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Follow us on our Bakery Instagram page for deals and promos on our specialty custom cakes. For the month of APRIL any custom cake ordered,  we won’t charge the tax! We have other deals and discounts too so keep a look out on our page!

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Spring Garden Scape

Warmer weather is finally here and what better way to celebrate than with garden veggies and manzanita “trees” blossoming with charcuterie skewers. Guests loved getting to pick their skewers off the branches. Colours of crisp, apple green and sky blue made this grazing station really stand out.

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Cookie & Milk Bar

Food bars are always a favourite. We recently did a cookie and milk bar for an event in Kitchener -Waterloo that was a huge success. Guests enjoyed a wide selection of cookies and flavoured milks.

Cookies – White chocolate macadamia, chocolate chip, double chocolate, oatmeal raisin, double chocolate pistachio, bacon chocolate chunk, and rosemary & thyme.

Milk – white milk, chocolate milk, strawberry milk, and lavender infused milk.

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Stylish Backyard Wedding

Brittany and Evan

Not even Mother Nature could stop this wonderful couple from having a great wedding. Brittany and Evan were a joy to work with and right from the start knew what they wanted.  Under the beautiful Stillwater tent from Guelph Tent Rentals in Brittany’s parent’s backyard this couple’s vision came together. With custom lanterns strung down the tent and the couple’s touch evident in every detail.  Dino from DJ Charlie Clean kept Brittany and Evan’s family and friends dancing away.  A second tent held a hors d’oeuvres station, lounge area and the bar where Brittany and Evan had signature drinks served. Guests couldn’t get enough of the Kir Royales and wedding cake shots being served. Although the day started with a little rain the sun came out in the end to shine on this lovely couple.

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Hors D’Oeuvres

Smoked Duck Breast with Fresh Kimchi Salad & Sprouts

Arancini Balls with Cheese

Tapioca Cracker with Scallop Ceviche

Poached Quail Egg with Taro Nest, Seaweed Powder, Brown Butter & Miso

Steak Tartare with Radish, Cornichon, Spicy Aioli Served in an Egg Shell with Puffed Rice

AY Housemade Spread with Rice Crackers

Charcuterie Boards Featuring Local Smoked & Cured Meats

Rounds and Wedges of Local Cheese

Seasonal Fresh Garden Vegetables with Housemade Bombay Dip

Plated Dinner Menu

AY Housemade Sourdough Bread with Butter

Jerusalem Artichoke Soup with Pear, Swiss Chard, Mushroom and Edible Flowers

Ontario Bitter Green Salad with Pickled Apple, Grilled Endive, Treviso & Greens with Pomegranate Molasses Vinaigrette and Mint

Grilled Organic Chicken Filled with Savoury Greens, Parsley Risotto with Pesto, Crispy Yucca, Fall Succotash and Roasted Tomato Jus

Roasted Black Cod with Spiced Corn, Tomato and Lobster Bisque Served with Fall Succotash and Crispy Yucca

Vegetarian – Housemade Ricotta and Preserved Lemon Torttolono with Smoked-Filled Heirloom Tomato Saffron Sauce with Pea Tenders

Citrus Curd with Strawberry Meringue, Champagne Jelly, White Chocolate, Tapioca Semifreddo, Marjoram

Late Night Station

Poutine Station with Sweet and Regular Fries, Cheese Curds,Gravy, Pulled Pork & Sri Lankan Curry Chicken

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Catering – Appetizingly Yours Events and Catering {appyours.com}

Wedding Coordination – Wedding & Event Planning By AY {ayevents.com}

Photographs – Daniela Burzese {danielaburzese.com}

Ceremony Location – St. John’s Anglican Church {stjohnselora.ca

Duo Band – Andrew Rudd and Victoria Boland {andrewvictoria.com/bio}

DJ – DJ Charlie Clean {djcharlieclean.ca}

Tents & Dance Floor – Guelph Tent Rentals {guelphtentrentals.com}

Florals – Jane Rivers {riversonline.ca}

 

 


Elegant Nautical Wedding

Fold a bold and beautiful colour combo of navy and white with the stunning background of The Hacienda Sarria in Kitchener and a bride’s love of everything nautical and you get a fun themed wedding that will take your breath away. This event was one for the ages.

