Top Three Moments at SOBEWFF with Chef David Schwadron Cuisine & Event Design

Top Three Moments at SOBEWFF with Chef David Schwadron Cuisine & Event Design

For the 17th year in a row, South Beach Wine and Food Festival (popularly known as #SOBEWFF) has exemplified nothing less than being a gourmet extravaganza! With 80° weather all weekend long, mixed with the Art Deco vibes of South Beach, it is easy to see how #SOBEWFF has transformed South Florida into a food-lovers’ paradise. Checkout three of our top moments from this year’s #SOBEWFF:

1.      Dewar’s Traveling Tiny House

Dewar’s Scotch Whiskey prides themselves on their premium, unique blends; which makes them one of the top-selling blended Scotches in the United States! For the second year in a row, Chef David Cuisine & Event Design has had the privilege to be a part of Dewar’s unique “Traveling House” experience. This concept was first created by Tommy Dewar; who had an eccentric passion for traveling & journaling while promoting Dewar’s Scotch Whiskey across the world. This same love and passionate energy to share the brand’s unique Scotch Whiskey still lives in the company today, and this is how the traveling house concept was created! Built by "Tiny House Nation" themselves, this little wooden box packed a whole heap of flavor when we were done with it! Our favorite cocktail was the Nitrogen Penne-Chillin! Amazing!

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2.      Scotch Egg Club

If sharing scotch whiskey from a traveling wooden house wasn’t quirky enough, Dewar’s then created the “#ScotchEggClub”. A social media movement that lets scotch whiskey lovers everywhere interact and connect while also following the famous traveling house! “Why an egg club?”, you may ask. Besides being a travel fanatic, journalist, & legendary whisky magnate, Tommy Dewar was also a diligent and world respected chicken breeder. Dewar’s Scotch Egg Club brings his two original passions of the company to life with a series of events, bar residencies, and pop ups. Tommy’s quirkiness & wit is exemplified in a variety of games, entertainment, and Dewar’s whiskies!

3.      Collaboration with Michael Voltaggio: Top Chef Season 6 WINNER!!

This year, Chef David Schwardon Cuisine & Event Design had the privilege to work with Michael Voltaggio, winner of Bravo TV Network’s most famous cooking competition reality show ‘Top Chef’. Since winning Top Chef, Voltaggio has opened restaurants across the nation such as ‘Ink.Well’ in Los Angles and the upcoming ‘Monger’ in Miami. This year at #SOBEWFF, Voltaggio decided to redesign the traditional “Scotch Egg” and dress it up with a Miami flair.

What even IS a “Scotch Egg”??

A traditional Scotch egg is a go-to bar food, popular in the United Kingdom. It is composed of a hard-boiled egg wrapped in sausage meat, coated in bread crumbs, and then baked or deep-fried. Not exactly a diet food, but most definitely a great snack after having one too many scotch shots (yikes!). However, Voltaggio’s Art Deco twist transformed this dish to a snack you could not resist!

A hard-boiled egg, pickled in beet juice gave this snack a pink Miami Vice makeover; making some guests believe that it was actually a candy! It was then crusted and deep-friend with shrimp sausage & blue corn tortilla chips. Topped off with saffron sour cream and salmon roe, this treat became such a hit that we served over 6,000 portions!

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Keep up with our on-going adventures and food creations on our social media handles below!

Rainy Day Wedding Tips

Rainy Day Wedding Tips

Planning a wedding can take months but the hours leading up to the wedding are always the most critical, particularly when it comes to set up. Everyone hopes for a sunny day with clear skies; however, for a wedding in Florida, the notion of rain is not 100% out of the picture as this tropical setting is notorious for unexpected showers. In situations like these, it is all about backup plans to the backup plan. In order to best prepare for potential rain, make sure to read in to be set for your wedding day.

7 Cocktails for Your Memorial Day Party

7 Cocktails for Your Memorial Day Party

Setting the stage for the summer season, Memorial Day is the perfect time to spend time at the beach with a picnic or with your family in the backyard. With any celebration, you will want to make sure food and drinks don’t run low. Be sure to make everyone happy with the following drinks. 

If you’re looking to have your Memorial Day party set with a more stress free approach, reach out to the team at Chef David Cuisine in order to get a customized design and menu set up for you.

