Looking to incorporate a Mexi-Cali theme for your next special event? Check out some of our favorite Mexican inspired dishes & some of our favorite signature cocktails.
Here are some delicious dual plated entrée’s that are taste bud tested and approved by the Abbey Catering & Event Design. These dishes are a few of our many favorites, but what makes them truly unique is their compatibility when paired with some of our signature cocktails; these drinks are promised to accentuate and compliment both the natural flavor and texture of the cuisine, while staying true to their Latin inspiration.
1. Chargrilled Flank Steak topped with Homestyle Chimichurri & Achiote Seared Chicken coupled with Roasted Tomatillo with Spicy Corn Salsa & Herb Infused Black Bean Puree.
2. Pulled Short Rib & Chicken Mole accompanied by Sauteed Cumin Spiced Red Bell Pepper and Red Onion & Tomato infused Rice.
3. Baja seasoned Mahi Mahi & Chipotle with Fresh Oregeno sliced Pork Tenderloin paired with authentic Southern Style Red Rice, with a dollop of our Signature Mango Salsa.
1.The Paloma is a classic South American cocktail widely considered to be the most popular cocktail across all of Latin America! Composed of, 100% Agave Tequila – Grapefruit – Fresh Lime Juice – Splash of Club Soda. Is sure to please even the most stalwart party guests!
2.Red and White Sangeria: Sangria, another popular beverage, has many interpretations. Our take on Sangria combines both flavor and class that wine and cognac fans will love! Premium Red Wine – Seasonal Fresh Fruit – Splash of Gran Marnier.
3. Tequila Sunrise:The Tequila Sunrise is a local favorite and for good reason, made from 100% Agave Tequila made with Crème de Cassis – Lime Juice – Soda Water- & a Fresh Orange Slice as garnish. The Tequila Sunrise wins best in show.
Stay tuned for the next batch of new and exciting menu creations from the Abbey Catering & Event Design
When planning your San Diego Catering event be sure to check out our full range of menu selections!
Are you just starting out on your wedding planning adventure but you don’t know where to start? Are you trying to figure out what a good value is for the location of your ceremony and reception? How about for the food, bar, flowers, entertainment, photography? Then of course, there’s the rings, attire and the honeymoon.
All of this can be quite overwhelming for a newly engaged couple. Who do you enlist for help, your best friend that loves to plan the most amazing birthday parties? Your sister who is the DIY queen? Or do you take on the task yourself as a part-time job?
The real question is which one of you is a venue expert to guide you towards perfect venue to match your vision and budget. And which one of you has the time to research everything you need to know about each venue? How late can you go? How many hours can you have the venue to allow for set-up, event time and break down? How about noise restrictions; alcohol restrictions; vendor restrictions; catering restrictions; parking restrictions; permits; licenses; insurance and more?!
If you, or a friend or family member is helping plan the whole thing, who is going to step back behind the scenes during the ceremony, reception and dinner to make sure everything goes according to plan or to resolve any hiccups (and they will happen) without notice.
The average cost for a wedding in San Diego is just under $38,000. The ceremony and reception alone approximates 50% of the total cost; another 25% for flowers, entertainment and photography and the final 25% for rings, attire, stationery, etc. The honeymoon is a whole other story.
Okay now we have a stating point but still, how do you go about researching all the vendors, find the best for the best value and bring everybody on the same page?
Simple! The Abbey Catering & Event Design. The Abbey is five-star and world renowned for their savory catering, top-notch vendors and expert wedding planners. The Abbey professionally manages and is headquartered at the historic Cuvier Club located in the downtown village of prestigious La Jolla, across the street from St. James by-the-Sea Episcopal Church and three blocks away from the breathtaking cliff-side Cuvier Park also known as The Wedding Bowl. In addition to the Cuvier Club, they own and operate a newly renovated venue called The Downtown Abbey which comes furnished with rustic farm tables and cross back chairs and quaint wine barrel potted olive trees.
Nothing holds more promise for the future quite like a wedding. And when that wedding ceremony has a backdrop like the glittering waters of the Pacific Ocean and San Diego Bay separated by stately Coronado Island, that union of families looks even more hopeful!
This amazing and often overlooked building has multiple spaces suitable for a variety of special events, but weddings are the most special, especially on weekends. The Shiley Special Events Suite perched at the top of the San Diego Central Library boasts soaring floor to ceiling windows on 3 sides of the main event space, lush carpeting and state of the art dimmable lighting. The ample space allows for plenty of room for moderate sized guest lists, but the offset layout of the room permits ample space for larger parties of over 200 celebrants.
The Epstein Bayview Terrace is a wonderful option as a Wedding Ceremony site with it’s Southern views of San Diego Bay and built-in viewfinders. Just off the main Bayview terrace is a dramatic fenced outcropping over the exposed exterior structure of the building, offering one of the most unique bride and groom photo opportunities in the area!
Coming back through the main dining space leads to the picturesque Woods Family Sunset View Terrace. This larger outdoor space is simply perfect for cocktail hour, with a built-in roll-up service window that is wonderful for Bar Setups or Non-Alcoholic Infused Water Stations. The included unique square belly bars allow for guests to set beverages down, as photo opportunities abound! As the name suggests, this lengthy terrace offers fantastic sunset photos, and many guests thoroughly enjoy taking advantage! They may even be treated to the wholesome sights and sounds of a San Diego Padres home game, or serenaded by a concert at nearby Petco Park! For a truly dramatic moment, many Saturday evenings feature fireworks in the later hours – and the views from the Sunset Terrace and Main Room are spectacular!
Once the main reception gets under way for dinner, the advantages of the larger layout quickly becomes clear – no need for breaking down tables to make room for the dance floor, or packing tables in just a bit too close for comfort. Indeed – even accommodating multiple action food stations, cake table and coffee bar is no problem!
When the lights go down and the dance floor heats up, the cityscape of the San Diego bayfront and lights of the nearby famous Gaslamp Quarter illuminate your guests with a truly memorable reception experience. Treat yourself to a one-of-a-kind wedding experience! The proximity of local dancingl establishments makes continuing the party after-hours a breeze. For a truly unique after-party, inquire with The Abbey Catering about hosting a private after-hours party just minutes from the Library in a brand-new private rental-only club until 2:00am!
The adjacent conference room provides a secure and elegant space for a Bridal Suite for on-site hair, makeup and wardrobe preparations, if needed. Complete with attached restroom, privacy shades and cushy chairs, the space has everything you could need for your wedding preparations!
The variety of spaces and amenities for your guests make weddings with The Abbey Catering at the New Central Library truly unique in San Diego – from breathtaking views to elegant lines, this space is truly one of a kind!