Last week, we were part of an AMAZING event, The Knot Market Mixer, with over 16 of Austin’s amazing vendors at one of Austin’s newest downtown venues, Brazos Hall. Coined a “Geometric Thunderstorm,” the event was bursting with colors and shapes of every kind. With free range to show off our creativity and “TWIST,” we were beyond excited to show the wedding professional attendees what we can really do.
Executive Chef Lexy created tasteful, unique dishes while playing on the “geometric shapes” and “color” themes. The result was a beautiful combination of natural color, texture, and foods bursting with flavor and served atop mirrored hanging tables. The seemingly floating dishes disappeared the second they were placed on the table, giving our servers a continuous trip to and from the kitchen.
Divided into “Big Bites” and “Lil’ Nibbles,” guests had the opportunity to choose between 11 dishes. If the photos below don’t make your stomach growl enough, avert your eyes from the screen for the next several lines…
Brie Savory Cheesecake with Balsamic Caviar and Strawberry
Herb Savory Cheesecake with Bacon, Tomato, Green Onion, and Bacon
Polenta Canape with Caramelized Onions & Tomato Bruschetta
Pear Crostini with Fried Goat Cheese and Chorizo
Caribbean Chicken Stacker in a Martini Chiller
Watermelon-Feta-Mint & Balsamic Caviar Bites
Cucumber Canape with Salmon Mousse
Crab & Avocado Highball
Triangle Shaped Sweet Potato Cake with Pork Loin and Apple Slaw
Savory Puff Pastry with Shitake Mushroom Ragu and Sesame Filet Mignon
Tri-Color Tomato & Beet Salad Stacker with Goat Cheese
The descriptions alone don’t do the dishes justice. The artistic beauty of each dish is something words cannot even describe, but captured beautifully by Cory Ryan Photography. Prepare yourself, because your mouth is seriously about to water.
Check out The Knot’s blog post about The Knot Market Mixer, as well as Cory Ryan’s Facebook for pictures of the entire event. We want to send a HUGE thank you to The Simplifiers for planning such a kick ass party, as well as Cory Ryan for taking such beautiful pictures. Thank you to the other vendors (listed here) who helped make this party AWESOME!
Be sure to check out Cory Ryan’s Website, as well as her Facebook page to see more of her amazingly beautiful work! She is AH-mazing!
By: Meagan Vitek