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Real Weddings | Samantha + Michael | The Ballroom at Church Street
December 4, 2012 by Puff 'n Stuff | comments

Oh how we just love everything about Samantha + Michael’s special day! Not only were they a match made in heaven, but they also chose an incredible venue, The Ballroom at Church Street, had a spectacular menu packed with delicious items, and every last detail was tended to exquisitely- all while in the loving company of their closest friends and family. We’re so honored to have been part of such a spectacular day. Their guests were delighted with the custom menu Samantha + Michael designed with their Puff ‘n Stuff Catering Special Event Planner, Sandy George. With tasty items like butler passed Baked Stuffed Mushroom Caps filled with Crab Mornay to the Chef Attended Churrascaria Station there was plenty of eating, drinking, and being merry to be found! Scroll down to see some of our favorite captured moments by Rhodes Studios Photography followed my the mouthwatering menu:

Puff 'n Stuff Catering

Puff 'n Stuff Catering

Puff 'n Stuff Catering

Puff 'n Stuff Catering

Butler Passes Hors d’Oeuvres

Assorted Pinwheel Sandwiches turkey & provolone, ham & Swiss, and grilled vegetarian with herbed cream cheese and rolled in assorted tortillas

Brie en Phyllo garnished with fresh fruit and filled with Raspberry Chambord

Fresh Fruit Brochettes pineapple, cantaloupe, honeydew & strawberries presented on bamboo skewers and served with mango citrus dipping sauce

Baked Stuffed Mushroom Cap* filled with crab mornay

Rustic Tomato & Mozzarella Bruschetta on grilled Italian bread

Dinner Buffet

Salad Station

Traditional Waldorf Salad apples, celery, raisins and walnuts tossed in a sour cream-mayonnaise dressing

Caesar Salad fresh lettuce tossed with house-made parmesan croutons, fresh grated parmesan cheese and a classic Caesar dressing

Piña Colada Salad mixed greens topped with toasted coconut, pineapple, and macadamia nuts with piña colada vinaigrette

Station 1

Chef Attended Gourmet Mashed Potato and Mac and Cheese Bar with creamy Yukon gold and red skin mashed potatoes, and sweet potatoes topped and baked with marshmallows; presented in martini glasses and offered with a variety of toppings to include crisp apple-wood smoked bacon, crème fraîche, caramelized Vidalia onions, roasted garlic, shredded cheeses, marshmallows, roasted pecans whipped butter, chives, and cinnamon sugar dust and creamy mac and cheese

Station 2

Chef Attended Churrascaria Station featuring a selection of meats including New York strip, applewood bacon-wrapped chicken breast, and lechon asado (dry-rubbed garlic pork loin), marinated, skewered, grilled, and served with mojo dipping sauce and candied plantains

Station 3

Penne a la Vodka penne pasta tossed in a creamy vodka-tomato sauce offered with shredded Asiago cheese

Freshly Baked Artisan Breads with whipped butter

Event Credits:
Photographer: Rhodes Studios
Venue: The Ballroom at Church Street
Caterer:Puff ‘n Stuff Catering
DJ: Atomic Entertainment
Florists: Colonial Florists
Photobooth: Just 4 U



Real Weddings | Jenna + Tyrell | The Ballroom at Churchstreet
March 27, 2012 by Puff 'n Stuff | comments

Today we are featuring another beautiful wedding at The Ballroom at Church Street; the celebration of Jenna and Tyrell!  Their elegant palette of pink orchids and roses were perfectly accented by venue’s stained-glass windows, delicate chandeliers and flecks of gold.

One of our favorite things about this wedding was the joy and excitement that Jenna and Tyrell’s friends and family brought to their special day. The couple’s celebration began with guests mingling in the Ballroom’s atrium while sampling appetizing bites including coconut chicken brochettes, gourmet Polynesian meatballs, stuffed mushroom caps, and crowd pleasers – bacon-wrapped potato tots and the chicken in the egg. Guests were ecstatic to enter the grand ballroom, toast the newly wedded couple, and continue on with the celebration! The bride comes from a large, closely-knit family, and the toast given by Jenna’s sister was so moving, Sandy George, Puff ‘n Stuff Catering Special Event Planner, said it was the best speech she’s ever heard. It truly was a spectacular night filled with fun dancing, outstanding food, great people, and a happy couple. We’re so honored to have shared in Jenna and Tyrell’s special day!

 

Jenna + Tyrell Wedding at The Ballroom on Churchstreet.

Jenna + Tyrell Wedding at The Ballroom on Churchstreet

Jenna + Tyrell Wedding at The Ballroom on Churchstreet.

