All photos courtesy Shae Huth (Gameday) and the caterer except where noted
Perched on the edge of Mt. Adams, celestial Cincinnati panoramas combined with impeccable cuisine, all to reward attendees of the Leading Caterers of America Executive Summit, in November 2022. It was a three-course plated meal to impress, with passed appetizers to begin, and wine pairings throughout that delighted with their surprising companionship.
With a 25-foot ceiling, incredible crystal chandelier, 18-foot bar, and natural parquet flooring, one might think that food would take second place to the venue. Not so! Venue and cuisine went toe-to-toe, sparring for attention and in the end, it was declared a “no contest” match—or should we say it was a double knockout? Here’s a look at this tremendous evening and its matching menu from Funky's Catering Events (soon to be DelightMore).
As guests in their best finery arrived, an ultra-premium open bar awaited, and a palate quenching Altun Rosé Rioja (waitstaff passed) was paired with passed appetizers and a large fruit, cheese, and charcuterie display. Very few tables were reserved, allowing guests to choose their tablemates.
Time to be seated!
Red florals and gold table accents added to the luxe experience. The music was classic and kept low so that conversation was not impeded. Service was efficient and friendly, attentive, and well appointed. While many guests were surprised to see a red wine paired with a second course of sea bass and steamed mussels, the pairing proved to be spot on.