“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well” wrote Virginia Woolf. As a food lover, and one who begins planning their next meal after just finishing my last- I can definitely relate. After all, food (and great food at that) is one of life’s greatest pleasures and one of Team AK’s unofficial mottos. We Love food (just ask our Popcorn Bar that is set up at our office for “visitors”-its been getting more love from our own stomachs!) Last week, Team AK had one particularly amazing food day, as our good friends and neighbors from Global Gourmet Catering invited us over for a visit and tasting at their office and tasting room in Dogpatch. We were floored with the hospitality and graciousness that Global showed our team: from the personalized Patron bottles filled with margaritas (my personal favorite) to the lovely table setting to the amazing food! It was such a lovely afternoon.
The team at Global really do love what they do, and their love and dedication for providing great service and food for each client really is evident. Plus, they love a challenge and love being able to create on-of a kind-dishes for their clients! How amazing is that?
Take a look below at for some photos of the dishes we tried!
Upon arrival, we were greeted with these little beauties! How adorable are these? We Loved the personalized AK Tag. They were even yummier inside than what they looked on the outside :)
Personalized Menu and all-- we couldn't wait to try all the deliciousness that was waiting for us! My favorite Hors d'Oeuvres was the Tiny Thai Tuna Taco with spicy Avocado Puree. So many fantastic textures in one bite, I couldn't stop at one!
So many of my favorite things in this Roasted Gold Beet, Burrata and Arugula Salad. Perfect way to start the meal.
Definitely one of my favorite Entree's! (The other was Grilled Fillet; equally as mouth watering) This is Global's Grilled Vegetable Tamale, with Roasted Butternut Squash and Tomatillo. Topped with Radish and Frisee Salad, it was beyond words. Plus, the presentation? Loved that it was wrapped neatly in its corn husk with a fun knot.
Dessert has always been/will always be my favorite part of a meal. I always joke that no matter how much I eat for dinner, I can always find room in my stomach for something sweet. Especially with this plate that greeted me? With a glass of bubbly, caramelized banana cream with caramel glaze and sesame nougat, a lychee macaron and a shooter ? I didn't know where to begin. My favorite was the lychee macaron, I had no idea that such a combination could/did exist!
We want to say a big Thank You again for Jessica and the team at Global who hosted us. We left with happy bellies and even happier smiles. We cannot recommend them more and cannot wait for more opportunities to work with them!
Happy Eating! :)