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The menu consisted of food stations followed by a five course plated Italian dinner:

Assorted Freshly Baked Housemade Artisan Breads and Grissini

 Garden Green Salad with Olive Oil and Balsamic Dressing with Hazelnut Crumble

 Braised Beef Cheek Raviolo with Smoked Tomato Ragout

 Fresh Seafood Salad including Clams, Shrimp, Scallops, Octopus, and Cuttlefish with Chickpeas

 Aged Rib-Eye and Herb Roasted & Chicken Supreme Served with Heirloom Carrots with Dried Branches, Asparagus, Pecorino, Farro, Vegetable Juice and King Oyster Mushrooms

 Housemade Tiramisu served in Martini Glasses

 Grappa Ice Cream Shooters

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Some of our favourite moments including the “first look”, the moment the father of the bride saw his daughter, the bride sneaking a cheesecake lollipop and of course the Hacienda beautifully decorated by Pink Poppi of Kitchener.

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Photography: Trina Koster {trinakoster.com}

Florals & Décor: Pink Poppi {pinkpoppi.ca}

Venue: Hacienda Sarria {haciendasarria.com}

Catering: Appetizingly Yours Events and Catering {appyours.com}

Wedding Planning: Dreamstlyle Weddings {dreamstyleweddings.com}

Band: Black Water Trioh {fredhale.ca/bwtrio.php}

Transportation: Brentwood Livery {brentwoodlivery.ca}

A Unique Drink Station Idea

Dry ice, Caesar mock-tails, and peach Bellinis all in a day in the life here at AY. Recently we had the pleasure of working with Compusense (https://www.compusense.com/) at their open house for their new building here in Guelph. Among the many things we created for this corporate event were Caesar mock-tails topped with a tapioca chip and a deconstructed Caesar salad and peach Bellinis with lime cordial pipettes and a peach wedge. This is a great idea for a drink station to really wow your guests.

It’s time to get creative.

Inspiration comes from everywhere.  Whether I am designing menus or considering decorating to enhance a coporate event or wedding I look everywhere for inspiration. At Appetizingly Yours we are a creative bunch. Once the ideas start, together we create magic.  It may start with Pinterest, out on a walk,  a shape , a color or the time of year that we gain inspiration for our style. Then we execute. The grass doesn’t grow under my feet.  We set up the table in advance of the event, it may not work each and everytime many changes need to be made, the end result however, is something we are all proud to present our clients. There is nothing better then when our vision works as we planned. Placing food on platters is always lovely, especially if you can can create a form of symmetry, however using unique items like tree branches or chunks of wood, slate or broken plates helps create an even better atmosphere with the exact same food.

Take a look around, turn a plate or bowl upside down and see if you can use it that way instead, you won’t be disappointed.  It’s time to get creative!

Dinner Series – August 15th

It is tomato season! This is a thrilling time at AY, so we decided to kick of the season with a 17 course tomato based dinner in the Appetizingly Yours kitchen. We host these dinners every two weeks, which we like to call the AY Dinner Series; Chef Kaya and the kitchen team create an exciting dining experience that features local foods with provocative pairings that are both playful and interactive. To celebrate this time of year when the local tomatoes are at their best, we decided a tomato theme would only be appropriate; all the decor, and each dish, was based off of tomatoes in some way. We had a lot of fun with this theme restriction, and we found that the ‘limitation’ of the theme sparked innovation throughout AY. Here are a few photos from the dinner, featuring the food, decor, and staff that made it all possible. Feel free to email us if you are interested in hosting a private party in the AY kitchen.

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A Vintage Dessert Station

We really love events that take place outdoors. When great company, great weather, and great food collide, it makes for a very special evening. At this party, we set up  this vintage dessert station, lit up by candle light under the cool summer sky.

Redefining ‘Cheesecake’

Sometimes, even the most classic dishes need to be revisited. Sure, a traditional New York Style Cheesecake is a fine dessert option, but why not take the idea of a ‘Cheesecake’ and make it a little more… literal? Our chefs at AY use cheese wheels to build a cake made solely of cheese; at this particular 75th birthday party, the cake was made up of Papillon Noir Roquefort, Chabichou Chèvre, Telagio, and Prestige de Bourgogne, stacked on top of one another, with fresh berries, fruits, herbs and edible flowers surrounding them. We placed the cheesecake on a retired wine barrel, with a beautiful weeping amaranth flower arrangement towering overhead. As the famous gastronome Jean-Antheleme Brillat-Savarin once said, “A dinner which ends without cheese is like a beautiful woman with only one eye”.