Rental Pros Sound Off: Do You Match the Desperate Client’s Lowball Bid?

A Facebook post about a bridal client who initially turned down a “too expensive” vendor only to return at the last minute in desperation—and asking for the same lowball price the failed vendor promised….read more

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It’s Always a Good Time for Tequila

Available in dozens of formulations and a plethora of distinctive bottles, tequila is the signature spirit of Mexico. Distilled from the blue agave plant, the longer it’s aged, the smoother and more oaky it becomes. Raise a glass!

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How to Select the Best Tequila

When it comes to choosing between tequilas, the selection can be overwhelming. Confronted with a dizzying array of bottles in all shapes, sizes, and colors, it may seem impossible to know where to begin, let alone how to separate good from bad. Luckily, the keys to quality tequila come down to knowing a few words en Español.

Agave Azul

Spanish for blue, well, agave, this is what makes tequila. One indication of tequila quality is its blue agave content. Cheaper distillations often substitute sugar water or other plant syrups. Look for 100% blue agave on the label.

Blanco

Meaning “white” in Spanish, blanco is the clear tequila that is most common. It is aged less than two months and has a far less refined flavor. This type of tequila is also known as silver.

Reposado

Spanish for “rested,” reposado tequila is aged in oak barrels for up to a year, for a more mellow taste.

Añejo

Spanish for “aged,” this variety is where you find premium, sipping tequilas. Añejotequila is aged between one and three years, developing a much smoother quality and a pronounced, oaky finish.

Now that you have a handle on the lingo, it’s time to put your knowledge to the test. Click here to check out a great tequila bar in Mountain View!

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Creating Mouthwatering Food Dishes For Your Party

When throwing a celebration, you want to make sure your food dishes are carefully prepared and appealing to the eye. Caterers are skilled at food preparation, imbuing each dish with an appetizing appearance.

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Why Choosing the Perfect Chef for Your Catering Matters

Are you planning your dream wedding but unsure of what to serve your guests? What about your sister’s college graduation party? Do you know what special dishes to order? All these questions and more can be answered when you hire the right chef for your event. Here are three reasons to take your time and search for the perfect catering chef.

One of the most important factors in choosing a chef is the relationship you form. Hiring someone to prepare the food for your nuptials or a graduation celebration takes trust and understanding. If your chef identifies with your every need, you and your guests will enjoy the highest quality food that reflects your tastes.

Choosing the right chef also matters when you are working within a budget. Any chef that understands your price point will be an asset to your bank account. It is also important to find the chef that is excited to help you find dishes and beverages of exceptional flavor within your finances.

Have you thought about your guests that may have food allergies? Your chef’s ability to cater to all your guests is imperative along with creating personal dishes for your guest with Celiac or a shellfish allergy.

Finding the perfect chef for your next event may take some time. If you want to find a catering chef in San Diego, visit this website.

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Celebrate an Engagement With a Mexican Fiesta

These plans for a Mexican bridal shower are filled with flavorful dishes, exotic drinks and fantastic bridal shower games for that feisty bride-to-be. Afterwards, all the ladies may need a siesta!.

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Five Amazing Appetizers for Your Wedding

Your venue is booked and your decadent wedding cake is ready to be baked. Now, what do you serve your guests? If you are swimming in wedding menus, take a look at these five amazing wedding appetizers.

A classic side dish, this filling appetizer goes miniature when baked with baby Yukon gold or red potatoes. Stuffed with the toppings of your choice, these can reflect you and your fiancé’s favorite flavors.

Your wedding guests will be salivating over these rich, creamy and elegant bites of macaroni cheese topped with freshly steamed lobster. Spooned onto light crackers or slices of baguettes, this dish is sure to please until the last morsel is gone.

Dried dates are the perfect vessel for holding the harmonious combination of cheese and nuts. Classic toppings are goat cheese or feta topped with single almonds or hazelnuts.

A gluten and dairy free appetizer, quinoa stuffed button mushrooms are a unique dish full of hearty flavor. Seasoned with a white wine sauce, these delectable bites are quite a treat.

A sweet way to dazzle your guests’ taste buds, these mini crepes topped with fresh berries and fruit syrups will be a hit with the sweet tooth crowd.

If you are ready to start planning your menu, get a hold of your local chef! To talk with a wedding caterer in San Diego, visit this website.

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