The end of a decade

We wish you all happy holy and holly days.

As we are wrapping up the Christmas party season, our office elves delivered some holiday treats to our Avery Plaza neighbors. Delivering sweets always earns a few smiles!

2019 recap

From Corporate Box Lunches to wedding receptions, 2019 was a year full of versatile events that all shared some common factors—delicious food, professional service, attention to detail and wonderful partnerships with customers.  Everything you might expect from an Omaha Catering Company.

Looking back, some events that highlight the delight of variety (whether in location, food or service required) stand out in our minds.

Redstone Advertising Business Party at Sozo Coffeehouse

Guests enjoyed a sophisticated Hors D’ Oeuvres buffet at the Downtown Omaha coffee shop.

Life Runners Benefit Banquet

The Pro-Life nonprofit’s benefit included a plated dinner with bite-size gourmet desserts and bar service.

Wedding Reception at Bellbrook Clubhouse

The Bride and Groom had an intimate Caribbean destination wedding, so they picked a color scheme of ocean blues. They treated their guests to Prime Rib carved on-premise and a Host bar of beer, wine, soda and a Blue Champagne signature drink.

Mayors Dinner

The annual Mayor’s Dinner is always a treat to plan with appetizers, a mocktail and summer buffet. China place settings add a lovely touch and the backdrop of the city’s summer festival adds to the fun.

Tree Rush

The Omaha area’s new attraction gives adventurers a different view of the forest’s beauty. We came up with some new menu ideas to best fit the catering needs for social and corporate events.

Camp Confidence

The fundraiser included cowboy-themed signature drink and appetizers: Smoked pulled pork tartines garnished with crispy slaw, radish and goat cheese tartines with fresh herb chiffonade, and locally grown butternut squash wrapped in praline bacon and a just as delicious-sounding themed dinner menu. Their signature Whiskey Mule had a kick!

Retirement Brunch and Reception at the Benny Davis at Offutt

Celebrating an impressive career, the retirement included a brunch, open house and reception. The brunch included all the breakfast favorites. Her open house included her favorite snacks for guests to munch on while visiting. The reception included a pasta and salad buffet.

Beardmore Subaru and Chevy

Beardmore Subaru and Chevy celebrated 100 years with a party at both neighboring locations. Two buffets that complimented the atmosphere of each building were decorated with beautiful ‘100’ ice sculptures by Muzzy’s Ice.

Rehearsal Dinner at the Durham Museum

As the wedding party and family trickled into the Swanson Gallery after the wedding rehearsal, they started the dinner with appetizers that were both at a station and passed. Once everyone arrived they enjoyed a plated meal with an adult and children option and coffee table service. Guests were welcomed to a host standard full bar that included beer, wine, soda, and liquor.

Harry Potter Event

Every year we look forward to providing the bar for Fontenelle Forest’s Night at the Forbidden Forest. This year we created a signature drink called a “Polyjuice Potion” that was a hit with all the Potter fans!

Looking forward to 2020

We are looking forward to the same variety booked for 2020 and all the events we have yet to plan. Thanks to the new decade, we forecast there will be lots of flapper dresses, 20’s themed parties and new trends that set the next 10 years apart.

Cheers!

Pop Up Event with Chips & Salsa Bar!

Patricia Catering & Cocktails was pleased to serve another Pop Up Happy Hour event last night. This event was hosted by Heartland Family Service in conjunction with the annual Omaha Gives event. The Happy Hour was held at the SAC Federal Credit Union atrium on Hwy. 370 and 72nd Street.

There were four different wines by the glass to choose from and a variety of domestic and import beers, too. Mixed drinks with Call and Premium liquors were available and a Specialty Drink – a Mai Tai – was only $5 and it was amazing!

The biggest hit, however, was a build-your-own Chips and Salsa Bar with house-made flour and corn chips, a hot queso dip, a pineapple and fresh fruit salsa, traditional salsa, fresh house-made Guacamole and Pico de Gallo, served with fresh-cut limes and Jalapenos.  We received many compliments on the Hawaiian Pineapple Salsa that was served.  Muy Bueno!

If you are planning a summer event of any kind, we’d love to help you make it a success.  We highly recommend you try this Chips and Salsa Bar idea, as it was a huge hit with our event attendees last night!

Our  kitchen staff is the best at making the food for your event just what you envisioned, and our servers are eager to please.  We specialize in a number of Bar formats and will tailor one of them to meet YOUR needs.  Specialty drinks are a favorite with us, so keep us in mind for your next event!

Besides, who can resist warm chips and all those fresh goodies on a warm summer evening (by the pool, perhaps?)?!!  Did someone say, “Margarita – with salt!”?

Pop Up Happy Hour! Bourbon Tasting

We had our first Pop Up Happy Hour! last night and its was a great success! Our guests had a lot of fun with the cozy atmosphere, delicious drinks, and interesting information about bourbon and whiskey. We had a distributor stop by and tell us a bit about four types of bourbon/whiskey–shout out to Republic National Distributing Company for educating us!

We had a chance to sample the following types of bourbon/whiskey; Teeling, Russell’s Reserve, Four Rose’s, and Templeton Rye. To complete our happy hour we paired select hors d’ oeuvres to accompany the drinks, as well as our house made Pub Snack Mix. Two of our most esteemed staffers helped take care of us for the evening, special thanks to Bree and Kristie!

We had so much fun that we will be continuing our Pop Up Happy Hour! The next one will held on Wednesday February 22nd. Keep an eye out on our Facebook page for more information!

Cheers! Anna and the Crew at Patricia Catering and Cocktails

Top Picture: Patricia and Robert Bottom Picture: Kristie