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Posted by Pepper's Team Blog on Fri, Dec 02, 2016

Brooke and Brian's Wedding at Charles River Museum of Industry
It was a beautiful day in September when Brooke and Brian said "I do" at the Charles River Museum of Industry. This was the perfect venue for their rustic style wedding. The wedding started off with a lovely ceremony in the park by the Charles. Following the ceremony guests made their way to the museum for the reception, where they enjoyed cocktails and appetizers in the museum's unique exhibits.   

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One the second floor, guests dined at farmers table adorned with wildflowers (designed by a very talented bridesmaid) and lanterns, which complemented the museum's brick walls, creating an elegant but relaxed setting.  Bistro lights from Boston Lighting made the space even more intimate and whimsical. Throughout the reception they adjusted the lighting to fit with the mood of the evening. 

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After dinner, the guests enjoyed our s'mores donut bar before dancing the night away. It was a sweet ending to a beautiful day.

Venue: Charles River Museum of Industry
Photographer: Mark Spooner Photography
Lighting: Boston Lighting 
Farm tables & chairs: Boston Rustic Wedding Rentals



 

Honey Roasted Carrots with Tahini Yogurt

Posted by Pepper's Team Blog on Tue, Nov 15, 2016

Honey Roasted Carrots with Tahini Yogurt
Makes 8 Servings

Ingredients:
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1 oz honey clover
1 fl. oz extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp. whole coriander seeds
1/2 tbs. fresh chopped thyme
2 tbs. fresh chopped cilantro
1/2 tsp. whole cumin seeds

Steps
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. cut carrots into 2.5 inch batons (sticks)
3. combine honey, extra virgin olive oil, coriander seeds and thyme then add to the carrots. Lightly season with salt and peppers
4. put in oven and roast until golden brown - about 20 minutes

Tahini Yogurt
Ingredients:
1 oz. sesame paste tahini
3 fl. oz plain greek yogurt
Juice from half a lemon and lemon zest
3 garlic cloves crushed

Mix all ingredients together & serve as a side or ontop of the roasted carrots. 

Trending in Floral Designs: Suspended and Inverted

Posted by Peppers Team on Fri, Oct 28, 2016

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A current event trend we are excited about here at Peppers Fine Catering is suspended florals  instead of, or in addition to, table centerpieces.

We recently created floral “chandeliers” at a corporate event in Boston. Because we couldn’t hang the arrangements directly from the ceiling beams in the venue, we custom-built 5’ tall frames to sit on the guest tables. The dangling flowers created an intimate, secret garden feel – gorgeous and totally unexpected.

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We heard many “oohs and ahs” when we revealed the dining space. The flowers looked great at eye level, but even more striking was the view when guests looked up from their chairs. Totally memorable!

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Another idea is to drape flowers from the top of a wedding arch or chuppah.  Imagine a bridal couple standing underneath a bountiful floral bouquet and the gorgeous photos! 

Let Peppers create the unexpected for your next celebration – with delicious food and design/ floral ideas that will simply wow your guests.

 

Venue: Boston Soceity of Architects

 

Tuscan Themed Bridal Shower

Posted by Peppers Team on Wed, Sep 28, 2016

Tower Hill Botanical Gardens was the perfect venue for Nick and Diana’s Tuscan themed bridal shower. Guests mingled in the spacious great hall while enjoying Italian specialties including our fabulous butternut squash and rosemary lasagna, and a wonderful antipasto presentation.

To create the Tuscan look and feel, we used topiaries, ivy plants, and branches throughout the room. We adorned the fireplace with lanterns and greens to help highlight the beautiful stone fireplace in the center of the room. Moss balls, neutral colors and wood gave the room a warm and welcoming feel that was accentuated by the blazing fire in the fireplace!  

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Photography: Joe Dolen Photography
Catering: Peppers Fine Catering
Design & Flowers: Peppers Style and Design TeaM
Venue: Tower Hill Botanic Garden


 

3rd Annual Farm to Table Dinner at Indian Head Farm

Posted by Pepper's Team Blog on Thu, Sep 01, 2016

 3rd Annual Farm to Table Dinner at Indian Head Farm

Another year and another successful farm to table dinner at Indian Head Farm. We are fortunate to collaborate year after year with Lilac Hedge, Indian Head and Crystal Brook Farm to offer a delicious dinner featuring great local products. Over the course of two days we fed more than 140 guests an array of passed appetizers, local beer, and a three course dinner. Music for the event was provided by The Brother Rule Band and The 19 Carter Band.

