Kathy G & Company has always been Birmingham’s “go-to” caterer for corporate events of all sizes, but when the law firm of White, Arnold & Dowd called on us to create a “Shrimp Fest” for 150 guests at the Gardens Cafe, we knew this event was gonna be something special. Not only did they request several delicious shrimp dishes, they also wished that they be served in unique vessels that would be both great conversation starters and lots of fun. A spicy “Bayou Boil” of Creole Seasoned Shrimp, Anduille Sausage, New Potatoes and Baby Corn served in “personal pails” was just one of the amazing offerings that event coordinator Tamara Archer and chef Jason Mezrano served up to rave reviews!
Other delicious dishes included Fresh Gulf Shrimp on Ice with Cocktail Sauce and Lemon Wedges, Cajun BBQ Grilled Shrimp on Bamboo Skewers, Golden Fried Butterflied Shrimp served in personal “fryer baskets.”
Of course you can’t have a “Shrimp Fest” without a server-attended “Shrimp & Grits Station.” Kathy G’s Shrimp & Grits are always a big hit and White, Arnold & Dowd’s hungry guests couldn’t seem to get enough!
Though is wasn’t all shrimp… Petite Crab Cakes with Spicy Remoulade and Baked Oysters on a Half Shell rounded out the seafood items.
And we didn’t forget the “landlubbers.” Pecan Crusted Chicken Bites with Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce, Sweet Potato Biscuits with Honey Pit Ham and Peach Chutney Aioli, Caprese Salad of Roma Tomato, Fresh Mozzarella, and a homemade Southern Style Creamy Slaw made sure all the guests’ taste buds were delighted.
As the night wound down, a sinfully delicious dessert bar with Key Lime Pies in Mini Pilsners with Layered Cookie Crust, Mini Lemon Meringue Pies, Coconut Macaroon Pyramids, and a gorgeous Fresh Fruit Display began to draw lots of attention from guests.
It truly was a fun and festive night at the Gardens Cafe. Special thanks to Gardens Cafe wedding and corporate event coordinator Tamara Archer, executive chef Jason Mezrano, event designer Andy Hopper of KG Designs, and Jessica Messer of J. Messer Photography for all of these beautiful images.
For more information about how you can hold your next corporate event or upcoming holiday party at the Gardens Cafe by Kathy G, please call Tamara at (205) 871-1000.
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