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WEDDING VISION: VENUE ~ MADERAS GOLF CLUB 06.03.11

You will find Maderas Golf Club to be an extraordinary place in an out-of-the-ordinary atmosphere.

Nestled in the breathtaking San Diego canyons, our cascading waterfalls, tranquil lakes and emerald green fairways welcome you and your honored wedding guests.

Whether you are planning an intimate wedding reception with your family and closest friends, or prefer to dance the night away like never before, our Tuscan inspired ballroom and panoramic views are the ideal stage for creating the ideal wedding experience where the warmth of your loved ones will envelop you at every moment.

Maderas Golf Club is a pre-screened member of the bridal bar.

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DAVID DE ALVA “ART WALK” 05.31.11

David de Alva was born in Madrid, Spain in 1962 while his parents were on a European tour with internationally know Pilar Lopez Flamenco Dance Company. David began his studies at the age of ten with Protégées of Segovia and Romero Brothers in their master classes. Later, he continues his flamenco guitar training with the inspiration of Paco de Lucia, Manitas de Plata, Carlos Montoya and Sabicas. His talents have brought special excitements to concerts in New York, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Seville, Street Scenes of San Diego, San Francisco and many others. During his extensive tours abroad, his music was also inspired by Brazilian Jazz, South American and Mediterranean rhythm to create a unique blend of traditional Flamenco and World fusion style music. Surely, David de Alva, uncommon talent, versatility, and impressive musical repertory must rank him among the extraordinary artists of our times.

David de Alva is a pre-screened member of the bridal bar.

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LOUNGE APPEAL ROYAL COLLECTION DEBUT 05.27.11

The Bridal Bar is proud to announce Lounge Appeal’s debut of

THE ROYAL COLLECTION!!

June 14, 2011 ~ BizBash Expo & Awards West at the Pasadena Convention Center!

Lounge Appeal is a pre-screened member of the bridal bar.

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SOBELLE CHOCOLATE FAVORS LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE 05.06.11

 

SoBelle Chocolate Favors Announces Launch of New Website

SoBelle Chocolate Favors has launched its brand new customer friendly website.

May 5, 2011

SoBelle Chocolate Favors, in San Diego, California, has officially launched their new website at www.sobellefavors.com.  SoBelle Chocolate Favors makes custom handcrafted favors for all occasions, specializing in wedding designs. They launched a brand new customer-focused, website this week. The website was designed with the customer in mind, with a picture showcase that allows the viewer to see the details of each piece. Customers wanting a custom designed piece are now able to view and get ideas for designing their own special occasion favors.

“We wanted to create a website in which customers would be able to view all of the many wonderful creations that can be achieved with a little bit of imagination and personalization” says Nada Adjadj.

Additional features include direct linked connection to the SoBelle Chocolate Favors Blogsite

About SoBelle Chocolate Favors:

SoBelle Chocolate Favors is a company specializing in wedding, social and corporate chocolate favors. We stand out among the competition because every detail is perfected. Not only are we widely known for the exquisite taste of our fine imported chocolate, we also receive praise for our unique and creative wrappings. SoBelle is sure to make all your events extra sweet!

What makes us different from others? Well, if you can dream it, we can make it! The customization of our chocolate arrangements is unprecedented and has no limit. Each favor is specifically crafted and tailored to meet our client’s need therefore each unique piece will leave a long–lasting impression which will not go unnoticed.

Nada Adjadj, the owner and designer, founded the company in 2006 as part of her life-long dream. Based on her cultural heritage, Nada truly believes no occasion is complete without customized, decorated chocolate favors. Nada has lived in several countries before moving to America, including Lebanon, Dubai, Greece, and Montreal, and it is these past experiences that gave her a unique and sophisticated eye for design, and allows her to create exquisite chocolate favors that are fit for all and any occasion. With SoBelle chocolate favors each and every one of your guests will walk away with a favor that is an adequate representation of the event itself, because each favor is customized and created to match the superior theme and design of the event.

