Hungry for foods made with coconut, passion fruit, pineapple and guava? The new Wolfgang Puck Catering menu, entitled “To Summer with Love,” is destined to please your palate. The carefully-curated selections are so tempting that if you aren’t already planning a summer soiree, you’ll want to add one to the calendar.
Among the highlights: Tray-passed hors d’oeuvre like crispy pork belly and lobster with pickled mango on a plantain chip; small plates of Hamachi crudo with blackened citrus and puffed sushi rice; and family-style dishes of grilled watermelon and asparagus salad with white balsamic dressing and basil caviar, coffee rubbed chicken roasted in banana leaf, and tea leaf wrapped and grilled salmon with citrus ginger glaze. Desserts include mini rum pineapple upside down cake, peach melba panna cotta parfait, sour cherry mousse cake, and mango kulfi.
If you like, the catering team will set up live action stations where chefs prepare food before your eyes. At the Wolfgang Puck Wok Stir Fry Station, guests can expect delicacies like stir fried coconut rice with heirloom vegetables and aromatic herbs, pork and shrimp stir fry with passion fruit glaze, and beef and snap peas on green papaya salad. The Over the Coals station menu features coal roasted “Kalua” pork steamed buns among other dishes, while the All That, And Dim Sum station offers bite-sized foods such as crispy shrimp balls, dumplings and Kalua pork steamed buns.
The cocktail menu is just as mouthwatering, with specialty drinks like a Caribbean old fashioned, a summer G&T that includes lavender syrup and elderflower liqueur, and a strawberry-rhubarb rickey, among other refreshing options. Watch a bartender make the strawberry-rhubarb rickey below. Inspired to try it at home? Post a pic on Instagram, and tag @wpcatering and #ToSummerWithLove.
The summer menu is available at all Wolfgang Puck Catering locations, and they can also bring it to you. Two of their event spaces are currently running specials. The Terrace at L.A. Live is offering 10% off in honor of its tenth anniversary, as well as a complimentary champagne bar upgrade or sweet treat takeaway. Another downtown location, City Market Social House, is offering 50% off venue rental through September 30, and 25% off for bookings between October 1 and December 31, 2018, which includes complimentary seasonal craft cocktails.