Monday, May 31, 2010

Lunch in Waskom

Rick and I visited old friends today in Waskom, Tx. Rosemary and Floyd Parker have been our friends since 1990, and they live in Waskom, Texas these days.

Since we were going to be in the Shreveport, LA area they cooked a nice lunch for us on Memorial Day. Floyd has a special hamburger recipe and I tell you..they were moist, and wonderful. Rosemary made a fresh red potato salad and freshly brewed iced tea and we topped it off with Turtle pie.

It was nice to spend the afternoon with our old friends and catch up on our kids and grandchildren. We shared those grandchildren stories and laughed and laughed. They plan
to come visit us in Hessmer soon and ...hmmmm, what will we cook?

Monday, May 24, 2010

May 16, 2010 Isabelle's First Communion

Isabelle's First Communion celebration was on Sunday, May 16, 2010 at St. Rita's Church Hall in Alexandria, LA. Family and friends enjoyed a nice menu and a clown painted the little one's faces. The children had so much fun and the adults enjoyed visiting and enjoying the meal.

Isabelle is a very sweet little girl. We are happy we could help with this event.

Community Healthworx Palate, Plate and Pleasure

Community Healthworx held it's second annual Palate, Plate and Pleasure wine tasting event on Thursday, May, 27, 2010 at the beautiful Alexandria Country Club in Alexandria, LA.

Best Catered Events featured our "Super Action Bar" for the event. This "Bar" was actually a box made of tables which were raised 8" and action stations were on three of the four sides.

Guests enjoyed a "Salad Bar" , "Potato Bar" and a "Grits Bar" throughout the evening. Several wines were available for their tasting pleasure as well as representatives on hand to answer any specific questions they might have. A silent auction took place with beautiful items to bid on.

If you were not at this event you missed the following: Crispy Bacon Roll Ups, Salmon Mousse on a slipper spoon, crab cups, Sakitini Salad, Margartia Salad, Cosmo Salad, Shrimp and Grits, Crawfish and Grits,and any combination of potato "mixed ups" as you can imagine with both sweet potatoes and baby skin on mashers. You also missed warm praline bread pudding, lemon creme pie and our famous chocolate Mississippi mud pie.

We hope to see you next year at this worthwhile event! Best Catered Events thanks Community Healthworx for allowing us to participate in this event for the second year.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Jessie Myer and Chip Cooper Got Married!

The sweltering 92 degree heat didn't keep the guests at the wedding of Jessie Myer and Chip Cooper from enjoying the festivities! The bride was beautiful and the ceremony was performed out between the pool and the bayou.

The bride loves daisies. I have never seen so many varieties. Rick Ferguson of Rick Ferguson Flowers in Alexandria, LA provided all of the fresh arrangements and assisted the hostess in coordinating the afternoon events. Family and friends drove many miles to attend and they all had such a wonderful time.

For the reception, the bride and groom chose this menu. Shrimp and crabmeat stuffed pistolettes, deep fried and covered by crawfish etoufee, chicken and sausage jambalaya, mini muffelettos, Louisiana crawfish bread, brandied apricot and fig torte, spinach salad with raspberry vinagrette, voodoo cheese, jalapeno-chicken pinwheels, mini blt's, mini crawfish pies, crudite, fresh fruit and summer punch.

Dianne Evans and the entire Best Catered Events staff wish the happy newlyweds a wonderful future! Good Luck!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Rapides Regional Medical Center Ribbon Cutting - May 11, 2010

On Tuesday, May 11, 2010 Rapides Regional Medical Center hosted the Chamber of Commerce Breakfast in the Atrium of the Women's and Children's Hospital in downtown Alexandria, LA.

Best Catered Events was on hand with our infamous Grits Bar featuring creamy corn grits with spicy shrimp sauce and crawfish sauce being offered as toppings. Our "Breakfast In A Cup" was well received as were our warm ham and cheese croissants, fresh fruit and flavored coffee station. Fresh fruit and yogurt parfaits, mini bagels, mini banana and chocolate chip muffins and cold milk shots completed the menu.

Thank you to Rapides Regional Medical Center for allowing us to play a small part in your special event.!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

May 8, 2010 Cherie Hearne and Michael Juneau Got Married!

Cherie Hearne and Michael Juneau got married at Loyd Hall on Saturday, May 8th. Immediately following the ceremony the guests enjoyed crispy bacon rollups, voodoo dip and raspberry spritzers on the front lawn while the newlyweds were busy with pictures.

A sit down meal followed with caesar salad, smoked beef brisket, double stuffed potatoes, green bean bundles, yeast rolls, and wedding cakes for dessert.

A beautiful afternoon for a wedding, and we wish the happy couple lots of love and happiness!

Wonderful Day for A Wedding! May 15, 2010

Loyd Hall provided a beautiful backdrop for the reception of Lauren Patty and Tim Daskivich on Saturday, May 15, 2010. Both the bride and groom are doctors in Los Angeles and friends and family from all over the world attended their special day.
Rain, rain, it wouldn't go away, but what a lovely time everyone had. Rusty Allen played for the first hour and a half during dinner and then the Baton Rouge band Bits and Pieces turned up the beat and everyone danced the night away under the tent. If you attended this reception you had a good time!

I loved the florals and tablescapes by Missy Booty. The couple did the whole nature and insect theme which was awesome. Each table had a name with beautiful fresh florals and gold chargers and I remember distinctively that the bride and grooms table was the Dragonfly. The sign in book was a book of beautiful pictures of insects. I had never in 21 years seen this particular theme and it really worked. Two alcohol bars, a bourbon bar with cigars, and a punch and tea station were positioned around the pavillion and the tent area. Mrs. Nancy Richards did a fabulous job of coordinating the days events. Guests arrived and departed on busses, so the out of town guests got to enjoy everything. Atwoods Bakery brought in the cakes which were absolutely beautiful and enjoyed by all

Best Catered Events wishes Lauren and Tim all the best in their new life together. We will always remember our "Dragonfly" wedding reception at Loyd Hall.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Habitat for Humanity 20th Anniversary

Best Catered Events catered provided a buffet and martini cheesecake bar for the 20th Anniversary of the Rapides Habitat for Humanity. The event was held in downtown Alexandria, LA at the beautiful Alexandria Museum of Art.

There was a wonderful local band, a silent auction and a live auction to keep the attendees busy throughout the 3 hour event.

Best Catered Events wishes Habitat for Humanity many years of continued service helping the community. We are proud to have helped in a small way with the event!

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