A Baby Shower for Stephanie Schur - The Menu

09/16/2014  

Yesterday, I shared all of the lovely design elements for Stephanie Schur’s special day. Today: all of the delicious details. Created by the always-amazing Annie Campbell, the vegetarian menu inspired by what was "seasonal, summery and best" at the Santa Monica Farmers Market was everything Stephanie had hoped for and more. XXJKE


The Sips

For the sweet celebration, Annie created a gorgeous Bellini bar complete with farmers market juices of peach, blackberry, strawberry and fig. Also on the refreshing menu: a Pimm’s Cup and an offering of rosé and white wines. And, for non-alcoholic sips: a cherry lemonade and Moroccan mint iced tea.

 
The Snacks

While Stephanie's guests arrived, Annie served small bites of Fresh Corn Shortcakes with Crème Fraiche & Chives, as well as a savory Wild Mushroom, Ricotta & Thyme Flatbread.
 

To Start

To begin the meal, and perfect for the warm afternoon, Annie served a Chilled Corn Soup with Avocado Crema, a Curried Egg Salad Tartine, and a Pesto, Artichoke & Burrata Tartine using her insanely delicious Homemade Basil Pesto

 
To Share

For the main course, Annie prepared an assortment of delicious seasonal salads, served family style, including a Grilled Peach, Arugula & Marcona Almond Salad, a Nicoise Salad with haricots verts, cherry tomatoes, fingerling potatoes, capers & olive, a salad of Farro Salad with Kale, Walnuts, Pecorino & Mint, as well as a Grilled Eggplant, Zucchini, Summer Squash, Peppers & Basil Pesto Salad.
 

The Sweets

As the appropriately sweet finishing touch for the day: an over-the-top dessert bar inspired by florals and a rustic sensibility. Stephanie shared that the dessert table was the highlight of the day, with her absolute favorite being the most incredible Layered Cherry Cake. Also included in Annie's delicious dessert spread: Strawberry Shortcakes with Buttermilk Biscuits & Sweetened Cream, Raspberry Pistachio Eton Mess, Lavender Shortbread, a Meyer Lemon Olive Oil Cake, an Old Fashioned Double Layer Chocolate Cake, Cherry Almond Crumb Bars, and Chocolate Chip Cookies with Sea Salt.