Sometimes, our clients have a very specific idea in mind for their event. To celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim this year, our clients wanted to do a South of the Border themed meal, or seudah in Hebrew. Jon S. is Argentine, so, of course, freshly-baked empanadas were on the menu. His family's recipe often uses ground beef, but we substituted ground turkey but kept everything else the same--olives, hard-boiled eggs, adobo, onion and few secret spices. They were delicious and all the guests were very impressed that we made them by hand.
Also on the menu? Shredded Mexican Braised Brisket, Chicken Mole with homemade mole sauce, Fiesta Rice with Adobo, both Beef and Vegetarian Bean Chilis, and traditional Hamantaschen cookies made with shortbread dough. Ours were filled with either strawberry or chocolate fillings. Yum!
But...we also had a bonus event that weekend! Our friends run an awesome annual Purim event, "A Very Awesome Purim," and we sold some special Hamantaschen to their hungry show-goers in multiple flavors: Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese, Strawberry Rhubarb or Nutella. They really made an already awesome Purim even more awesome and delicious!