SoBelle is European chocolate that no additives or preservatives are ever used, only fresh wholesome ingredients. We have variety of chocolate such as milk chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate, mixed with nuts etc… We have earned our reputation by consistently providing our customers with the best.

For further information please contact:

info@sobellefavors.com

619.504.2651

 

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SPRING DELIGHT 05.05.11

GIUSEPPE’S DISH OF THE MONTH:

Colazione del Contadino

{Farmer’s Breakfast}

Colazione del Contadino (serves 1-2)

  • Cage Free Organic Eggs each 4
  • Baby Zucchine with Blossom Each 4
  • White Onion Each 1/4
  • Feta Cheese Cup 1/4
  • Grated Parmiggiano Reggiano Cup 1/2
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil Tbsp 2
  • Granulated Sugar Tsp 1
  • Crusty Levain Bread Slices
  • Any Fruit of your liking for side dish

Crack the eggs in a bowl and whisk them with some salt and pepper. In an Omelet Pan or Cast Iron Skillet Heat up 1 Tbsp of Olive Oil, dice the onions and slice the zucchini in to small little circles, then combine with the olive oil and let it brown a bit. Add the zucchini blossoms and let them wilt for a minute or so, then add the eggs, the feta and season with salt and pepper With the help of a rubber spatula start lifting the bottom of the frittata and let the lose eggs get underneath in order to cook properly. Once the bottom is cooked flip it over and cook the other side. Turn off the heat and let it rest.

Take the slices of bread, drizzle the remaining of the olive oil and either grill them or toast them, when done sprinkle the sugar on it.

Cut the fresh fruit to your liking and serve.

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There is something so fascinating about simplicity in cooking, especially using classic methods and fresh ingredients. I grew up eating very simple dishes created from the most seasonal ingredients. At the farm we didn’t really know any different, since everything was sourced there. With very few trips to the grocery store, we ate everything that was available that season and there were plenty of choices.

This dish reminds me so much of my Grandmother (Nonna Antonia would have been 100 this year). On early mornings in the Spring, the outdoor temperature would still be a bit low in our area of Italy, and on busy days my father would ask me to go help Nonna Antonia. Like most kids, I would ask, “What do I get to do?” His answer would be, “Get your Nonna to cook you breakfast before we start the day, and you get to pick the ingredients you want.”

Even at that age, I would think, “Cool!” I already knew that I was going to become a chef, so it was a no brainer to take a quick walk around the farm and pick the ingredients.

Stop #1 – Figure out the protein. I would see all our chickens and pick the eggs still warm (No kidding! How much fresher can you get than that.) A couple of times they got kind of mean and started chasing after me.

Stop #2 – Figure out the vegetable part of the meal. I would see a beautiful baby zucchini with a nice little blossom and think “Frittata!” Then I would pick some onions and keep wandering around the garden.

Stop #3 – No breakfast would be served without fruit, so I would pick whatever looked best and would be easiest to reach. As a kid, there were a couple of times when, trying to be helpful, I climbed a fruit tree too high and took a bad fall. After that I always looked for things that could more easily be  accessed, like the little wild strawberries I loved. They were so sweet, one bite was like pure sugar on your tongue.

Once all the ingredients were in my little wicker basket I would go back to the farmhouse and my Nonna would take care of the rest. Colazione del Contadino was one of my very favorite breakfasts, a simple and flavorful frittata accompanied by a couple of pieces of grilled bread with our olive oil and some sugar (a cheap version of French Toast.) Every bite was so good, I can still see the smile on my Nonna’s face. She was so proud of her little grandson, and she always made me feel very special.

So since it’s springtime, I felt like giving you a very simple dish idea to make for your kids, or better yet, have them help make it and learn how to do it just like I did.

The one thing you may not be able to find is the cheese we used, because back then we would make our own Caciotta, which is a semisoft cheese made from sheep’s milk. I am pretty sure that nobody in this town will have that, so I suggest a great substitute – fresh feta.