 

Butler Passed Hors d’Oeuvres

Coconut Chicken  Brochettes with tropical salsa

Gourmet Polynesian Meatballs in a Polynesian sweet ‘n sour sauce

Bacon-Wrapped Potato Tot with sour cream & chives

Baked Stuffed Mushroom Caps filled with spinach & feta

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

 

Displayed Hors d’Oeuvres

Imported & Domestic Cheese Display with crisp gourmet crackers & fresh fruits

 

Plated Dinner

Signature Fresh Garden Salad with tomatoes, carrots, cucumber, toasted sunflower seeds, house-made Parmesan croutons and our house champagne vinaigrette 

Freshly Baked Artisan Breads 

Grilled Fillet Mignon with a wild mushroom Cabernet-thyme reduction

Twice Baked Garlic Smashed Potatoes with cheddar cheese

Chef’s Choice of Fresh Seasonal Vegetables with Italian herbs & butter

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Chicken Piccata with garlic lemon-caper sauce

Saffron Rice with Orzo Pasta, red pepper & onion herb coulis

Fresh Green Beans with red pepper ribbons

 

Event Credits:

Venue: The Ballroom at Church Street
Caterer: Puff ‘n Stuff Catering, Sandy George
Photography: Sandra Johnson Photography
Cake: The Sugar Suite
DJ: White Rose Entertainment
Florist: Colonial Florist



Real Weddings | Michelle + Patrick | The Ballroom at Church Street
March 6, 2012 by Puff 'n Stuff | comments

Today we are featuring Michelle and Patrick’s New Year’s Eve wedding held at The Ballroom at Church Street, and we can’t stop raving about this wedding!  Their gold and red decor dressed The Ballroom to it’s finest and the subtle “ball drop” theme brought all of the elements of this night together. From the elegantly hung centerpieces of crystals and rose balls to the trays of champagne & sparkling cider, every detail was executed to perfection.

In true Puff fashion, Michelle and Patrick worked with Special Event Planner Heidi Brice to design a custom menu that perfectly complemented their personal tastes, style and the glamorous occasion. The evening began a breathtaking candlelit ceremony, high on the Ballroom’s atrium steps. With the antique stained glass windows as a backdrop, the mahogany chairs and romantic florals popped! The festivities started off with delicious butler passed hors d’oeuvres such as mini turkey & cranberry wellingtons, purple potato cubes, and Parmesan spoons to tease their taste buds. Dinner service followed with an elegant three-course meal featuring a selection of perfectly paired wines. The celebration hit a sweet note with a 2012 Balloon au Chocolat dessert station presenting a unique dessert that doubles as entertainment; check out the video below to see this exciting dessert in action. And as the ball dropped at midnight, a larger-than-life screen displayed the Times Square festivities while guests enjoyed late night snacks and a confetti cannon sounded to ring in 2012. We can’t think of a more perfect way to start the new year!

 

Michelle & Patrick Wedding at The Ballroom Church Street

Wedding at The Ballroom Church Street

Michelle & Patrick Wedding at The Ballroom Church Street

Butler Passed Hors d’Oeuvres

Champagne & Sparkling Cider

Purple Potato Cubes Peruvian purple potatoes filled with figs & cashews

Miniature Turkey & Cranberry Wellingtons

Parmesan  Spoons with savory cheesecake, fig preserve & roasted Vidalia onion

 

Course I served with Le Crema Chardonnay

Truffled Calabaza Soup with cinnamon, sour cream, & toasted pepitas, presented in a acorn squash bowl and garnished with baby greens and a champagne vinaigrette

Freshly Baked Artisan Breads each basket featured a “2012” logo on a sourdough loaf with whipped butter, extra virgin olive oil, aged balsamic & finishing salt

 

Course II served with Le Crema Pinot Noir

Chicken Caprese Tower Souse-Vide marinated chicken breast on an eggplant crouton with tomato ragout & basil chiffonade topped with fried basil

Piped Garlic Mash with fried potato wafers & crispy arugula

Fire Roasted Vegetables

 

Course III

Espresso Braised Short Ribs

Mascarpone Grits garnished with fried leeks

 

Chef-Attended Dessert Stations

Balloon au Chocolat white chocolate dome covering a flourless raspberry, caramel and chocolate torte with a festive 2012 garnish

Wedding Cake carrot, lemon with raspberry & red velvet provided by Bake Me a Cake

Cream Puffs

Cupcakes

 

