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April 1, 2015

Get Your Easter off to a Hopping Start!

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No matter who you’re trying to impress, this Easter dinner menu will “wow” just about anybody… even the Easter Bunny himself!  This fresh and savory Easter meal our Executive Chef Ashley Santo Domingo put together below has just about everything you could want in a reinvented Easter dinner… from a wonderful Roasted Rosemary Lamb to perfectly cooked sides to kicked up deviled eggs.  It’s pure celebration food, perfect for gathering around the table with your closest friends and family.

 Easter Dinner Menu

 

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Multi Colored Deviled Eggs (recipe below)

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Spring Citrus Salad 

Blood Oranges, Cara Cara Oranges, Grapefruit, Avocados, Hearts of Palm, Spring Mixed Greens, Belgium Endive, Citrus Vinaigrette

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Pommes Anna

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“Easter Egg” Root Veggies 

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Pan-Seared Broccolini 

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Mix things up with these four variations on deviled eggs!

Kicked Up Deviled Eggs

Wasabi Sesame

Ingredients:

6 hard boiled eggs, yolks and whites separated

2 oz mayo

1 drizzle sesame oil

salt and pepper (pinch)

1 tbsp. wasabi powder

sesame seeds, for garnish

 

Directions:

Blend the mayo, yolks, sesame oil, wasabi, salt and pepper.  Pipe the mix into the whites and garnish with sesame seeds.

 

Sundried Tomato

Ingredients:

6 hard boiled eggs, yolks and whites separated

2 oz mayo

salt and pepper (pinch)

1 oz sundried tomatoes, rehydrated and pureed smooth

tear drop tomato wedge

micro-greens (for garnish)

 

Directions: 

Blend the yolks with the mayo, salt and pepper, and sundried tomato puree.  Pipe into egg whites and garnish with tomatoes and micro-greens.

 

Smokey Bacon

Ingredients:

6 hard boiled eggs, yolks and whites separated

2 oz mayo

bacon, cut into ½ inch julienne strips, cooked crispy

micro-parsley (for garnish)

smoked paprika (to top)

1/2 tsp dijon

salt and pepper (pinch)

 

Directions: 

Blend the yolks with the mayo, salt and pepper and Dijon.  Pipe into egg whites and garnish with bacon strips, micro-parsley, and paprika.

 

Saffron & Pepper

Ingredients:

1 oz pureed roasted red peppers

6 hard boiled eggs, yolks and whites separated

2 oz mayo

smoked paprika

1/2 tsp dijon

saffron threads

salt and pepper (pinch)

 

Directions: 

Blend the yolks with the mayo, salt and pepper, roasted pepper puree, and Dijon.  Pipe into egg whites and garnish with saffron threads and paprika.

 

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Photography: Mike Villa Visuals

Creative Art Director: Arpi Torosyan of 24 carrots


February 24, 2015

California Wedding Day Enchanted Dinner at The Colony House

Christine Bentley Photography for California Wedding Day

As featured in California Wedding Day’s blog: California Pink Hues and Garden Glamour at the OC’s Colony House:

“We are so inspired by Orange County’s newest venue, The Colony House. The unique space melds historic Craftsman architecture with a modern sensibility that creates an inviting palette for a beautiful wedding–from vintage to modern. So when it came time to host a dinner party for our 60 of our nearest and dearest in the wedding industry, we knew this was the perfect location. Add in the OC’s Best Wedding Planner, Kerrie Underhill of Platinum Weddings by Kerrie and the result was so magical that we had to share this gorgeous design to inspire brides and grooms.

Underhill and Melissa McGown of Flowers by Cina’s overall design aesthetic was a modern feeling juxtaposed with romantic bohemian touch. The light and airy space has a cool loft feeling to it and Flowers by Cina expertly accentuated the Colony House’s beautiful wooden beams by hanging six crystal chandeliers that were elegantly enhanced with lush green garlands, creating a sense of a garden with in the space. The dark midnight blue linen (Soleil from Designer Specialty Linens) created a perfect modern backdrop for the tabletop elements that included a boho-inspired silver basket weave charger from Classic Party Rentals, personalized menus by Honeycrisp Design Studio with a vibrant Aubergine Metallic Weave napkin folded underneath. Flowers by Cina’s added a vibrant energy and pure loveliness with fuschia and pink-hued centerpieces that wound down the two feasting tables. Flickering floating candles added a soft touch of romance while gorgeous seating vignettes from Found Vintage Rentals nestled around the perimeter of the party created the perfect place to sip and chat after the feasting had completed. The overall look was completed by the brilliant lighting design provided by Illuminated Events. Rounding out the experience was an amazing dinner (we want seconds of the Braised Short Rib! See full menu below for inspiration) by 24 Carrots paired with the perfect wines by BevMo.”