Visit the downtown farmer’s market and look for Spring Hill, which is the very best feta product at this moment. While you are at the market, make sure to buy cage-free organic eggs and baby zucchini with blossoms. The dish photos show the kind of fruit I would serve at this time of the year.

Enjoy!

Giuseppe

 

Specializing in Wedding, Corporate Event and Celebration Catering in La Jolla & San Diego! Planning a special event, a wedding, a party, a corporate lunch… GIUSEPPE Restaurants & Fine Catering of San Diego & La Jolla will create, cater and customize every detail of your next festivity with a menu to tempt any invited guest. Imagine your special day through our sample wedding menus. Every delicious element, each luscious ingredient was carefully selected to express the desires of the bride and groom. We, at GIUSEPPE Restaurants & Fine Catering will cater your wedding day, a celebration to cherish forever. Whether it’s a Board of Directors luncheon in the conference room, an elegant cocktail reception for your clients, or a festive, holiday celebration for employees, GIUSEPPE Restaurants & Fine Catering is San Diego ‘s premier choice to cater any business event. Make your next elegant corporate event end in praise and success. We invite you to stop by the Museum Café in La Jolla for breakfast Saturday or Sunday beginning at 9am or for lunch, between 11 am and 3 pm each day. Or just stop in for a quick cup of Giuseppe’s famous, steaming Cappuccino with a foamy crest while enjoying the breeze over La Jolla Cove.

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NEW @ LOUNGE APPEAL 04.27.11

WOW the guests at your next event with Lounge Appeal‘s newest addition, The Sectional Showcase Bar!

The Sectional Showcase Bar allows you to design the look and size to suit your event! The possibilities are LIMITLESS!

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WEDDING VISION: VENUE ~ LA JOLLA SHORES HOTEL 04.21.11

A marriage of private gardens and picturesque ocean views make the La Jolla Shores Hotel the ideal location for a memorable wedding ceremony or reception.

Located on two beautifully landscaped acres at the edge of the ocean, there is no better setting to say your vows than on the sands of La Jolla Shores. That is why, year after year, La Jolla Shores Hotel continues to be one of the most desirable wedding locations in San Diego.

With the waves crashing just beyond, your guests will witness your ceremony with the sand under their feet and blue Pacific waters as the backdrop. Allow the full-service catering staff to plan your event with the warmth and personal attention you deserve – and discover a variety of endless possibilities.

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WEDDING VISION: VENUE ~ LA JOLLA BEACH & TENNIS CLUB 04.14.11

The La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club graces 12 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds on one of Southern California’s only private beaches and offers a variety of picturesque venues. The full-service catering staff, under the culinary direction of award-winning Executive Chef, Bernard Guillas will help you plan a wedding that will surpass all of your expectations.

From a casual oceanfront affair to an elegant wedding under the stars, the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club is the perfect location to begin a lifetime of timeless traditions.

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WE WELCOME LOL LETTERPRESS!! 03.30.11

The Bridal Bar is so very excited to add more creativity to our family’s array of artist!

LOL Letterpress is a premier design studio and letterpress print shop that specializes in creating innovative and stylish stationery goods while practicing green principles from concept to completion. Using tree-free cotton and post-consumer recycled paper, soy based inks and up-cycled elements, we are committed to bringing eco-sophistication to each and every invitation design. Our artisans combine the methods of old-world letterpress with the distinctive appeal of modern design to produce timeless beauty that you can see and feel. Browse our collection of proudest moments in custom wedding designs then contact us today to make your stationery statement that is truly one-of-a-kind.

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WEDDING VISION: VENUE ~ HOTEL PARISI 03.25.11

Hotel Parisi is a beautiful, urban boutique retreat featuring just 29 guest suites ranging from 450 to 700 square feet, several offering partial ocean views. It has been described as having perfect “Zen-elegance”, due to its fusion of ancient cultures and modern contemporary comfort.

Hotel Parisi provides a lavish environment perfect for a private wedding reception, rehearsal dinner or honeymoon stay.

Since Hotel Parisi allows outside catering into the facility, your wedding day can be as unique and customized as its surroundings.

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