Late Night Snacks

Truffle Fried Cones with Burger Slider served with tomato & mustard

Grilled Chicken Caprese topped with fresh mozzarella, sliced tomatoes, basil cream sauce & basil chiffonade

Garlic Smashed Potatoes

Fire Roasted Vegetable Display

 

Event Credits:

Venue: The Ballroom at Church Street
Catering: Puff ‘n Stuff Catering, Heidi Brice
Photographer: Caroline Johnson Photography
Wedding Planner: Weddings Unique, Heather Snively
Cake: Bake Me a Cake
Floral: Raining Roses
Lighting: American Audio Visual
Linen: Connie Douglin
Pianist: Concert Pianist- Jane Moore
Reception Band: LoganMania
Videographer: Cinemedia



Real Weddings | Lindsay + Matt | The Ballroom at Church Street
December 13, 2011 by Puff 'n Stuff | comments

The Ballroom at Church Street is downtown Orlando’s most distinguished and trusted venue renowned for its charm, beauty, and elegance – in short, the perfect site for Lindsay and Matt’s wedding.

Navy, white, and marigold hues set the tone for this dazzling wedding. The Ballroom at Church Street was dressed to the nines with chic draping, exquisite lighting, and luxurious seating arrangements all contributing to the liveliness of the night.

From the time they arrived, guests were dazzled with delicious butler passed hors d’oeuvres accompanied by sparkling flutes of champagne. As the night progressed, friends and family enjoyed a dual-entree plated dinner followed by lively music and festivities. The stylish decor and furniture gave the ballroom a truly  unique and vogue ambiance that brought out the best onto the dance floor! Relishing through out the evening, guests couldn’t resist the all-American late night snacks including mini pies a la mode and of course their smooth, white three-tier wedding cake with berry filling.

Lindsay and Matt’s special day was filled with glamor and extravagance from their grand entrance to their stylish exit, it truly was a night to remember forever.

 

Lindsay+ Matt at The Ballroom at Church Street

Lindsay+ Matt at The Ballroom at Church Street

Lindsay+ Matt at The Ballroom at Church Street

Lindsay+ Matt at The Ballroom at Church Street

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Passed Hors D’ouevres

Bianco Panini with mozzarella, sweet onions, fresh tomatoes, arugula, Gorgonzola, and extra virgin olive oil on focaccia bread

Grilled Chicken Salad Bouchee with grapes

Sweet Corn & Ricotta Fritters

 

First Course

Freshly Baked Artisan Breads 

Jumbo Lump Crab Timbale with mango relish & avocado atop a cantaloupe and pineapple puree and finished with micro cilantro on baby greens

 

Dual Entree Plated Dinner

Lemon Basil Risotto Cake

Summer Vegetable Bundle

Pasta with Seasonal Vegetables

Glazed & Grilled Smoked Raspberry & Chipotle Chicken drizzled with peach and raspberry jam and topped with corn and peach pablano relish

Coconut Crusted Grouper with a tropical salsa

 

Desserts

Mini Pies: Cherry, Peach, & Apple offered a la mode

Whole Pies

Three Tier Cake with a multi- berry filling & smooth white icing

Event Credits:

Catering: Puff ‘n Stuff Catering
Venue: The Ballroom at Church
Event Planner: Wonderful Weddings – Susie Weiss
Photography: Damon Tucci Photography
Cinematography: VHVIDEO.COM
Furniture Rental: Room Service Rentals
Floral: Botanica International Design Studio
Decor: Design Elements
Lighting: Kaleidoscope Event Lighting
Rental Chairs: A Chair Affair
Wedding Cake: Puff ‘n Stuff Catering
Groom’s Cake: Party Flavors
Entertainment: Metropolis
Transportation: Rick’s Classic Cars



Real Weddings | Brittanie + Matt | The Ballroom at Church Street
July 26, 2011 by Puff 'n Stuff | comments

Today’s featured wedding is Brittanie and Matt’s stylish reception at The Ballroom at Church Street. Billed as “Downtown Orlando’s most elegant and trusted venue,” The Ballroom at Church Street is often chosen by brides for it’s romantic beauty and charming details.

As guests entered The Ballroom’s lavish, stained-glass atrium for the cocktail hour, servers made their way down the double grand staircases bearing delicious Puff ‘n Stuff Catering creations. The couple then welcomed their guests into the main ballroom, which was dressed to the nines in a sea of soft, smoke purple and platinum linens, dimmed purple up-lighting, and gorgeous pink and white floral center-pieces accented with white feathers by Lee Forrest Design. The groom, a former player and baseball aficionado, even added his own personal touch to the reception by incorporating tables named for his favorite Major League teams.