We are thrilled to showcase our full menu for such a luxurious and intimate affair and to be able to share with you more event photos, captured by Christine Bentley, of this enchanted evening! Enjoy!

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Christine Bentley Photography for California Wedding Day

Christine Bentley Photography for California Wedding Day

Christine Bentley Photography for California Wedding Day

Christine Bentley Photography for California Wedding Day

Christine Bentley Photography for California Wedding Day

Christine Bentley Photography for California Wedding Day

Tray Passed Hors d’oeuvres:

Mini Turkey Pot Pie Puffs

Kurabata Pork Belly
with pickled red cabbage and soy caramel sauce

Butternut Squash Soup Shooter
with mini rye grilled cheese

Lobster Pops
crisp lobster cake, bibb lettuce, edible flowers, béarnaise sauce on bite-sized house made buns

Christine Bentley Photography for California Wedding Day

Christine Bentley Photography for California Wedding Day

Christine Bentley Photography for California Wedding Day

Christine Bentley Photography for California Wedding Day

Christine Bentley Photography for California Wedding Day

24 Carrots Catering and Events Dinner Menu with Wine Pairing by BevMo:
First Course: Beets and Blood Orange Salad with Endive, Roasted Baby Beets, Blood Oranges, Persimmon and Charmoula paired with La Caña Albarino 2012
 
Main Course: Duet of Pomegranate Wine Braised Short Rib Bourguignon and Turmeric Citrus Roasted Sea Bass, Fresh Pomegranate and Cara Cara with Butter Whipped Meyer Lemon Thyme Potatoes, Grilled Asparagus with smoked sea salt, paired with Coudoulet de Beaucastel Rouge, 2010
 
Dessert: Figs and Chocolate, Dark Chocolate and Fresh Fig Tart, Sugar Bruleed and topped with a Citrus Spiced Whipped Cream, paired with Hardys Whiskers Blake Port, NC

Christine Bentley Photography for California Wedding Day

Christine Bentley Photography for California Wedding Day

Christine Bentley Photography for California Wedding Day

Christine Bentley Photography for California Wedding Day

Christine Bentley Photography for California Wedding Day

 

 

 

Cocktails & Wine: BevMo!
Linens: Designer Specialty Linens
Menus and Signage: Honeycrisp Design Studio

 


February 18, 2015

Modern Geo Wedding In Newport Beach Civic Center

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We love how Lauren & Jon had their wedding reception on a bridge, since that is where they first met!  When asked why they chose geometry for their wedding theme, Lauren responded, “to reflect structure and building for a strong future relationship.”  Plus, all of these geometric designs by Melissa Licht & The Love Riot are chic and colorful, perfect for this modern theme captured by Steve Cowell Photography.

The Newport Beach Civic Center was opened in 2013 with breathtaking architecture and a sprawling landscape, this atypical event center was built to serve the community. The iconic steel and glass structure is punctuated by natural forms reminiscent of the center’s environment.  The perfect modern space to showcase all the bright colors and geometric patterns in their wedding.

The facility includes a 2,200 square foot Community Room. This spacious area is perfect for meetings and receptions of up to 180 guests. The center maximizes use of natural day light with it’s enormous windows and offers flexibility with retractable walls that can open to the outside lawn. Rental of the Community Room includes kitchen facilities as well.

Outside, the Community Lawn allows for larger events such as ceremonies, concerts, and large receptions. This expanse comfortably hosts 1,200 people and is exclusively reserved for one event per day.

Pedestrian paths and bridges meander through the surrounding park. This newly built park was designed with interpretive trails, children’s play areas, and commanding views of the ocean.

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As featured in the Green Wedding Shoes blog!

