We Wicked Domestics love to attend events in Boston as often as we can. So, on Wednesday night I happily attended an event at the Park Plaza Castle in the Back Bay called Spring on the Green. It was hosted by Starwood Hotels and Resorts to introduce local high end caterers, florists, party equipment rental companies etc. to local businesses. I was lucky enough to get the invite from a great caterer, Boston Cafe and Catering, whom I recently met while at work. I mean, who could pass up swanky hors d’oeuvres and drinks at the Plaza Castle? Not this girl! Now, I’d never been to the Plaza Castle before and I assume they do large corporate and private functions, like weddings. The space was absolutely beautiful! There were four caterers in attendance, each serving the hungry crowd hors d’oeuvres and desserts. Everything was so delicious and very seasonable.
First up was Max’s Catering. They served up pulled pork with mango salsa in cute little boat cups and awesome pesto crusted arancini (deep fried balls of risotto). And how pretty is their display? Gotta love the gerbera daisies!
Next up was Gourmet Caterers. Their dish was very different, yet delicious! They delighted our tastebuds with a wild arugula and watercress salad topped with duck confit and spring vegetables. Wow. That’s all I can say…wow. Then the Catered Affair wooed us with lemony shrimp and buttery grits. When I tell you this was good, it would be an understatement. I’m just gonna leave it at that.
I didn’t get a picture of Boston Cafe and Catering’s offerings, but they served a homemade ricotta and herb gnocchi with pulled chicken and arugula in a thyme scented pan sauce. That’s a mouthful. But ohhh brotha was it good.
The event didn’t just serve up amazing food, they also had a working artist! He was painting this unbelievable mural. It was really incredible to sit there and watch him work.
The florals at the event were also pretty incredible. The beautiful pink blossoms are cherryblossoms…so pretty!
These beautiful installations are made by Boston Cafe and Catering and are quite unique! The display on the right had wine glasses filled with mini ice cream cones…but no ice cream. INSTEAD, it was filled with a fluffernutter custard and chocolate ganache. The ultimate dessert.
The event was really fun to attend. I met some great people and best of all, got to try out new caterers and their gourmet specialties! I had to take a quick picture of these beautiful flowers, candles and wine…three of my favorite things!