Tuesday, May 9, 2017

BIG BEAR BIRTHDAY PARTY

THE FOOD WAS COLORFUL AND ENDLESS

It snowed in May and boy was it beautiful. Lucky to be inside with beautiful floor to ceiling windows with an amazing view and food!

Tray Passed Appetizer - Tomato Bruschetta

Stuffed Mushrooms

Buffet Spread

Cucumber Iced Water Display

Look at that amazing view

One of the best Birthday Parties we catered in May. We received so many compliments and told we had the best braised pork ever! When a party happens and we get smiles and compliments its one of the most rewarding things! Thank you to everyone who celebrated with us. 

Catering services by Russian Doll Bakery and Catering 

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

FAMILY STYLE CATERING RUSSIAN WEDDING RECEPTION

SWAN LAKE ESTATES, PALM DESERT CALIFORNIA

The wedding was perfect, the catered food, the open bar, the weather, the family and friends all together to celebrate!

Just a small-town girl and a city boy that finally took the leap. After 10 years of dating, 5 years of long distance during graduate school and residency, and years of engagement talk ... we were finally ready.

April 8, 2017 

TRAY PASSED APPETIZER - SMOKED SALMON BLINI WITH GARDEN HERB CREAM CHEESE
TRAY PASSED APPETIZER - CREAM OF BORSCHT SHOOTERS
DOMESTIC AND EUROPEAN CHEESE PLATTER WITH DRIED FRUIT, NUTS, FRESH FRUITS IN SEASON, CRACKERS, SLICED PASTRAMI AND SALAMI
RUSSIAN FAMILY STYLE TABLE SETTING
BEEF AND  STROGANOFF


STAFF SET UP

FAMILY STYLE TAKES ALOT OF PLATES AND WE NEED LOTS OF COUNTER SPACE
THEY DID IT
RUSSIAN HOUSE SALAD WITH SLICED OLIVES , PICKLED PURPLE ONION, CUCUMBERS, TOMATOES WITH LEMON AND OLIVE OIL DRESSING
WEDDING CUPCAKES DISPLAY

CATERING AND BAKING ALL DONE BY RUSSIAN DOLL BAKERY AND CATERING

 

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

PARIS THEMED BRIDAL SHOWER WITH SHADES OF PINK

 

Hello, Russian Doll readers! I'm so excited to share this sweet Paris in Pink bridal champagne brunch planned by loving friends Jeannene Kelly and Debbie Abel. They both designed and decorated Eiffel Towers and pink roses as centerpieces at Riverside Art Museum garden-like atrium. What's a brunch without champagne, beautiful linens and the personal touch of French inspired brunch entree's and dessert's by Russian Doll Bakery and Catering. Take a peak and be inspired my some Paris themed bridal shower inspiration

THE DECOR


THE FOOD










From start to finish this was a romantic and intimate event with close friends and family. We know she loved the color pink that is also included in her upcoming wedding. To keep it light and fresh the menu prepared by Chef Fenya was goat cheese and sun-dried tomato quiche with a pomegranate vinaigrette salad dressing with freshly baked croissants. Paris themed bridal shower cant go without French macarons, crepes, petit fours and ruffled cakes. It was a beautiful day to celebrate this bride to be!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

How to make the best vinaigrette at home

FIVE EASY STEPS


Here are five easy steps for any aspiring chef who wants to create delicious, fresh tasting dressings at home. Since I have always easily made my own gourmet dressings, I forget that not everyone realizes just how easy it really is! 
Buying local and fresh to make your own custom creations beats buying a bottle from the store any day; the best part is that you can change the recipe to your taste, using what’s available in your own backyard or at local farmer's markets--fresh herbs and flavored olive oils and balsamic always delight the senses! You can also adjust the recipe to make more or less dressing, depending on the amount you need.
FIVE STEPS
1. COLLECT ALL YOUR INGREDIENTS
2. PLACE VINEGAR OR FLAVORED VINEGAR IN BOWL
3. SLOWLY WHISK EXTRA-VIRGIN OLIVE OIL IN BOWL, OR USE FLAVORED OLIVE OIL
(TIP: WHEN YOU WHISK THE INGREDIENTS TOGETHER AND THE BOWLS START TO SPIN, PLACE A DISH TOWEL UNDERNEATH THE BOWL TO SECURE IT FROM SPINNING)
4. ADD YOUR HERBS, SALT, PEPPER AND GARLIC (ZESTED)
5. BLEND WELL
(TIP- YOU CAN ALWAYS USE A MASON JAR AND SHAKE IT CONTINUOUSLY  FOR 1 MINUTE AND STORE IN YOUR REFRIGERATOR)
VARIANTS:
FRESH HERBS IN SEASON (tarragon, basil, thyme, sage, parsley, oregano or marjoram )
ROASTED GARLIC
DICED GREEN ONION
EDIBLE FLOWER PETALS (rosemary flowers, lavender, dianthus,  pansies or squash flowers)
PARMESAN CHEESE
LEMON OR ORANGE ZEST
GOURMET MUSTARD


BASIC RECIPE:
½ C. BALSAMIC VINEGAR
PINCH OF SALT AND PEPPER
1 GLOVE OF GARLIC (ZESTED)
4 TABLESPOON OLIVE OIL
YOU DON’T HAVE TO USE DRESSING ON JUST SALAD; IT'S ALSO GREAT ON VEGETABLES OR POTATOES...MAKE A POTATO SALAD!  BE CREATIVE AND LISTEN, AND YOUR FOOD WILL TO TALK TO YOU!  ENJOY!