Fall & Winter 2015 Bridal Tasting

To us, the bridal tasting is the best part about the wedding (obviously). We love showing the brides, grooms and their friends/family just what we can do to make the food on their big day something to remember. We love hearing stories like “people are still talking about the chicken and waffles” or “your shrimp and grits is the best I’ve ever had.” It makes us blush!

This is just a little glimpse at our fall/winter 2015 tasting.

Venue: The Cannery

Florals: Bee’s Wedding and Event Floral Designs

Cakes: Zuppardo’s

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Thanks to Zuppardo’s for the cakes!

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Late Night Munchies!

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Buffet

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Thanks to Zuppardo’s for the cakes!

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Full house!

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French 75’s were the signature drink!

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A Recipe from the Chef: Gorgonzola Apricot Cheesecake

This is a relatively easy recipe. You can trick people into thinking you spent hours and hours preparing when in reality it will only take about 30 minutes of prep time. It’s perfect for

Ingredients:

  • 3 pounds Cream Cheese
  • 2 cups Crumbled Gorgonzola Cheese, softened
  • ½ cup Green Onion, chopped
  • ¼ cup Parsley, chopped
  • 6 cloves Garlic, chopped
  • 4 Whole Eggs
  • ¼ cup Half and Half
  • 3 tbsp Tony’s Seasoning
  • 1 cup Italian Bread Crumbs
  • Pomace Olive Oil
  • 1 ½ cup dry Apricots, chopped finely
  • 2 cups Walnuts, chopped finely
  • 9” Spring Pan lined with foil.

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Add olive oil to bread crumbs until moist.
  3. Press half of mixture into bottom of foil lined spring pan.
  4. Mix first 8 ingredients in mixer.
  5. Fill half of pan with mixture.
  6. Gently spread chopped apricots evenly over mixture.
  7. Spread remaining mixture over apricots to top of pan.
  8. Top with chopped walnuts. Loosely cover with foil.
  9. Bake in over for 1 hour.
  10. Turn off oven and let sit for 15 minutes.
  11. Remove from oven and let cool for 15 minutes.
  12. Refrigerate uncovered.
  13. Cool completely (roughly 2 hours) before cutting into wedges.
  14. Serve with water crackers.

 

I hope you enjoy!

Chef Russ Spezial

Late Night Menu

We’re so excited about this new addition to our wedding menu offerings! Our late night menu features coffee, kahlua, root beer (or real abita amber), french fries, mini hot dogs, mini hamburgers and mini beignets! What’s missing? Absolutely nothing. This menu satisfies the savory and the sweet!

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Late Night Menu

 

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Late Night Munchie Menu!

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Late Night Munchies Menu!

Sit-down Dinner Wedding Reception: Chelsea & Chris

Chelsea and Chris had a destination wedding on the beach, and a few weeks later had a New Orleans wedding reception at The Cannery! Chelsea and Chris opted for a sit-down dinner wedding reception with their family and close friends.

THE BIG DAY: 

Date: May 6, 2015

THE RECEPTION:

Date: May 30, 2015

Instagram #: #MarryingMunsterman

THE VENDORS:

Venue: The Cannery

Bakery: Zoe’s Bakery

Florist: Bee’s Wedding & Event Floral Designs

Photographer: Groom’s Sister, Rita

Videographer: Crane Films

Munsterman Menu

Munsterman Menu

Munsterman Bar

Munsterman Bar

Munsterman Cake

Munsterman Cake

Munsterman Dance

Munsterman Dance

Munsterman Table Setting

Munsterman Table Setting

 

 

Original blog can be found on The Cannery’s blog.

 

Tips for Hiring your New Orleans Caterer

Choosing a New Orleans caterer can be difficult. The sheer number of caterers and restaurants that offer catering is astounding. Here are a few pointers that we’ve found to be helpful over the years:

Check with your venue. Choosing the venue first in the event planning process is crucial. Some venues may have exclusive catering partners, or some may have a very valuable list of preferred vendors, which brings us to the next topic…

Get recommendations. The best way to find the caterer for you is by word of mouth. Ask your friends and family who they may have used recently. Also, always read online reviews on places like yelp.com, theknot.com, etc.

Know your budget. We can’t say this enough times. Most caterers are very willing to bend where they can to work with your menu to fit your budget, but some aren’t and you may as well weed those out before you waste your time.

Special needs and requests. Always check with the caterer to make sure they can make those special New Orleans dishes that you’re so looking forward to or if  you have specific religious beliefs or dietary concerns those need to be addressed up front.

Eat. Once you choose your caterer, the tasting is the best part. And when your event arrives, make sure you have time to sit down and taste the food, or at the very least, make sure they can pack you a geaux-box!

We hope these tips help, but the most important fact is that you need a caterer that communicate with you to figure out your needs.