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All Creatures Great and Small

December 15, 2011

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Occasions created a completely vegetarian menu using only ethically-sourced and Animal Welfare Approved foods for the Animal Welfare Institute’s (AWI) Albert Schweitzer Awards reception.

Assistant Attorney General Laurie Robinson  presented the Schweitzer Award to three outstanding prosecuting attorneys. Michelle Welch, Raj Prasad and Amy Slameka.  Each award recipient was recognized for being a leading force in the aggressive pursuit of animal cruelty and animal fighting cases.

The vegetarian and ethically-sourced menu included Mulled Beaujolais and hearty cocktail buffets set with: Curried Chick Pea Samosas; Balsamic-glazed Mushrooms on Rosemary Picks; tiny Roasted Potato Cups stuffed with Green Olives, dried Currants and Pine Nuts; Caramelized Onion Confit Phyllo Purses; Charred Plum Tomatoes filled with Couscous Salad; Garbanzo and White Bean Pancakes topped with Eggplant Ragout and Roasted Butternut Squash Dip with Sesame Grissini and Fig Chips.

Brussels Sprouts roasted with Wild Mushrooms and drizzled with caramelized Shallot Vinaigrette, a Carpaccio of Tri-color Beets, Frisee and Purslane, warm Butternut Squash Salad with Sage Croutons, and Oranges arranged with slivered Fennel, Red Onion and Olives made for a colorful salad station.

Creamery Stone Hollow

Cheeses for the party were provided by Consider Bardwell Farm and Stone Hollow Creamery. Cows and goats, on both farms, are raised with rotational grazing on pesticide and fertilizer-free pastures to produce tasty cheeses and contented animals.

The event was a great opportunity for Occasions to produce good food that we, and our clients, feel good about and another chance to cater with a conscience.

Happy goats and pretty cheese pictures are from Stone Hollow Creamery