A Taste of Tales

We were invited by William Grant and Sons and Momentum Advertising to feed their audience at the inaugural sober Tales of the Cocktail event with a number of their liquor clients serving up mocktails in a space inspired by Tom Cruise's 1988 Romantic Drama Cocktail. The idea sounded so wild and fun, we quickly accepted the offer. Here's the run down of the great food we brought to the party at our venue partner Mardi Gras World!

Congreso Cubano

Congreso Cubano really brought the tropical cuisine with a refreshing twist. Instead of bringing in hot foods, Congreso Cubano created a colorful array of salads. Amongst their menu items were watermelon salad, papaya colada salad, and even a nice ceviche. It was the perfect addition to the hot weekend night party hopping between Tales of the Cocktail parties.

 COCOS food station featuring salads by Congreso Cubano.  Photo by Ollie Alexander

COCOS food station featuring salads by Congreso Cubano. Photo by Ollie Alexander

 Papaya Ensalada by Congreso Cubano. Photo by  Ollie Alexander.

Papaya Ensalada by Congreso Cubano. Photo by Ollie Alexander.

Afrodisiac

Afrodisiac is owned by two of the sweetest independent chefs we know. Shaka and Caron cheerily served up veggie, chicken, and shrimp skewers from the grill to serve to guests on beautiful tropical leaves. Afrodisiac has a passion for serving their community and audiences jamaican creole fusion, and it shows in all the great things they do for us at our events!

 Shaka of Afrodisiac placing skewers on the grill

Shaka of Afrodisiac placing skewers on the grill

 A guest with a skewer. Photo by  Ollie Alexander.

A guest with a skewer. Photo by Ollie Alexander.

Mangé Catering by Chef Marlon Alexander

Chef Marlon Alexander is one of our shining star chefs in presentation and performance. When asked to make food for the event he managed to make stellar presentations of rock buns, tea sandwiches, hot sausage rolls, and trifles for his food station. Every item looked like it came straight out of a dream, especially the rock buns.

 A small behind the scenes look with our Louisiana Manager Katherine Bowler and Chef Marlon Alexander at the event. Photo by  Ollie Alexander.

A small behind the scenes look with our Louisiana Manager Katherine Bowler and Chef Marlon Alexander at the event. Photo by Ollie Alexander.

 Delectable looking rock cakes. Photo by  Ollie Alexander.

Delectable looking rock cakes. Photo by Ollie Alexander.

Food Drunk

You're probably wondering where all the pub food is, and you're right, what would a liquor-less liquor sponsored party be without bar food?? So we brought in Food Drunk to bring in the classics: fries. burgers, and a notorious Drunken Pig Cone (15-hour smoked pig, bourbon maple bbq, serrano habanero, and slaw in a waffle cone)

 Tales of the Cocktail 2018 Menu. Photo by  Ollie Alexander.

Tales of the Cocktail 2018 Menu. Photo by Ollie Alexander.

 Burgers, Fries, and Wings. Photo by  Ollie Alexander.

Burgers, Fries, and Wings. Photo by Ollie Alexander.

See you next year, Tales of the Cocktail!

 Agave & Sueños. Photo by Photo by  Ollie Alexander.

Agave & Sueños. Photo by Photo by Ollie Alexander.