Here are a few shots from the baby shower I catered last weekend. That’s right, I don’t just bake these days, I do catering too! After the success of Jenn’s bridal shower, I kept thinking about how much I enjoyed every aspect of throwing it – working with others in planning and the coordination of food and logistics. What I loved most was that in helping, the guest of honor was left worry-free from the painstaking details needed to make the event successful.
My involvement in the shower kept coming up in conversation from time to time, so when my co-worker told me the news that he and his wife were expecting their first this summer, he had the grand idea of having me cater his shower. I wasn’t sure what I was getting myself into, but I jumped at the chance to flex my planning skills.
They wanted an outdoors seated lunch which took some time confirming a venue, but in the end it worked out nicely on the rooftop of a Columbus Circle apartment. What did I come up with in terms of food, you ask? This.
My test run included half a steak roll and half a lobster roll, but the final menu only had full lobster rolls. Below is my menu, and I will have detailed posts on the baked goods in the near future.
Smoked Salmon Mousse in Cucumber Cups
Prosciutto Cantaloupe Crostini
Field Greens and Basil with Balsamic Vinaigrette and Parmesan Crisp
Lobster Rolls with Root Chips
Fruit Tart/Nutella Tart
Chocolate Cupcake with Chocolate Ganache