We have been busy at work the last week with 3 different Press Events, a 1000 or so Cheerleaders, and a technical driven event that we look forward to all year. The digitalNow Conference was held at Walt Disney World this week; which gave us a chance to push our creative minds. While the group spent most of their time at the Contemporary Resort, they did venture to the Parks for a night. The Living Seas at Epcot turned into a futuristic, creative, interactive dining room, where Entertainment, Bartenders, and Chefs spent the evening getting the chance to create magic.
This is the type of event that keep us motivated in Catering and always searching for what is next. The Front of the House provided such an innovative setup, from the gorgeous glowing highboys to the serpentine roman tables to the fantastic buffet sets.
The set up was definetly something to tweet about #digiNow12
The Entertainment and Florist jumped right into the theming of the night.
The Bars were amazing- so cool! The specialty drinks were a hit, not just because of the awesome presentation, but the flavors as well. I attached the recipes below, these were all developed by our Front of the House team!
Sangria de Patron
- 2 oz Patron Silver
- 2 1/2 oz Monin Hibiscus
- 3/4 oz Lemonade
- 1/2 oz Lime Juice
Pour all ingredients into a mixing glass with ice. Shake and strain over ice in a rocks glass.
Black Cherry Cooler
- 1 1/4 oz Red Stag Black Cherry Bourbon
- 1/2 oz Triple Sec
- 2 oz Pineapple Juice
- 1 oz Orange Juice
- 1/2 oz Cruzan Black Strap Rum
Pour all ingredients into a mixing glass with ice. Shake and strain over ice in a rocks glass. Top with Black Strap Rum as a floater.
- 1 1/4 oz Skyy Citrus Vodka
- 1 oz Canton Ginger Liquor
- 3 oz Lemonade
- Splash of Ginger Ale
Pour all ingredients into a mixing glass with ice. Shake and strain over ice in a rocks glass. Top with Ginger Ale.
The food for the event was equally inventive, we had fresh grown organic produce from The Land at Epcot, Chef Damon and his team were distilling with the RotoVap, live herbs were growing from their roots on the salad station, and Chef Matt and his pastry team created artisan gelatos and lollipops in the middle of the World View Plaza before the fireworks started.
The dinner was creative, tasty and fresh with a focus on local, sustainable and taste that hit all notes!
Events like this not only surprise and delight our guests, they keep our cast engaged and driven to deliver the most excellent service possible. These event keep our passion flowing :)!