Dinner Party Turned Surprise Engagement | Featured In California Wedding Day Magazine

When we were planning our summer menu dinner party photo shoot, we initially only had plans to showcase our new menu items at one of our favorite new venues, FLDWRK. Then, the wheels started turning. How can we have a little fun with this?

Nick McClellan, the significant other of Kierstyn Rios, one of the dinner party attendees, surprised her mid-shoot and popped the question! It was a beautiful scene with friends and family surrounding the couple as the engagement was taking place.. and of course some happy tears all around! After Kierstyn said “YES!” everyone feasted on our summer favorites.

Scroll through the whole party to view our summer dishes, the engagement video and Mini Lobster Roll recipe!

Dinner Party Inspiration

CATERING & STYLING  Colette’s Catering & Events | VENUE  FLDWRK Fullerton | PHOTOGRAPHY Michelle Chiu Photographer
VIDEOGRAPHY Boffo Video | RENTALS Found Vintage Rentals | FLORALS Rekindle Creative Co.
SIGNAGE + MENUS Happily Ever Etched | WINE One Hope

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HORS D’ OEUVRES 

 Panisse

 Sweet Corn Succotash, Basil 

 Pan Roasted Duck Breast

 Balsamic Pickled Cherries, Goat Cheese Mousse,Black Pepper Shortbread, Mint 

 Lobster Roll

 Meyer Lemon Aioli, Chive, Mini Brioche Roll 

 Panko Eggplant

 Roasted Tomatoes, Zucchini, Bechamel, Herbs 

SALADS 

 Compressed Watermelon Salad

 Whipped Feta, Prosciutto, Radish, Pickled Onion,Mache, Frisee, Balsamic Gel, Olive Oil 

 Bourbon Blueberry Salad

 Grilled Peaches, Blue Cheese, Marcona Almonds, Arugula, Maple Champagne Vinaigrette 

DESSERTS 

 Petite Strawberry Shortcake

Local Strawberries, Buttermilk Cake, Fresh Whipped Cream 

Yuzu Crème Freeze

Frozen Yuzu Custard, Basil Marshmallow Crème, Yuzu Gel

Summer Dinner Party Ideas

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Pan Roasted Duck Breast Balsamic Pickled Cherries, Goat Cheese Mousse, Black Pepper Shortbread

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Mini Lobster Rolls

Mini Lobster Roll Meyer Lemon Aioli

Summer Appetizer Station

Sweet Corn Panisse

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Blueberry Summer Salad

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Colette’s Summer Menu turned Surprise Proposal Shoot from Boffo Video on Vimeo.

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