Having a Wedding or Special Event and Looking for the Latest Food Gems in Orange County? For the past 10 years, I have been creating “One of a Kind” Events and behind the scenes, I've been observing and collecting secrets in the industry. What I know for sure about my list for this year is that all of these people have true passion for what they do, and I'm honored to share in their talents! Here is my look at today’s hottest event food trends in the OC.
Akioni Sushi Catering - www.akioni.com
If you love sushi, then Aki is your man. To meet Aki is to love him. He knows more about sushi than anyone else that I’ve ever met, and he’ll customize your sushi station with stuff you’ll love.
FARM TO TABLE FOOD WITH THE GARDEN TO PROVE IT:
Park Ave Dining - http://www.parkavedining.com/
Yep. This place is in Stanton, and I’ll drive there just to walk through the garden. You have lots of options for private dining. My favorite? The garage.
Dolce Gelato - www.dolcegelato.com
This is the real deal in Gelato. You should meet Rick and his team at his shop in Laguna, and hire him to come to your event. His “Hottest flavor for 2013 is Salted Maple Caramel”.
Pizza 900 - www.pizza900.com
Greatest Event Pizza Around.
Ice Bulb - www.icebulb.com
Check out Marc’s ICE SPHERES. cheap car mechanic These have become the hottest and sexiest product to hit the beverage scene in years. Mixologists, hotels, restuarants, and bars around the country are purchasing this 2.25” clear sphere that maximizes your cooling and minimizes your dilution.
Neil at www.starfishlaguna.com
Ok. This gentleman (and that, he is) is a professional bartender who has been creating drinks long before the word “Mixologist” ever came into being.
Try his latest Ginger
Pinch and learn from the master of drinks.
Orange Clementine - www.orangeclementine.com
Think Classic Orange County. Orange and Lemon zest. The best in baking ingredients and the most beautiful presentation in boxes to be left for your guests visiting the OC.
Jason’s Catering Caribbean Rumaki - www.jasoncatering.com
What could be wrong with bacon? Everyone loves Jason’s Rumaki… including the folks at Orange Coast Magazine who did a complete photo shoot for this gem of an appetizer.
FUN FOOD STATIONS:
24Carrots.com - www.24carrots.com
24 Carrots Catering is always cooking up something new and special! Call them for their latest creations in food stations.
THE ULTIMATE SWEET STATION :
Sweets Indeed - www.sweetsindeed.com
Marie at Sweets Indeed is a former bride, and her passion for creating incredible sweet stations is unbelievable. She knows how to uncover the most delicious and unique desserts from the best vendors all over the world.
BEST FOOD TRUCK:
The Lime Truck - http://thelimetruck.com/
I sometimes get hooked into the concept of a "Food Truck", thinking that the food is going to rock. Often, I'm disappointed. Not so with The Lime Truck. They do create masterpieces and they still deserve the title of Best Food Truck (which they won on The Amazing Food Truck Race). There is no substitute for good healthy food done in a quick way.
That's it for now. I've tasted too much gelato, eaten too many sweets, and tried one too many appetizers. It's off to the gym for me.