Tuesday, September 15, 2009

East West Studios

On September 3rd, I had the pleasure of catering a fabulous event for East West Studios located in Hollywood, Ca. This remarkable studio was designed by Philippe Starck, the genius behind SBE's Katsuya and SLS Hotel. If you haven't had a chance to visit these wonderful establishments, you are in for a treat! The studio, formally known as Cello Studios, was used the the likes of Frank Sinatra, The Beach Boys, Madonna, and many more. It is the only studio in the world to offer recording,editing, software development, marketing, and distribution under one roof. The studio has a grand lobby, VIP guest suite, a few artist lounges and a state of the art artist kitchen which I had the luxury of cooking from. The event was for Universal Music Group and was to introduce the newly designed studio to their exec's and A&R reps. The menu consisted of mini Kobe beef burgers, brie cheese and brandied pears in phyllo cups with slivered almonds, chicken satay w/spicy peanut sauce, portobello mushroom & cheese turnovers and Vegan mini red velvet cupcakes. My vegan pastry Chef Harris Samuels outdid himself with these little bundles of love! The crowd was energetic and the energy was flowing. Everyone loved the food especially the mini burgers and baked brie and brandied pears in phyllo cups! My servers made their way thru the crowd coming back frequently with empty trays. The guests sipped on cocktails provided by my friend at Red Bull, thanks Carlos! While I'm at it I want to thank my fabulous staff, Chef Ameera can't do what she does without you! As the evening came to a close, I made my way upstairs to the cabana and was thanked by East West Studios for an amazing event. We are now in the midst of planning a few more events including a fabulous affair for the Grammy's....Stay tuned