Bat Mitzvah of Dreams

The dreamiest of bat mitzvah’s took place earlier this year in the Berkeley hills and Jasmine catering was invited to make it happen. We spent all day with the family and curated the food and set up portion  of the event. We worked in conjunction with the event planner and the venue to coordinate and guide the evening towards a perfect celebration. We paid as much attention to the details as we did to the main course and the result was a great orchestration of team work.

Purple theme

Prior to the guests arriving we worked with the event planner to set up – we stocked the bar, prepared the hors d’oeuvres, and equipped the buffet for the later dinner hour, which included a vast selectionIMG_8128. There was something for the hearty palate, the vegan diet, and the demands of children.

We started with a crisp Mediterranean Salad: romaine hearts with vine-ripe tomatoes, black olives, shredded carrots, robust feta cheese, crunchy sour bread croutons, and our chef’s homemade lemon-mint vinaigrette.

The fan-favorite moroccan chicken went quickly – steamy grilled organic chicken breast marinated in harrissa, lemon, cilantro and spices dipped in a contrasting cold and flavorful tzatziki.

Next on the menu was oven roasted vegetables, one of our most satisfying dishes. It is made with carrots, parsnips, red onions, baby potatoes, and Portabella mushrooms chopped into bite sized chunks, tossed in a marinade and roasted.

IMG_8126A unique dish that was requested along the Mediterranean them was Eggplant Terrine: grilled eggplant slices layered with goat cheese, oven roasted tomatoes, and fresh spinach topped with crunchy bread crumbs and parmesan, all baked to a gooey, golden brown dish.

One of our simpler dishes included a penne pasta tossed with pesto, IMG_8122green beans, and sun dried tomatoes, to even out the complexity of its counterparts.

After such a satisfying meal and a number of delicious hors d’oeuvres prior to that, we waited to allow for dessert to have its own entrance to the event. You can check out that delightful spread here.


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