Thursday, April 26, 2012

Community Love

During their college years, Standard Authority printers Daniel and Chelsea worked together at a small bistro café called the French Bear in the northern Willamette Valley region of Oregon. At 'The Bear,' they developed a great love for honest and good-hearted cooking, embracing not just the fundamentals of a good culinary technique, but the beautiful sense of togetherness that can result from a great meal. The dynamic couple hope to see Standard Authority grow into a publishing and print operation to marry their love of design with the food and beverage community.

This beautiful spread immediately caught my eye because Daniel and Chelsea are such attentive and creative hosts. The rustic feel of the event was elevated by their great attention to detail in both the menu and signage. Chelsea designed and printed the napkins and menus before whipping up a simple, yet elegant feast of sea salt and pepper crackers, cedar grilled salmon and hollandaise sauce with grilled spring asparagus. For dessert, an incredibly refreshing coconut milk panna cotta with blood orange simple syrup, that's also vegan and gluten-free. Daniel manned the bar and shook up two delicious classic cocktails: a variation on La Floridita with light rum, Maraschino liqueur, fresh lime juice and agave syrup, and the Deep Sea Diver of citrus vodka, a squeeze of fresh lime, the same sweet blood orange syrup that brightened up the dessert, and a splash of cherry liqueur. It all came together with the help of Kimberly Brandt of Billede Design and was beautifully captured by the talented Sara Gray. All recipes can be found in the Spring 2012 issue of The Violet.


Julie Khuu said...

Looks like such a splendid event...warm and cozy, such a gorgeous springtop...great inspiration...totally pinning this!

I’m hosting 5 days of GIVEAWAYS with 5 chances to WIN in honor of my blog’s 2year anniversary! Would love for you to stop by and check it out!

Peace. Love. LOL!


Christie said...

I want to jump through the photographs and be there!