PC and C’s Summer Instant Replay

While we still have a few more weeks of summer, kids are going back to school and the season seems to be wrapping up.  As we look forward to Harvest season, we reflect on the fun we had this summer grilling at company picnics, delivering pre and post-game meals to the San Antonio Missions baseball team, and catering beautiful Omaha wedding receptions.

Popular Summer Menus in 2019

All American Picnic

Our All American Picnic was created to satisfy your grill out desires.

All Beef 1/3 Pound Burgers and Hot Dogs

Molasses Baked Beans, Country Potato Salad, Bakery Buns, Condiments, & Cookies

Passed and Station Hors D’ Oeuvres

Having a station of Hors D’ Oeuvres while some of the menu is passed, creates an inviting atmosphere. Ask your caterer which way each item is best served.

For a July engagement party we passed beef tenderloin tartines, bacon wrapped meatballs with bourbon glaze, bacon wrapped water chestnuts with teriyaki sauce and jumbo shrimp with cocktail sauce.

A fresh fruit platter, brie en croute with toasted almonds and apricot filling and an assortment of dessert bars were displayed at a station. The customer ordered a sushi boat to add to the fun!

Mayors Dinner

For this outside event we started the evening passing Radish and Goat Cheese Canapes and a Mocktail created for the event.

Dinner Menu:

Chicken Skewers with Pineapple, Peppers, Onions, and Teriyaki Glaze

Sirloin Steak Skewers with Mushrooms, Zucchini, Tomatoes and a Roasted Red Pepper sauce

Roasted Sweet and russet Potato Medley seasoned with Garlic and Fresh Rosemary

Layered Fresh Mozzarella, Tomatoes, and Basil Salad Drizzled with Pesto and garnished with Chopped Avocado and Bacon Crumbles

Christmas Salad topped with Raspberry Vinaigrette

Fresh Baked Rolls, Sliced Baguettes, and Butter

And for Dessert:

Snickerdoodle Dessert Bar with Caramel Sauce

 SA Missions

Our catering crew loves a new challenge. We learned about pre-game and post-game meal requirements by menu planning for a visiting baseball team.

Tailgate during CWS at the Slowdown

Guests enjoyed a beautiful tent, TV Screens with the CWS games, a summer breeze, sounds of baseball fans and tourists soaking in the downtown vibes while eating heavy Hors D’ Oeuvres.

The menu:

Seasonal Fresh Fruit Skewers

Mango Summer Salsa with Fresh Fried Tortilla Chips and Corn Chips

BBQ Sliders and Mini Burgers with relishes and condiments on the side

Potato Salad and Coleslaw cups

Antipasto Picks, Salad Wedge on a Stick and Fresh Vegetables and Herb Dip

Wedding Reception at Falconwood Park

After the Spring’s devastating floods, the Falconwood Park crew was able to recreate the atmosphere couples have been falling in love with over the years just in time for some Spring and Summer weddings.

The Menu this couples said “I do” to:

Roast Beef au jus with and Horseradish Sauce on the Side

Demiglace for beef gravy on the side

Country Fried Chicken with hot sauce on the side

Pecan Encrusted Tilapia with Citrus Glaze

Mashed Potato Bake topped with Crispy Fried Onion Straws

Roasted Vegetable Medley of Carrots, Zucchini, Green Beans

Quinoa Salad (seasoning spices similar to tabbouleh)-with tomatoes, cucumber, basil chiffonade, and topped with crumbled feta cheese

Autumn Salad of greens with sliced apples and pears, shredded Havarti cheese, sugared walnuts, and topped with citrus vinaigrette

Fresh Baked Rolls, Sliced Baguettes, and butter

Favorite House Made Drinks

Signature drinks add a personal touch to your bar or beverage station. Signature drinks can tie in a theme or use a guest of honor’s favorite liquor. Whether it is adding a House Made Margarita to a taco bar birthday party or a Pina Colada to a Caribbean themed wedding.

Watermelon Margaritas

Our House Made Margaritas with a summer twist of Watermelon

Raspberry Hard Lemonade

Looking to switch it up? Change your fruit of choice and don’t forget to add a fresh garnish!

Summer Sangria

House wines

Favorite juices – a great way to customize to your taste

A glug glug of Brandy

Cut up fresh Fruit

Stay tuned for our next blog where we will discuss our harvest of organic non GMO veggies and canning tips.

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

Whats New at PC and C!

We are excited to share our most current news with you! Here’s what we’ve been up to…

On January 1, 2016 we re-branded from  Patricia Catering to Patricia Catering and Cocktails!

Expanding on our classy cocktails is an added focus for our team. We are creating popular cocktails and full service bars for Omaha weddings as well as for corporate events. We bring the bar to you! So convenient and easy for our customers.

Pop Up Happy Hours! is an addition to our bar offerings.

Adding a Pop Up Happy Hour! is a great way to make your next meeting or fundraiser more exciting. The sky is the limit for our Pop Up Happy Hours, it’s a great way to reward your employees for all that they do, grow support for  your favorite  charity, show your customers how much you appreciate them, network  for business connections, and  enhance your customer base.

The question isn’t why host a Pop Up Happy Hour, it’s why wouldn’t  you host a Pop Up Happy Hour?

Food and drinks have even been shown to keep your audience more involved and attentive, plus it makes for a memorable experience. Our professional and knowledgeable  staff will help make your event a success! Click here to contact us!

One of our latest events brought us to  The Big Event Omaha! Local charity events and  nonprofit organizations are the focus of this noteworthy event hosted at the Omaha Design Center.  We are honored to partner in this event. To learn more check it out here on Facebook. We used our creativity and expertise to create  the buffet table theme of a Blooming Buffet, and boy did we bloom! Take a look at our floral food garden display….lovely, colorful, and tasty.

Thanks for checking us out, we will have more news soon!

Cheers!  Anna and the Crew at Patricia Catering and Cocktails