Guests were enchanted as they watched Brittanie and Matt’s first dance under the sparkling crystal chandeliers, and then delighted as they enjoyed a plated dinner specially prepared by Puff ‘n Stuff Catering!

Fairytale Starters

Rustic Tomato & Mozzarella Bruschetta on grilled Italian bread

Baked Stuffed Mushroom Caps filled with creamy polenta and mascarpone

Mini Cuban Pressed Sandwiches with sliced roast pork, ham, swiss, and pickles, grilled on cuban bread

Bacon-Wrapped Potato Tots with sour cream and chives

Spanakopita – phyllo pastries filled with spinach, toasted pine nuts and feta cheese

Maryland Crab Cake Towers pan seared and served with a Cajun rémoulade

 

Happily Ever After Dinner

Signature Fresh Garden Salad with tomatoes, carrots, cucumber, toasted sunflower seeds, house-made parmesan croutons with our house champagne vinaigrette

Freshly Baked Artisan Breads

Chicken Duxelles – chicken stuffed with mushroom duxelles & Brie in a lite cream-thyme sauce

Grilled Château Steaks in a pinot noir demi glaze

Chive & Roasted Garlic Creamy Potatoes

Matchstick Vegetables

Event Credits:

Caterer: Puff ‘n Stuff Catering, Special Event Planner Sandy George

DJ & Lighting: Tagas Events and Production Services

Florist: Lee Forrest Design

Photographer: Tab McCausland

Venue: The Ballroom at Church Street



Chef Paul on Orlando's Fox 35 Morning Show | Lobster Mac 'n Cheese | March of Dimes Signature Chefs
October 20, 2010 by Puff 'n Stuff | comments

Puff ‘n Stuff Catering’s Executive Chef, Paul Lorrain, visited Orlando’s Fox 35 Morning Show today to demonstrate an “at home” version of our popular Lobster Mac ‘n Cheese, and help promote the March of Dimes 2010 Signature Chefs event.

Hosted by anchor Heidi Hatch, Chef Paul taught viewers how to make Lobster Mac ‘n Cheese, as well as a beautiful Cheddar Cheese Tuile to garnish this tasty dish. We were excited for the opportunity to share a fun recipe, while helping spread the word about the March of Dimes’ annual gala fundraiser, Signature Chefs.

Chef Paul and 11 other top executive chefs from Central Florida will be paired with local community celebrities to prepare a gourmet feast for a fun-filled evening.  Participants are invited to bid in a live and silent auction that will include priceless dining and travel packages. Guests experience an amazing evening filled with delicious foods and wine pairings and the feeling that comes with philanthropic compassion, since proceeds benefit the March of Dimes.

The event is Thursday, October 21st at The Ballroom at Church Street and tickets ($195) are still available by calling 407-599-5077.

If you missed the Fox 35 Morning Show today, you can watch Chef Paul’s video right here.

The Lobster Mac ‘n Cheese recipe is also included, and we encourage you to try it at home soon!

Lobster Mac ‘n Cheese
Demonstrated by Chef Paul Lorrain – “Not your momma’s mac ‘n cheese!”
Serves 4

Ingredients
1 Cup Lobster meat, fresh
1 Cup Peas
½ Cup Prosciutto, chopped or thinly sliced
2 TBSP Extra virgin olive oil
2 Cups Pasta, cooked
2 Cups Heavy cream
1 Cup Grana Padana cheese, grated
1 Pinch Nutmeg
½ TSP White pepper
½ lb Butter
2 Egg yolks
1 Cup Cheddar cheese, shredded
6 Basil leaves
1 Cup Vegetable oil

In a saucepan, heat the heavy cream, beaten egg yolks, nutmeg and white pepper. Stir and bring to a simmer. Add the grated Grana Padana cheese and butter, mixing well.

In a large, greased saucepan, sprinkle the cheddar cheese into four piles, and melt over medium heat. Lift the cheese out of the saucepan with a spatula, and drape over a small upside-down bowl to form a semi-cup. Allow cheese to cool and harden.

Heat the vegetable oil in a small saucepan. Drop in the whole basil leaves, frying them until they cease bubbling. Remove and place on a paper towel to drain.

In a large saucepan, sauté the prosciutto in the extra virgin olive oil. Add the peas, pasta and Grana Padana cheese sauce. Warm all ingredients through, and add the lobster meat, stirring until it is completely cooked. Season to taste.

Place the cheese tuile cup on a plate, scoop pasta into the cup, and allow it to flow onto the plate. Garnish with fried basil leaf and serve.





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