Known as “Country Music’s Biggest Night”, the CMA Awards returned to the heart of “Music City” last Wednesday night at the Bridgestone Arena.
As the award show hit its 49th year, we were honored to be chosen by Mountain Agency to participate in the event by catering the 2015 CMA After Party for Universal Music Group. The red carpet was rolled out in front of the Musicians Hall of Fame welcoming some of the biggest names in country music. Chef Debbie Sutton put together a fun and creative menu that featured interactive stations throughout the venue.
From Fresh Minted Fruit Salad Shooters to Springer Mountain Farm Chicken to Oysters Rockefeller, here's a small visual glimpse of the menu we created for the night:
Hors d'oeuvres were passed all night starting with savory bites and ending with sweet treats.
Seared Scallops with Citrus Foam // Bacon Wrapped Dates with Balsamic Caramel // Braised Pork Belly with Spiced Fruit // Fall Gazpacho Tubes // Petite Omelet Muffins // Petite Pancake Stack with Steen's Cane Syrup // Assorted Petite Sweets
Party guests were presented with four different themed food stations:
#1 Pad Thai Made-to-Order: Rice Noodles // Shrimp // Chicken // Tofu // Green Onion // Bean Sprouts // Assorted Sauces
Decor: Asian-inspired; vibrant and bright colors with Asian china and greenery. Food served in Chinese take-out boxes with wooden chopsticks.
#2 Salads Made-to-Order:
Autumn Quinoa: Pears // Baby Spinach // Pecans // Maple Vinaigrette
Apple Fields: Mixed Greens // Tart Granny Smith // Goat Cheese // Poppy Seed Dressing
Bacon Blue: Romaine Lettuce // Benton's Bacon // Tomato // Bleu Cheese Dressing
Decor: Garden themed; wooden crates with wheat grass. Several clear mason jars displayed with 8 Lavender Lane logo.
#3 Brazilian Meat: Beef Tenderloin // Whole Hog // Springer Mountain Farm Chicken
Decor: Old World Brazilian Bazaar themed; roofed huts with palm plants and banana leaves.
#4 Captain's Table: Oysters Rockefeller // Honey Lime Glazed Prawn Tails // House-made Seafood Salad Lettuce Wraps
Decor: Nautical themed; 3-tiered rock salt oyster display, driftwood serving platters, old ropes with netting, and a chalkboard menu.
Thank you to the Country Music Association, Universal Music Group, and Mountain Agency for giving us the opportunity to share our passion with you.
Venue: Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum
Event Planner: Mountain Agency
Catering: 8 Lavender Lane Catering and Events
Service Staff: MA Booking
Written by: Angelea Presti