Being the foodie that I am, I certainly couldn't resist when Josh of Joshua Charles Catering invited me to do a private tasting...especially since his new tasting room is literally 2 miles away from my office!
I first met Josh at my good friends Nancy Liu Chin and Kevin Chin's home a few years ago. He was the caterer for a dinner party that they threw, and I remember loving the food back then already! It wasn't until recently did Josh and I reconnect, and I'm so glad he reached out to me.
Josh and his team created a fabulous menu for my tasting that day, and ofcourse I had to take photos to share on my blog!!
Here was the menu:
Butter lettuce with raspberry vinaigrette, Humboldt fog goat cheese, and homemade herb cracker
Arctic Char with artichoke confit, roasted oyster mushrooms, and asparagus jus
Roasted free range chicken with mashed potatoes, sautéed rapini and poultry glaze
Strawberry vol-au-vent with vanilla bean ice cream
I was really impressed with the food. Many of my clients frown when they hear 'chicken' as an option for their wedding menu, but let me tell you.....when you have a fabulous caterer like Joshua Charles, the word 'chicken' is no longer ordinary. The chicken that I had that day was sooooo tender and juicy, and just simply delicious!
Many people look forward to weddings for the food. I really think that having fabulous food at a wedding is a surefire way to make your guests happy. I see it all the time! When you discuss your menu with your caterer, you want to be creative. Picking the 'safest' options may not always be the best way to go. Last year, I worked with a client who wanted to go 'safe' with the menu because many of the guests were traveling here from the midwest. After some encouragement from me, and their caterer, we had a semi-adventurous menu that really gave their guests a true California culinary experience. Their guests LOVED all the food, from the sushi station to the duck entree. They couldn't stop talking about it! People like to experience what they normally wouldn't get to experience if they were to dine out on their own. So, don't be afraid to be a little adventurous!
Joshua Charles is available for weddings and other events of pretty much all sizes. They are still a 'best kept secret' right now, but I have a feeling that pretty soon, you would need to act fast to book them for your special event!