by J. Scott

Guest Blogger: Nicole Sigda, Event Planner_ 034

For many, snow puts a damper on a holiday party.  But for one special J. Scott Catering client, their event became a winter wonderland, creating the most perfect backdrop for a fantastic holiday engagement party.

Saturday, December 5th, the Main Line received its first snowfall of the _ 033season and our client was overjoyed with the romantic backdrop to her daughter’s engagement party of 100 guests.  With her home completely decorated with trees, lights, wreaths, candles and all things Christmas, the only thing missing was snow!  I had already looked into biodegradable artificial snow for the evening, but the effect just wasn’t the same.  We let nature take its course and by 7 pm, when guests arrived, the house was covered with a beautiful blanket of fresh snow. With snow falling, valet service allowing guests to be driven directly to the front door where the festive sounds of Christmas carolers greeted kicked off an amazing evening for all.

The party began with passed hors d’oeuves including Butternut Squash Soup _ 045Shooters, Traditional Jumbo Shrimp, Petit Beef Wellingtons, and Lobster Salad Eclairs.  Guests were then thrilled to create their own risotto as our chef prepared delicious combinations served in martini glasses.  They also enjoyed a Pork tenderloin station with choices of Broccoli Rabe & Sharp Provolone or Traditional Holiday Stuffing and Cranberry Chutney. The evening was topped off with warm chocolate chip cookies served with ice cold milk, demi tas cups with homemade hot chocolate with mini marshmallows, and warm dark rum apple cider.  The evening would not have been complete without our staff offering guests warm chestnuts from our roaster as they left for home that evening.

It was a fantastic event, and our whole team is now excited to cater the wedding next year.  We wish the couple happiness and health in their life together!

by J. Scott

Since founding J. Scott Catering in 1995, Scott has worked hard to establish a reputation for exceptional Philadelphia catering and superior customer service.