City Catering Events
05.13.2009 : : Wednesday : : 5:30 - 8:30PM
Two Beers Brewery Tasting
Two Beers Brewery is one of Seattle's newer craft breweries. In the year they have been open, they have gained a loyal following. We are happy to be hosting this Beer Week event in Little City on Wednesday May 13.
Two Beers will be pouring 4 beers (I know...weird): 20/20 Blonde, Echo IPA, Immersion Amber, and a surprise beer. City Catering will be preparing small plates designed to compliment the 4 beers served. The guys from Two Beers will also be willing to answer all questions about why they are called Two Beers when they make Four Beers.
Big Night: Spring Fling
Spring has come to Seattle. The season always brings a smile to the chef as more options for fresh, NW grown produce become available. Our spring menu will be a wine-paired, true farm-to-table dinner.
Art Photography with Wall Space
Wall Space brings us Mitch Dobrowner's stunning landscape art photography. Inspired by the work of Ansel Adams, Mitch has captured breath taking, black and white photographs of landscapes around the South West and California. Showing at Little City Thursday, May 28.
We served about 2000 of these at Taste Washington a couple weeks ago. Not a crumb was left at the end of the event. For all of you who asked, here is the recipe.
- 12 strips bacon
- ¾ cup butter
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 cup Cocoa Powder (we like Dutch Process)
- ½ tsp. salt
- ½ tsp. baking powder
- 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
- 3 large eggs
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 3 strips bacon
- 6 tsp. brown sugar
Preheat oven to 325°. Lightly butter and flour a 9 x 13 pan.
Bacon for layering in brownies: cook in a large frying pan, flip to insure even cooking. Remove when just starting to crisp. Cool on a paper towel lined plate. When cool, cut into ½ to 1 inch pieces.
Batter: Melt butter in a medium sauce pan over low heat. Add sugar mixing with a wooden spoon. Continue to stir on heat for about 3 minutes. Shut off heat. Add Cocoa, salt and baking powder. Mix. Whisk in the vanilla and eggs. Switch back to your wooden spoon and mix int he flour.
Baking: Spread half of the batter into prepared pan. Layer in the bacon pieces evenly -- pushing them in slightly if needed. Top with remaining batter. Bake until a toothpick comes out clean and edges have started to pull back from pan -- about 30 minutes. Cool on rack.
Bacon for garnish: Line a small baking sheet with foil. Place a wire rack on the pan. Lay bacon slices on rack and sprink with about 1 tsp. brown sugar per slice of bacon. Cook under broiler set to low or with rack lowered to middle of the oven. When bacon starts to color, remove pan. Flip slices. Sprinkle each slice with another teaspoon of brown sugar. Return to oven. Cook until crisp. Remove from oven and allow to cool on rack.
Cut/Garnish: cut brownies into 24 pieces top each with a piece of candied bacon.
Thai Basil Martini
This City Catering Signature Cocktail has a slightly herbaceous twist.
- 3 oz. Bombay Sapphire Gin
- 1½ oz. Thai Basil Simple Syrup (recipe below)
- Splash fresh lime juice
- Thai basil leaves and lime slices for garnish
Thai Basil Simple Syrup
- 3 cups water
- 4 cups sugar
- ¼ cup Thai basil leaves
Syrup: Bring water to a boil. Add sugar. Stir until sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from heat. Pour over Thai basil leaves. Allow to steep for 30 minutes. Remove basil.
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add all ingredients except garnish. Shake until the shaker is well frosted. Strain into a martini glass. Top with a lime slice and Thai basil leaf.