with the theme, the food was displayed in a barnyard style! The fresh seasonal fruit salad was served in an adorable watermelon bowl carved as a pig, food was served out of pails and baskets, and to top it off they even drank out of boot shaped glasses! Justin loved his Barnyard Birthday cake with mini animal cupcakes, and a pasture of cake pop cows and chickens in wheat grass. Look below for more barnyard fun!

Justin's Barnyard Bash - Children's Birthday Party

Justin's Barnyard Bash - Children's Birthday Party

Justin's Barnyard Bash - Children's Birthday Party

Justin turns 2 from VHVIDEO.COM

Children’s Buffet

Fresh Corn on the Cob with drawn butter

Fresh Seasonal Fruit Salad tossed in mango dressing and displayed in a watermelon bowl carved out like a pig

Large Corn Dogs served with mustard dipping sauce

Sweet Potato Fries presented in mini pales and placed around the table

Chicken Tender Strips served with honey mustard dipping sauce

Traditional Grilled Cheese cut in shapes of farm animals

 

Adult’s Buffet

Fresh Seasonal Fruit Salad tossed in mango dressing and displayed in a watermelon bowl carved out like a pig

Chicken in the Egg deviled eggs filled with spicy southern fried chicken

Farmer’s Bread Bowl fresh seasonal vegetables accompanied by chilled Mediterranean spinach dip & presented in a large bread round with artisan bread cubes

Goat Cheese Lollipops whipped goat cheese mixed with mascarpone, sun-dried tomatoes & seasonings then coated with toasted almond & pistachio nuts

Sweet Potato Fries presented in larger pales

Mini Pulled Pork Slider with pico de gallo, Monterrey jack & sliced avocado on a Hawaiian roll

Racks of Succulent BBQ Pork Ribs with zesty sauce

 

Dessert Station

Cake Pops decorated like chicken & pigs displayed on trays of wheat grass

Barnyard Cake

Event Credits:

Catering: Puff ‘n Stuff Catering, Special Event Planner Lauren Balden
Event Planner: Table 6 Productions
Cake:Cakes by Nomeda
The Lighting and Decor:ConceptBAIT
Photographers: Gina Leigh Photography
Videographers: VHVIDEO.COM
Entertainment: Petting Zoo and Cowgirl Balloon Artist provided by Blair Entertainment



Real Events | Michael + Laura’s Rehearsal Dinner | Salvador Dali Museum
September 15, 2011 by Puff 'n Stuff | comments

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!

Rehearsal Dinner at the Dali from VHVIDEO.COM on Vimeo.

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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

Tapenade Trio

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

 

Event Credits:

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





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