Contiental Catering Food Tasting

Yesterday I visited Continental Catering, one of our preferred caterers here at the Maritime Museum of San Diego.  They prepared a special tasting for our Event Venues team and totally wowed us!

Event Venues Team

The facility was bright and welcoming and it was fun mingling with our friends at Continental Catering.

They offer special tastings to help you select the perfect menu for your event be it a wedding reception, meeting, or party.

The Continental team is great at helping each client design a custom menu.  Just ask them if there is something special you have in mind!

My taste buds were jumping with joy at each of the delicious concoctions they served us.  For starters we enjoyed an Antipasto Plate of Olives, Mozzarella, Roasted Bell Hummus, and Baguette.  It was the perfect start to a decadent meal and a great idea for any catered event since it can be served as guests are seated and give them something to snack on.

Then came the interactive Apple Salad.  It was served in a mason jar and was definitely the most fun part of the meal because we got to shake them before we ate them.  It sounds simple–but it’s a lot of fun–so make sure to remind your guests to tighten the lids before shaking.  It included Mixed Baby Greens, Avocado, Bacon, Apple Toasted Pecans, Raisins, Blue Cheese, and Apple Vinaigrette.  Rolls and butter fit nicely on the plate as well since we ate the salad right out of the jar.  It was fun, easy to eat, and kept me (usually very anti-vegetable) interested and eating as I uncovered all of the goodies.

Next we sampled Grilled Cheese Triangles with Fig and Brie with Truffle and Curry Cauliflower Soup Shots for Appetizers.  The grilled cheese was to die for.  The flavors blended together in a perfect sweet and savory combination.

After all of that we were served three Small Tasting Plates.  First we tried the Waguy Beef & Black Truffle Ravioli & Pea Shoot Ravioli with Date & Poblano Sauce.  The sauce was sweet and tangy, once again creating an extraordinary flavor.

Golden Chicken

Tangerine Grilled Salmon with Seasoned Couscous Topped with Tangerine Sauce followed, accompanied by Golden Chicken which included Chicken Roulades sliced and served on Rosemary-Garlic Mashed Potatoes with Roasted Vegetables.

To top it all off, we sampled the Fruit Tart drizzled in Caramel Sauce for dessert.  I was so full by the time dessert arrived, but I had to eat most of it.  It was too good to leave alone.

After finishing our delicious meal, we took a tour of their enormous kitchen.  It was very impressive.

On our way out they even sent us home with a chocolate milk and cookies party favor–which is a great idea for weddings or corporate events.  It’s always nice to take a little something home and who doesn’t love cookies?

Thanks Continental Catering for an awesome meal!  It was wonderful.  Want to see more photos?  Check out our Facebook and Flickr account for the rest!

Fair winds,

Erica Geary

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