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04 Oct Taco Bar for Taco Day

It's National Taco Day (don't ask me why it's not falling on a Tuesday. Someone messed up...). We recently had fun creating a new appetizer to add to our menu featuring mini carne asada tacos served on top of sliced limes and cinched closed with mini clothes pins! We couldn't help but share thanks to what day it is: Mini taco appetizers from Lux Catering and Events - Utah's Premier caterer and event planner.
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24 Sep Cherries Jubilee Day

National Cherries Jubilee Day is here and we are highlighting our live action cherries jubilee crepe station! But before we get to the yummy pictures...

A Brief History of Cherries Jubilee

Cherries jubilee is a dessert that consists of cherries in a sauce, usually a simple syrup, flambéed in some kind of liquor (typically brandy, or kirschwasser). It is served as a dessert topping, usually on ice cream (or our favorite: atop warm, freshly made crepes). Cherries jubilee is generally credited as being created by chef Georges-Auguste Escoffier for Queen Victoria's Jubilee celebrations in the late 19th century - hence the name!  
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31 Jul Gourmet Small Plates by LeCroissant Catering & Events

We had a fun and savory tasting session yesterday for a new client featuring a bunch of new small plates we created to add to our menus! The evening began with the traditional meat and cheese board but filled with local Utah spirit - our cured meats came exclusively from Creminelli's Fine Meats and included prosciutto and two different kinds of salami. Our cheeses were also all locally sourced and included our own signature flavor, Black Pepper Chive, created in conjunction with Heber Valley Cheese (keep your eyes peeled for a future blog post featuring our newest cheese flavor made exclusively for LeCroissant Catering & Events!) as well as Barely Buzzed  from Beehive Cheese. Our meat and cheese assortment was served alongside our fantastic focaccia bread, baked in-house in our bakery, as well as bruschetta, and house-made hummus with freshly baked pita bread! Lastly, our guests also enjoyed caprese salad skewers with fresh, thickly-sliced mozzarella cheese and drizzled in balsamic vinaigrette. Caprese Salad Skewers with fresh, thickly-cut mozzarella and drizzled in balsamic vinegar and olive oil. But enough about the starters, on to the main courses and our delectable new small plates...
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23 Jul Celebrate National Hot Dog Day with Gourmet Hot Dogs!

It's National Hot Dog Day and we couldn't help but think more about that American staple, the quintessential summer menu item - the hot dog! Culturally imported from Germany to early America, the hot dog was sold as fast and cheap working class lunches off street carts in large cities. Over time, the simple yet yummy treat became associated with summer, baseball and Americana. There is no definitive knowledge of how the hot dog got it's silly name; many instances of the word duo referencing this form of sausage consumption can be found in publications dating back to the late 19th century. As the hot dog spread across the country, variations invariably sprung up to match the unique flavor demands of each region. How many hot dog varieties can you think of for each part of America?
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05 Jun National Donut Day

Sweet National Donut Day! While this devilishly delicious treat is deserving of its own day based on its flavor merits alone, there is a story behind National Donut Day that may surprise you...

History of National Donut Day

National Donut Day historical images courtesy of The Salvation Army
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16 Mar Spicy Artichoke Dip for Artichoke Heart Day!

Artichoke Dip is a classic appetizer to serve your guests, and the perfect way to celebrate National Artichoke Heart Day! Our recipe for Spicy Artichoke Dip is super simple and completely indulgent. However, artichokes reportedly have one of the highest antioxidant capacities for vegetables (according to Wikipedia)- so there are some health benefits to enjoying this warm, bubbly treat. Spicy Artichoke Dip to celebrate Artichoke Heart day from Lux Catering and Events  
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12 Feb Lux Catering and Events New Menu Sneak Peak

We had a fun tasting last week at the Lux Catering and Events offices featuring some of the new items we are considering adding to our menus this spring! Our chefs knocked it out of the park with a long list of delicious and exotic recipes. The purpose of this tasting was to explore dishes we could offer as small plate meals - imagine having a meal where you got to try a small sampling of handful of delicious and appetizing dishes!? This not only allows us to further customize an intricate and flavorful menu but it also allows our clients to enjoy a flavorful journey as they enjoy our food. Here is just a sampling of the items they prepared last week and which you may soon see on our upcoming new menus! Moqueca: Moqueca small plate tasting at LeCroissant catering and events
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