Category Archives: Catering

De~Light Your Senses Take Two

The Scoular Ballroom, along with Fade-Up Design GroupImage Entertainment, Omaha Musicians Live, Attitude on Food, MAK Images Photography, Creative Fleurs, Paramount Parking, AAA Rents & Event Services, and DSY Invitations, hosted one of the most epic dining events that Omaha has ever witnessed.

Thanks to MAK Images Photography for capturing these amazing images and time lapse video of our entire event from set-up to completion! Enjoy!

De~Light Your Senses-A Dining Experience Unlike Any Other

When creatives collaborate, dreams come true! Back in the fall of 2016, we had a light bulb moment while speaking with our catering partner Attitude on Food. Attitude on Food had always wanted to host an epic event in our historic ballroom. We toyed around with a variety of ideas, but nothing ever seemed quite right. It wasn’t until Nathan Newhouse and Melissa Tibben started brainstorming with their creative staff and culinary team that an idea slowly became a spark that would eventually light a flame within each of us. This flame became our burning passion; our dreams come to realization.

We wanted this event to revival something that you could only witness in Las Vegas or New York. If we were going to commit to something, it had to be epic. If guests didn’t leave with their minds blown and their jaws hanging on the floor, it wasn’t done right.

After much discussion, Attitude on Food and the Scoular Ballroom decided we needed to bring in a team of creative minds; people whose execution would match our vision. In time, a team was assembled and after months and months of planning, our collective vision became an amazing night full of culinary surprises and delightful entertainment.

Sixty guests enjoyed a five course meal prepared by Attitude on Food that featured edible flowers and dirt, lighting clams on fire, and a deconstructed fruit cake (just to name a few). Each course was paired with a craft cocktail also prepared by Attitude on Food. The entertainment for the evening included an energetic band, DJ, tap dancers, baton twirlers and so much more that was provided by Omaha Musicians Live and Image Entertainment.

A special shoutout to the following vendors for showcasing their fabulous skills:

Fade Up Design Group  (Lighting)

Image Entertainment (DJ and emcee)

Omaha Musicians Live (Entertainment coordination)

Creative Fleurs (Flowers and decor)

AAA Rents & Event Services  (Rental items including linens, glassware, flatware, china, tables and bar stools)

DSY Invitations (Invitations)

Attitude on Food (Food, cocktails and event coordination)

Scoular Ballroom (Venue and event coordination)

Paramount Parking (Valet services)

MAK Images Photography (Photography and video)

Here’s a snippet from the night…Stay tuned for professional photos and video in the coming weeks!

*Photos by Theresa Farrage 

Cocktail of the Month: “We Wish We Were Poolside” Watermelon Raspberry Granita

It’s hard to believe that today marks the beginning of October; the first full official month of autumn. The leaves may be falling along with the temperatures, but we’re still craving one last day where we can pretend that poolside parties are within reach. Thanks to the creative minds over at Attitude on Food for this refreshing beverage.

Ingredients: 

1 pint raspberries

½ c sugar

4 c seedless watermelon

¼ c raspberry vodka

Directions: 

Simmer raspberries, sugar, & ¼ c water in a small saucepan over medium heat for about 6 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Strain raspberry mixture through a fine-mesh sieve to remove seeds & cool.

Puree watermelon cubes, & strain through a fine-mesh sieve .  Combine with raspberry mixture, add ¼ cup vodka—mix thoroughly.

Pour mixture in 8×8 glass or stainless steel baking dish.

Freeze until ice crystals begin forming, approximately 45 minutes.  Use fork to scrape crystals to center of dish.  Continue freezing, scraping periodically, until frozen.

Optional:  Rim serving dish with salt.  Like eating a slice of watermelon with salt!

 

 

Cocktail of the Month: Let’s Flamingle

We are not ready to let summer fade into autumn just yet. Thanks to the fabulous mixologist at Attitude on Food, there’s one more “must drink” beverage that’s sure to quench your summertime thirst this Labor Day Weekend. Ready, set, let’s flamingle!

Ingredients:

½ c pineapple juice

¼ c orange juice

1/8 c cranberry juice

1/8 c coconut milk

Generous splash of grenadine

Directions:

Combine ingredients in blender and mix well.  Garnish with cherries, serve over ice. Sip through a fancy straw.

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Signature Cocktail of the Month: Limoncello Lavender Martini

Looking for a refreshing cocktail to keep you cool this summer? Why not try a limoncello lavender martini mixed by the experts at Attitude on Food.

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 Ingredients:

1 shot of gin

.5 shot of limoncello

½ capful of dry vermouth

Tsp of lavender buds

3 basil leaves

Tbs of lemon juice

 Directions:

Muddle the lavender and basil leaves in the lemon juice in a martini shaker.

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Fill shaker with ice, add all liquors. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds.

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Strain into chilled, sugar-rimmed martini glass.

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Drink up!

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Warm Breezes and Sunset Floats

Summertime is officially here! It’s time to lounge poolside and enjoy the beautiful warm weather. While you’re catching summer breezes, don’t forget to stay cool by sipping this delicious sunset float! A special shout out goes to the talented staff at Attitude on Food for mixing up this summer concoction!

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Ingredients:

Grenadine

Ginger Beer

Mango Sorbet

Lemon Sorbet

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Directions: 

Drizzle grenadine into the bottom of a glass.  Pour in ginger beer, add sorbet, and viola! You have an easy, breezy summertime cocktail!

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Cocktail of the Month: Red Velvet Delight

Cupcakes, cakes, and cookies…Oh my! With wedding season in full swing, we have cake on our brains. Today’s cocktail, mixed by Attitude on Food, reminds us of our favorite cake flavor: Red velvet! Yum!

All you need is:

1 oz kahlua

1 oz Chambord raspberry liqueur

1 oz heavy cream


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Directions:

Pour ingredients into shaker filled with ice.  Shake briefly, but vigorously, and strain into chilled martini glass.  Garnish with fresh berries—yum!

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Please remember to drink responsibly at weddings and events.

Cocktail of the Month: Strawberry Shaken Not Stirred

Spring is in full bloom and warmer weather is here! To keep cool on these spring days, try a refreshing strawberry cocktail mixed by the professionals at Attitude on Food!

Ingredients:

½ strawberry

¼ lime

¼ lemon

3-4 fresh basil leaves

2 oz spiced rum

1 oz St.-Germain elderflower liqueur

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 Directions:

In a shaker, gently muddle strawberry, lime, lemon, basil—careful not to tear basil.  Fill shaker with ice and add liquors.  Gently shake and strain into iced glass.  Garnish with half strawberry.  Enjoy!

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Cocktail of the Month: Blood Orange Fizz

If green beer isn’t your thing, we have a cocktail that’s sure to wet your whistle in the month of March. Check out this deliciously refreshing blood orange fizz created by Attitude on Food.

Ingredients:

  • Ginger ale
  • Bourbon
  • Blood orange juice
  • Ice

 

Directions:

Juice a few blood oranges until you have ¼ cup of blood orange juice

Mix ¼ cup of blood orange juice with one shot of bourbon

Top off with ginger ale, stir, and serve over ice garnished with an orange twist

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