Tips to Throwing a Memorial Day Party

Tips to Throwing a Memorial Day Party

Memorial Day is around the corner and marks the beginning of the summer season. Nothing paints the picture of summer better than an outdoor barbecue spent with close friends, great weather and a refreshing drink in hand. Read more to find out some tips to help you plan a fun filled Memorial Day party from themed food to décor plan.

Important Wedding Planning Decisions to Get Ready for the Big Day

Important Wedding Planning Decisions to Get Ready for the Big Day

It’s that time of year again; engagement season is in full bloom. Getting engaged is an exciting time; once you are ready to start planning the big day, here is how to get started. 

In planning for the big day, make a list based on the following article and decide on the must-haves, the would-like-to-haves and the wish-list. As time goes on, everything will fall into place! For help with everything from design to décor to food, reach out here and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram .

 

What is Slow Food?

What is Slow Food?

We love to take part in local events and provide the utmost level of quality to our clients. Chef David Catering takes pride in following the Slow Food mantra of good, clean and fair food.

One question we get often is what is slow food? Carlo Petrini and a group of activists spearheaded slow Food as an alternative to fast food in the 1980s. A snail was chosen as the symbol for this movement as it moves slowly as it eats its way through life. Today, Slow Food is a global movement involving many chapters, including Miami, and millions of people in over 160 countries.

What is Bibimbap?

What is Bibimbap?

Bibimbaps are nothing new in Korean cuisine but have recently taken the spotlight of food trends. Our clients love having them as part of a station for their event or meeting. Part of their appeal, aside from fusion of flavor, is the endless variations to this dish and each one is just as good as the next.

Bibimbap translates to mixed rice with meat and assorted vegetables. The bowl starts with a base of warm bamboo rice and is topped with namul, sautéed and seasoned vegetables. Vegetables layered in usually include julienned cucumber, zucchini, mushrooms, spinach, carrot and soybean sprouts. Egg and some form of protein are common additions. For visual appeal, the vegetables are often placed so adjacent colors complement each other. Not only is it a site to see but the dish is a fun mix of texture and flavor; at one point you can get a crunch from the veggies, smooth and runny from the egg, and soft from the rice.

Questions to Ask in Order to Plan Successful Events in Miami

Questions to Ask in Order to Plan Successful Events in Miami

When organizing an event, big or small, there are many important decisions to make. In most cases, food choices lie at the center of any special occasion or event. In order to remove the stress, the right caterer will make the difference for your big day.  Click through to see the compiled list of important questions to ask in order to plan a successful event.

10 Spring Dishes to Kickstart the Season

10 Spring Dishes to Kickstart the Season

Nothing tastes better than the first bite of spring.  As we prepare for this week’s Freshest Night Out, we put together a list of some of our favorite finds of veggies and fruit recipes that are in season.

Join Us at Slow Food Miami's Freshest Night Out

Join Us at Slow Food Miami's Freshest Night Out

In just under two weeks, Slow Food Miami will celebrate its 6th annual Snail of Approval Tasting Party. 30 chefs, including our very own Aaron Dreilinger, will be part of this wonderful event whose proceeds go toward programming for edible school garden installations and education.

This year, Slow Foodies will unite to rate and eat the best bites in South Florida on Friday, March 24th from 7 to 10 p.m., at The Nobu EdenRoc on Miami Beach. We hope to see you there.  Tickets go for $85. All proceeds go toward grants and programming for school garden installations and education.

Plancha Octopus with Spiced Chickpeas and Citrus Relish

It may seem formidable to cook octopus, but one may be surprised at how easy it is to tackle at home.  Chef Aaron sat down with us to shed light on his best tips for a successful outcome, every time.

“I love this recipe because it is timeless and beautiful. Something about the simplicity of octopus makes for beautiful staging and appeals to so many people. I often find people surprised to realize just how much they enjoy this sometimes-intimidating protein.”

When Serviceware is your Thing...

We invited some of the greatest in the industry to join us in a team photoshoot to kick-off what we call "Chef David 2.0". By the greatest, I mean Owner and Founder Katie Blineau from Unearthed Vintage and Owner and Founder Julia Rohde from Julia Rohde Designs. With all serviceware from New-to-Miami Events on the Loose and linens from Over the Top, Inc., we were able to put together something really beautiful. It was fun, creative, and exactly the style our Event Designers are feeling these days.