Spicy Treats for some Spicy Ladies
The Kollinger team had the unique experience of creating some Bravo treats for the launch party of the Real Housewives of Dallas. “Creating memories is what I do for a living,” said Jeffrey Kollinger, CEO and celebrity chef of The Spice of Life Catering. “I wanted to create an evening that the Housewives would remember.”
The long awaited Dallas addition to Bravo’s long list of the Housewives franchise took flight on April 5, 2016, and the SOLC family, under the direction of celebrity chef Jeffrey Kollinger, was tasked with creating a variety of hor d’oeuvres, sweet bites and cocktails, just as sensational as the housewives.
The Chandelier Room, an exclusive catering venue for SOLC, was transformed into a decadent lavender palace to welcome reality television’s newest royalty of Dallas.
Dressed with silver embellishments and white lacquered fixtures, the venue transformed into a career launchpad, complete with a red carpet interview row and staggering 12 foot step-and-repeat.
A party of this magnitude wouldn’t be complete without a custom designed menu, and Jeffrey and his team spent several weeks crafted each dish to perfection to present a show-stopping culinary experience for the party-goers. Team Kollinger created fresh and innovative dishes for the both the mingling hour, and for guests to enjoy while viewing the first episode of season 1.
“I wanted to create an evening the Housewives would remember.” – Jeffrey Kollinger
And the Housewives took notice. Bold brunette and RHOD cast member LeeAnne Locken took to Twitter to thank the Spice of Life Catering team for their extraordinary setup.
So what’s on the menu? Lots. Jeffrey always suggests that when planning an event of this size, and for a party with this many invitees, it’s crucial to have a large variety of choices to offer your guests, who are sure to come with varied tastes and pallets.
The chefs decided on six main course dishes. One of those – true to the heart of Texas – was the fried chicken tenders topped with Texas cream gravy drizzle & mini southern butter biscuits. Wild mushroom enchiladas with a black bean puree, pasilla-corn salsa with cilantro and tortilla strips.
Attendees were quick to jump at the Texas caesar with caprese skewers, made with hearts of romaine, jicama, black beans and smoked corn, topped with red & yellow teardrop tomatoes, spicy pepitas and crumbled feta & tortilla strips. Top that with Chipotle-scented caesar dressing, and you’ve got a masterpiece.
On request, a SOLC client favorite made its way onto the menu. Grilled garlic jumbo shrimp with roasted corn cake & black bean relish, layered with remoulade & cilantro.
The evening was spectacular and SOLC looks forward to cooking for the Housewives again in the future. Season 2?
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