Holiday Menu: Kent Rathbun

Friday, November 30, 2012

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Today we continue where we left off Thursday with more delicious goodness from Kent Rathbun (Click here for yesterdays recipes and an overview of this national favorite.)  This savory menu ensures friends and family eat, drink, and be merry this holiday season with a mix of traditional recipes with Kent's Southern spin. Pecan pie is a favorite around here - we can't wait to try this Sweet Potato - Maple Pecan Pie.

 Serve it up: Maple Leaf Charger, Mahogany Rose  China Collection, Gold Leaf Salad Plate, all P.O.S.H. Couture Rentals. 
Learn more about Kent Rathbun, including his catering and restaurants by clicking here. For a PDF of this recipe, please email
Check out the other chefs in our holiday cooking series:
Brian C. Lescher from the Grape. Part 1 and Part 2
Cassandra Fine Catering holiday menu

Holiday Menu: Kent Rathbun

Thursday, November 29, 2012

If you’re in the Dallas area, you know first-hand the perfect preparation and savory taste of a Kent Rathbun feast. From his big D beginnings at The Mansion on Turtle Creek and the Landmark Restaurant to the award-winning Abacus and Jasper’s, Rathbun has proven his signature blend of flavors are the pinnacle of world-class dining and five-star restaurants. Just a few of his accolades include: Bon Appetit’s Best of the Year, “One of the Top Meals Around the World” by USA Today, “Top Pick” and “Best Chef” by D Magazine, and recognition and features in publications like Elle, Southern Living, Veranda, and Texas Monthly. With an introduction like that, we’d be crazy not to include him in our chef series for holiday entertaining. We love his catering, but we thought it would be fun to share a few of his scrumptious recipes with you. 

First up, a holiday libation featured in our new Hot Toddy glassware. Plus, a truly Southern-inspired take on stuffing with Rathbun’s Charred Corn-Jalepeno Jack Stuffing. Let the mouth-watering begin. 

Serve it up:

Peppermint Patty - The Hot Toddy served on the Gold Beaded B&B Charger, P.O.S.H. Couture Rentals / Grape Metallic Weave linen from Resource One, exclusively at P.O.S.H.
Stuffing - Simply Platinum catering bowl, P.O.S.H.  Couture Rentals.

Learn more about Kent Rathbun, including his catering and restaurants by clicking here. For a PDF of this recipe, please email

Check out the other chefs in our holiday cooking series:
Brian C. Lescher from the Grape. Part 1 and Part 2
Cassandra Fine Catering holiday menu

Wedding Roundup: Mayfield Wedding

Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Working with  DFW Events never fails to produce a brilliant ceremony and event to remember. We loved every bit of the gorgeous wedding photographed by Andrea Polito Photography, who captured the beauty and grace of the big day. Here are a few of our favorite decor shots, with many more found on DFW Events website here.

 One: Gold Chiavari Chairs with Ivory Cushions / White Shantung with Gold Floral Beaded Tulle Overlay / White Hemstitch Linen Napkins / Gold Florentine Charger / Gold Floral Lace Goblet / Royal Scroll Glassware / Gold Scroll Dinner Plate / Elise Cut Champagne Glassware, all from P.O.S.H. Couture Rentals
2. An overview of the room.
3. Gold Floral Beaded Tulle Overlay for the cake table / Ivory Chiavari Chairs with Ivory Tufted Cushions  from P.O.S.H. Couture Rentals
4.  Treats and greets for the guests.

Full list of Vendors:
Venue: Private Residence
Ceremony Musicians: Gyros String Quartet
Photographer: Andrea Polito Photography
Videographer: Elle Films
Design/Decor/Build: Stage Works USA
Tent: Sandone Productions
Florist: The Garden Gate 214.220.1272
Lighting: Beyond
Linens/Rentals: Posh Couture Rentals and Ducky Bob’s
Catering: Food Glorious Food
Cakes: Dallas Affaires Cake Co.
Food Truck: Ruthie’s Rolling Cafe
Band: Professor D, Absolute Entertainment
Valet: Jack Boles Valet
Get-a-Way Car: Romantic Remembrances
Hair/Makeup: Mo Bowers
Coordination: DFW Events 214.505.9142 / Lead Coordinators: Hannah Kohler and Mary-Frances Hurt

Tabletop Tuesday: Blue Winter

Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Today actually feels like Winter is nearing - no small feat for Texas, even this close to December. With the air crisp and Christmas lights up around town, we're getting in the mood for fun, fur-wearing weather. Going through tabletops for today's post, we found this gorgeous tabletop from the NACE 2012 Tabletop Competition designed by the phenomenal Branching Out team led by Debby Jewesson. It's nearly a tabletop that transcends seasons - the bright colors can transition to spring or be just the right amount of blue for a winter tablescape. With Elvis' "Blue Christmas" playing in the background, it's certainly the perfect backdrop for a lively holiday party. We can't get enough of Debby's designs, and we're sure you'll feel the same way. Think of this as an early Christmas present. Enjoy!

Rentals: P.O.S.H. Couture Rentals / Floral and Table Design: Debby Jewesson at Branching Out Floral & Event Design

1. Get the look with P.O.S.H. Couture Rentals: Gold Dynasty 24K Flatware / Gold Rim Glass Charger / Barcelona Gold Dinner Plate / Gold Leaf Salad Plate / Gold Bead B&B Charger / Blue Martini Compote / Royal Gold Glassware / Turquoise Satin Linen.
2. Details from the creative minds of Branching Out Floral & Event Design.
3. Louis Ghost Chair from Kartell, Resource One, exclusively at P.O.S.H. Couture Rentals. Floral treatments by Debby Jewesson.

Toast: Texas Discovery Gardens

Monday, November 26, 2012
'Tis the season to be jolly...and give back. P.O.S.H. is a proud supporter of many DFW organizations, so we are taking the time this month to TOAST a few of our favorite groups in hopes that it will inspire you this holiday season. 

First up, Texas Discovery Gardens. P.O.S.H. had the chance to work with co-chairs Marilyn Waisanen and Waverly Smith and the fantastic team of TDG on tabletop donations for the 2012 Flora Awards, honoring Barbara Hunt Crow. Not only is TDG a beautiful place for us to visit (The Butterfly Garden is a must see!), but we were proud to help honor such a wonderful patron for this whimsical place this is both organic and sustainable. According to Flora Award Chair Marilyn Waisanen, “Barbara demonstrates through her deeds what it means to give back to your community. The staff and board at Texas Discovery Gardens are especially appreciative of Barbara’s commitment to our mission of environmental education.” (MySweetCharity)

If you haven't had a chance to see and support this local treasure for yourself, now is the time to do so. For more info, visit Texas Discovery Gardens here

Featured: Texas Discovery Gardens 2012 Flora Awards honoree Barbara Hunt Crow; butterflies from The Butterfly Garden. 
Get the look: Gold Lace glassware, Barcelona Gold Dinner Plate, Blue and White China Collection, Fruitwood Chiavari Chairs - all P.O.S.H. Couture Rentals