Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Happy Holidays from La Bonne Cuisine!


With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season starting to wind down, we are finally taking a moment to reflect on the season’s events. We have been fortunate to work with some very adventurous and imaginative clients to create exciting and unique holiday parties.

We love to work in unconventional spaces, and this season was no exception. We had events at the Aquarium of the Bay and the California Academy of Sciences, where guests can wander through exhibits while enjoying food and drink, creating a very interactive atmosphere. We also held events in art galleries such as Terra Gallery, where the art served as a backdrop to our equally artistic displays.

At another amazing event, we worked with our client to completely transform their building into an international experience, with food from around the world and plenty of d├ęcor and props to make it feel even more realistic. We had stations representing China, India, Egypt, Switzerland, Peru and France, and each was decorated accordingly. It was a truly impressive and creative event.

As the season is coming to a close, we are looking forward to a few days of relaxation. Rather than sharing a recipe with you, Chef Christophe thought he would share a few of his favorite local destinations for a winter excursion. For a nice day or weekend trip, he suggests heading up to Napa and enjoying a glass of bubbly at Domaine Carneros Winery. They are housed in a beautiful classic French style Chateau and offer tours and tastings overlooking the vineyards. For lunch, head north to Auberge du Soleil Restaurant, where the Kurobuta Pork is not to be missed. The restaurant is part of a beautiful resort and spa just in case you want to turn your getaway into a weekend trip. Or, if you prefer to stay in the city, head to the always amazing Michael Mina and treat yourself to a special holiday dinner.

Wherever you choose to go, we want to wish you happy holidays and a Happy New Year! See you in 2012!