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Menu

Hors d'oeuvre

Zucchini, Lemon & Mint Bruschetta

Roasted Vegetable Croustade, Crystal Brook Chevre Boursin

Pissaladiere Tart with Honey from Peppers own Bee's

Eggplant Caviar, Bloody Mary Pearls, Basil Crust Cornet

First Course

Chilled Local Corn Soup, Basil Chantilly Crema

Field Green & Herb Salad, Shaved Radish, Beets & Herb Vinaigrette

Second Course

Nicoise Potato Salad, on Rocket Lettuce, French Tarragon

Farm Fresh Vegetable and Spelt Salad with Red Wine Vinaigrette Honey Roasted Carrots with Tahini Yogurt

Braised Cabbage with Raspberries Zucchini and Summer Squash Potatoes au Gratin

Smoked Lilac Hedge Ham

Spit Roasted Baron of Beef from Lilac Hedge Farm

Third Course

Fresh Basil Pot d' Creme

For More Information about the farms:
http://www.indianheadfarm.com/
http://www.crystalbrookfarm.com/
http://lilachedgefarms.com/

 

 

Cheryl and Craig's Wedding at Five Bridge Inn

Posted by Pepper's Team Blog on Mon, Aug 08, 2016

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Cheryl and Craig had a beautiful wedding reception at the Five Bridge Inn located in Rehoboth Massachusetts. Upon arrival to the inn guests enjoyed drinks and hors d'oeuvres under the tented patio. Following cocktail hour everyone made their way to the dinner tent. Seating cards were strung across a beautiful book backdrop adorned with moss and flowers. String lighting created a starlight atmosphere inside the tent that fit perfectly with the tablescapes. The remainder of the evening was filled with laughter, dancing, surprise improv, yummy food and a late night food truck appearance. Here is a sneak peek into this amazing wedding.
 

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Credits
Catering: Peppers Fine Catering
Photographer: Black Thumb Studio
Videography: LMV Productions
Wedding Planner:  Fetching Events
Venue: Five Bridge Inn
Florals: Lyndsey Loring Design
DJ: Southshore Entertainment


 

Our Favorite Sweet & Savory Late Night Wedding Snacks

Posted by Pepper's Team Blog on Tue, Jul 05, 2016

Dinner has been served and the dancing has started but the food service doesn't need to come to an end just yet. Keep your guests energized and the party going with delicious late night sweet or savory snacks. Servers can pass on fun trays through the dancefloor as a nice surprise and quick pick me up for your guests. Here are a few of our favorite late night passed snacks that are sure to be a hit!

 

Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches are perfect for your summer wedding. Mix and match your favorite cookie and ice cream flavors for fun combinations your guests will enjoy. 

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Photo Credit: Simi Rabinowitz Photography

Mini Filled Cones are a great quick two bite passed sweet. They can be filled with mousse, ice cream, sorbet and more! 

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Photo Credit: The Imagery Studio

Cookies and Milk Shooters are one of those all-time favorite comfort foods. Serve mini cookies with a shot glass of milk for a delicious sweet to end the night. 

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Dessert Pops - Think cupcake pops, cake pops, pie pops - the options are endless. Dessert Pops are easy to grab - plus they are so adorable and fun!

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Late night passed snacks don't need to be sugary and sweet. If you tend to lean towards savory and salty we've got you covered. 

French Fries or Chips- Pass these salty snacks in paper cones that match the theme and look of your wedding. Guests can easily handle the cones while busting a move on the dance floor. 

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Photo Credit: The Imagery Studio

Mini Sliders- Looking for a heartier late night snack then these sliders will be the perfect pair for you. 

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Sugared Bacon Planks- Bacon is delicious any time of day! They can be a wonderful mix of savory and sweet when dusted with our whiskey sugar blend. 

Popcorn- A fun snack that can be easily passed in miniature bags. Flavors can go either salty or sweet or pass both to please all of your guest’s taste buds. 

We hope these inspire you to start thinking about the many late night snack options you can offer your guests.

A Peppers Bridal Tasting Sneak Peek

Posted by Pepper's Team Blog on Mon, May 09, 2016

Thinking of attending a complementary group bridal tasting at Peppers? You’re one step closer to experiencing all that Peppers has to offer….and it’s not just exquisite food!

