Aug 272014

Sailing to Orcas Island via

Earlier this summer we had a party by the sea with our Airstream on Orcas Island in the beautiful San Juan Islands of Washington State . . .

I invited my sweet friends I have made on island over the years and it was a night I will never forget ♥

West Beach Resort Airstream Party via

One thing was for certain, if it wasn’t for my talented friend Gavin Glenn-Walstrom, who runs Asher & Olive Catering on island and his assistant Teddy, this party would not have been the success that it was!  From the most unique appetizer of hibiscus flowers stuffed with peppery goat cheese to a flavor explosion of a tomato and mango bruschetta topped with a thick balsamic glaze, our guests enjoyed some of the finest food there was to offer.  I also should not forget the Chinese salad served up in adorable little Chinese food take out boxes with fancy chopsticks.  So easy to eat and most of all, so very delicious! A grand flaming-finale of banana’s foster was served at the end to bring the night together full circle.  With Gavin and Teddy’s help, I am forever grateful !!  Thank you !

From some of the hippest Hollywood red-carpet event parties in Los Angeles to romantic weddings on idyllic Orcas Island in the San Juan Islands of Washington State, my friend Gavin does not disappoint with his catering magic.  Gavin has no problem masterminding his vision of a most perfect evening by bringing people together in a beautifully showcased, harmonious blend of scrumptious food and refreshing, chic beverages as I was so fortunate to have experienced.

Airstream by the sea party via

A few weeks later, after our big night, I was lucky enough to be invited by Gavin to come and see his beach house on Orcas Island — home to Asher & Olive Catering to get up close and personal with Gavin’s design style and thought process and see where the culinary catering magic happens.

Wedding Caterers Asher and Olive on Orcas Island via

Orcas Island Catering Asher and Olive via

Wedding Caterers Asher and Olive on Orcas Island via

If you are ever in need of catering on Orcas Island, I can’t recommend Asher & Olive enough!  Its world class catering department is second to none. In addition to Orcas Island, Asher & Olive has kitchens in Bellingham and Seattle making itself  the Pacific Northwest’s premier catering company. Working exclusively with local, trusted vendors to bring their clients the absolute freshest of everything is something Gavin takes great pride in. All of the signature sauces and dressings are made in-house and the meats / poultry are procured through artisan local butchers while the seafood is sourced right off the dock.  In addition, the Pastry Chef creates cakes that dreams are made of.

Welcome to Asher & Olive’s Culinary Heaven.


Airstream by the sea party via

Airstream Party By The Sea via

A big shout out and thank you to Gavin and Teddy for the magical night and for helping me bring it all together.  I heart you both XOXO

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