Venue: Newport Beach Civic Center

Vendors:

Steve Cowell Photography

Melissa Licht

The Love Riot

Fraiche Studio

Social Dry Lounge

Lauren Vajda Design

Em Letterpress

Pippa Marx Studio

Sidecar Doughnuts

Sweet & Saucy Shop

The Flashdance

Angelica Strings


February 5, 2015

Food + Love Photo Contest- Enter to Win

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How To Enter:

Get inspired from our Valentine’s Day Love You a Brunch Part II blog post and share with us your most creative home-cooked Valentine’s Day meal. Photo can be posted on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter and must include #24carrotsVDay. Winner will receive a private 3-course dinner for two, prepared by our Executive Chef, Ashley Santo Domingo. Dinner will take place in our tasting room in Irvine, CA.

 

Photo Contest Rules:

1. No purchase necessary. Promotion is void where prohibited. Only one winner will be selected.

2. Promotion begins 02/05/2014 and ends 02/15/2014 at 11:59pm PST, when all photos must be posted (“Promotion Period”).

3. 24 carrots catering and events retains the right to disqualify any entrant if all promotion rules are not followed.

4. By accepting the prize, the winner acknowledges that 24 carrots catering and events has neither made, nor are in any manner responsible or liable for, any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the prize or to any portion thereof.

5. 24 carrots catering and events reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the contest at their sole discretion.

6. A complete release of Facebook by each entrant or participant.

7. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

8. Private dinner to be scheduled at a date and time that is agreed upon by 24 carrots catering and events and the contest winner. Dinner must be scheduled within 6 weeks of being awarded.

9. Judging by Executive Chef Ashley and 24 carrots Panel will be done after 11:59 pm on February 15th. The judging is based on three criteria: creativity, presentation, and difficulty.

10. Winner will be announced on Tuesday, February 17th.


February 4, 2015

Pasta-Bilities as Featured in Ceremony Magazine

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“The Build-Your-Own-Pasta-Bar is an interactive foodie experience to indulge guests in an Italian feast.  Watch as master chefs roll out gourmet noodle flavors by hand and create your very own meal with a delectable array of toppings and sauces to satisfy any carb-o-licious craving.”StudioEMP-5980

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Perfect Plates

“While taste is most important, the art of plating is the first impression your guests have of the food.  Present them with a dish that is plated to perfection and they won’t be able to wait to wet their palette. (Well, maybe after a quick #instagood pic to capture their #foodie moment.)”

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Black and White Squid Ink Pasta | Pan-Roasted Sea Bass, Glazed Carrots, Cilantro, Shiso Pesto paired with Sauvignon Blanc

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Fava Bean Agnolotti | Curry Emulsion, Edible Flowers, Baby Pattypan Squash, Turmeric Paneer paired with Chardonnay

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Crispy Pork Belly | Tagliatelle Carbonara Burnt Brussels, Roasted Butternut Squash, Shaved Parmesan paired with Pinot NoirStudioEMP-5351

 

 

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Pasta Verde | Mint Pappardelle, Braised Lamb Ragu, Roasted Root Vegetables, Ricotta Salata paired with Merlot

 

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Spicy Lobster Capellini | Stewed Tomatoes, Seafood Broth, Tarragon paired with Chardonnay StudioEMP-5471

 

 

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Warm Potato Gnocchi | Gorgonzola, Smoky Bacon, Tear-Drop Tomatoes, Stinging Nettle Pesto paired with Cabernet Sauvignon

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Red Curry Coconut Salmon en Papillote

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After-Dinner Affogatos

“Treat your guests to a delectable after-dinner drink with our “Affogatos & Zeppole” pairing station.  This coffee-based dessert starts with a scoop of gelato or ice cream and is drowned in a shot of espresso.  Spike it with amaretto or liqueur for an over 21 libation.  And don’t forget the Zeppole; the Italian pastry makes this the ultimate coffee and donut indulgence.”

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“24 Carrots: Made with Love” and the “Pasta-Bilities” spread was featured in the new 2015 Ceremony Magazine in both Orange County and Los Angeles/ Santa Barbara.

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Chef: 24 carrots Executive Chef Ashley Santo Domingo

Design: 24 carrots Creative Art Director Arpi Torosyan

Photography: Studio EMP

Venue: The Colony House

Rentals: Found Vintage Rentals

Classic Rentals

Wine Pairings: ONEHOPE Wine

Florals: Art with Nature

Coffee Affogatos: Bear Coast Coffee