Since becoming a vegetarian I often wonder if any food will be available to me when I attend events. Usually there is at least one vegetarian hors d'oeuvre or dish. I was in for a treat that night. There were at least 5 different bites for me to enjoy and Lamont, took good care of me at the food bar making sure I was able to sample each of them.
Stuffed Squash Blossoms
Squash blossoms stuffed with pan grilled squash, caramelized red onions and truffled California chevre. I had never eaten a squash blossom before. It was delicious. I could have eaten an entire tray of them. I wish I had a tray of them right now for dinner tonight.
Forbidden Black Rice Cakes
I'm not sure which was my favorite last night, the squash blossoms or these rice cakes. Jasmine black rice flavored with orange rind, green onions, Laotion chili & coconut served hot and crispy. The chili definitely added a spicy zing that I loved.
Porcini & Truffle Ravioli
The shocking thing about this dish is that I don't like mushrooms or tarragon... And these were mushroom filled raviolis in a tarragon cream sauce...
Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Roasted Brussels sprouts coated with raspberry syrup. I'm a huge fan of Brussels sprouts but have never had them infused with the flavor of raspberry before. Turns out they're super yummy this way.
Syrah Braised Short Ribs
I didn't sample them but everyone else enjoyed them. There were many other meat dishes as well including petite crab tamales, a lobster bisque soup, honey glazed heritage pork, and prosciutto with fig jam. That's all I can remember off the top of my head but there were even more dishes and they all looked as delicious as the photos here.
Coconut Lime Mussels
Black Cod with Saffron Sauce
I would have loved to have tried one but I was just too full after having 2 rice cakes, 2 squash blossoms, three porcini raviolis, Brussels sprouts and a chocolate hazelnut cream puff. Would I recommend Devoted Catering? Based on their delicious food and the warm and personable interaction I enjoyed with their staff last night I would say absolutely.
It was such a fun evening and I thank owners Amiee D'maris and Peter Alan, Lamont, Tiffany, Staci (who gave me a gorgeous jar of poached pears as I departed), and the rest of the Devoted Catering staff for their hospitality.