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While we're most-known for our fresh, flavorful and locally-sourced cuisine, we provide so much more than just a delicious meal.  Consider us a “one stop shop” for all of your wedding needs, from cuisines to cakes, and drinks to decor. Let us bring your vision to life through other custom special details like edible favors, stationery ( invitations, menu cards, place cards, etc.), florals, and more.

When you walk through the front door you will step into an experience. You’ll be greeted with a passed seasonal cocktail, escorted to your seat and then encouraged to look around- and there’s a lot to look at! We have a wall of china and glassware which showcases a multitude of options for your big day.  You’ll be able to see and touch our unique custom-built décor, such as our beer tap wall, ice cream cart and birch arbor, that can really add that special touch to your event.  We encourage you to check out our thank you board filled with the wonderful notes and cards we receive daily from our clients.  Finally, you'll be able to see (and eventually taste) our artfully- designed dessert display, featuring a stunning wedding cake and delectable mini sweets made by our talented in house Executive Pastry Chef, Lisa McCaffrey.

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Our style and Design department will have expertly designed a few different tablescapes for you. The tables are ever changing from rustic to industrial to glam and spring inspired. Even if they are not the specific look you want for your day- we hope they start the process of envisioning how you can change the look of your wedding with a unique tablescape.

You will be seated at a table with other excited couples.  At each table there will be placecards, a menu, and table numbers that have been specially designed to show you examples of what we can custom create for you. As a thank you for coming, there is an edible favor adorning each place setting, which we welcome you to enjoy or save for later!

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Tastings include a variety of our most popular hors d’oeuvres followed by a sample of some of our favorite entrees. Typically a beef duo plate, fish and chicken dish and vegetarian selections are served- each featuring a starch and vegetable that pairs nicely with that particular course. Our chefs will circulate the room, explaining what you are enjoying and answering any questions that you may have. We welcome you to take notes directly onto your custom menu for you to review following the tasting. Have a particular allergy? No problem! Let us know prior to the tasting and we will happily accommodate.  Throughout the tasting, some of our Senior Event Designers, Event Managers and Waitstaff will be available to talk and answer question for you, as well.  Following the main course, you will be invited to indulge in some delectable desserts and will receive a few slices of cake to take home and enjoy.

 

Our goal at these tastings is to allow you to not only taste our food, but ignite all of the senses in one inclusive experience. We want you to leave feeling excited and inspired for your one of a kind day. Once you experience Peppers, you’ll see why we we’re so passionate about what we do and why you won’t regret having us cater your special occasion!

 


 

Dancing with Cars

Posted by Pepper's Team Blog on Mon, Apr 25, 2016

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Looking for a unique event venue that boasts both expansive outdoor space and one-of-a-kind exhibits for guests to enjoy? Then check out the Larz Anderson Auto Museum in Brookline – the oldest car collection in the United States.

Peppers Fine Catering was pleased to be a part of the Larz Anderson Event Expo recently and help promote this gem of a museum. We love to see people’s faces light up when they enter and see the many vintage cars on display. Museum staff is well versed in the details of the autos, so  guests feel like they get a personal tour. And, you are surrounded by the cars as you dance, socialize and enjoy a meal. How’s that for a memorable celebration?!

There are so many ways to use a  car theme for an event at Larz , such as “ Match Box” type  cars for  place card holders, naming tables after classic cars, car drinks (ie Sidecar)  and much more.

And, with two natural locations outside to hold a wedding ceremony or put up a tent for large groups, Larz Anderson exudes warmth and charm for anyone who enjoys being a part of  history.

Check out their website for more information: http://larzanderson.org/ 

Larz Anderson Pinterest Inspiration Board: https://www.pinterest.com/pepperscatering/larz-anderson-auto-museum-weddings/ 

Fresh & Delicious Spring Cocktail

Posted by Peppers Team on Wed, Apr 13, 2016

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A delicious twist on the popular Kentucky Derby cocktail, the Mint Julep. 

Ingredients

1 oz. fresh lemon juice
1 oz. simple syrup
4 mint leaves
1 ½ oz. bourbon whisky
½ fresh peach pureed in food processor

Muddle mint leaves in shaker glass. Add all other ingredients and stir together with Ice. Garnish with fresh mint and enjoy. Makes one yummy cocktail! 

Fun Fact: Every year around 120,000 mint juleps are served over the course of two days during the Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby weekend at Church Hill Downs Racetrack. 



 

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