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Cooking Act of Love… at The Winery at Bull Run….

Friday, May 17th, 2013

Cooking is an art and patience a virtue. Careful shopping, fresh and local ingredients and an unhurried approach are nearly all we need….There is one more thing- LOVE

Love for food, love for people, love for our customers and their guests. With all these things combined with a beautiful,charming, rustic and unique Venue like The Winery at Bull Run we become an artist.

The Winery at Bull Run’s “Barn” and/or grounds are a new and exciting place to have your next event no matter if you are planning a wedding, graduation, summer, anniversary party in Fairfax County, Virginia. Easy to get to, unlimited party options, excellent wine and sterling service ~ a 5-star event that makes a stellar impression.

Enjoy the pics below from a graduation party catered by Superb Cuisines at The Winery at Bull Run.

Me-Keula Binelly at The Winery at Bull Run

Local Blue Crab Salad Avocado,Salted Caramel Pork Belly Cheese Grits, Seared Ahi-Tuna , Fried Green Tomatoes, Beef Tenderloin served on top of Horseradish Sauce and red onion marmelade with a crostini on mini square plates

Me-Keula Binelly with our wonderful Team

Seared Ahi-Tuna Served with Wasabi-ginger and Teriyaki Sesame Sauce

Local Blue Crab Salad Avocado Served with Vanilla Bean Vinaigrette

Fried Green Tomatoes Served with Honey Tabasco Aioli

Salted Caramel Pork Belly Cheese Grits

2013 Virginia Gold Cup

Saturday, May 4th, 2013

So much fun today at Virginia Gold Cup…amazing time with amazing friends and beautiful weather. What else  could we ask for?

Our chef Moses Hart prepared a beautiful and delicious spread for our tailgate that was enjoyed by all, flowers and table decor by Janet Flowers Wedding and event designs and wonderful bloody mary drinks prepared by Travelling Bean – Specialty Beverage Catering Co.

Enjoy pics below:

Our beautiful table setting

(Me) Keula Binelly at Virginia Gold Cup

Left to right-Keula Binelly, Dave Markowitz, Jo Holland, Will Tso, Maria Bonilla Vieira, Marcos Vieira

Tony Alonso and Eric

Left to right-Michael Lilly, Scott Fletcher, Tony Alonso

Michael Lilly, Gloria D'Molina, Jo Holland and Me-Keula Binelly

Left to right-Jo Holland, Gloria D'Molina, (Me)Keula Binelly, Dani, Maruce Goncalves, Vanessa, Francisca Alonso

Maria Bonilla Vieira

Me-Keula Binelly at Virginia Gold Cup Yesterday wearing one of my seven hats that I brought to the ocassion.

Inspire your Inner Chef at Best Buy with Chef G. Garvin

Saturday, February 16th, 2013

Today Superb Cuisines Team and Bialek’s music did a great job supporting chef G. Garvin food demo Inspire your Inner Chef at Best Buy.

Chef G. Garvin is acclaimed Chef, Cookbook Author, Television host in the homes of millions for 7 seasons on the TV One network with, Turn Up the Heat with G. Garvin (airing in the US and Brazil).

Check out the link below.

RECIPES – G.GARVIN

Chef G. Garvin and Keula Binelly

Chef G. Garvin

Sweet Bay Shrimp Cocktail

Mixed Berry and Ice Cream Sundaes

D.J Cuban with Bialek's Music and Keula Binelly

Chef G. Garvin appears courtesy of Coca-Cola

NACE-Holiday Networking and 2013 Board of Directors Elections

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Today Superb Cuisines catered  Nace Holiday Networking and 2013 Board of Directors Elections.

Our fellow NACE members joined us for a break before the holidays with breakfast networking from Superb Cuisines in one of DC’s newest venues the District Architecture Center. It was given thanks to the members of the 2012 Board of Directors and  it was casted our votes for our new 2013 Board of Directors. We all enjoyed holiday tunes from DC Music Entertainment as we sipped  on a made to order latte, cappucino or espresso from Travelling Bean.

Happy Holidays!

Thanksgiving Tables & Decor Ideas

Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

Beautiful Thanksgiving table

Unique Pumpkin Place Holder

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

We are  so grateful for each new morning with its light, for rest and shelter of the night, for health and food, for love and friends, for everything Thy goodness sends.~Ralph Waldo Emerson

May the good things of life be yours  in abundance  at Thanksgiving and everyday. We are grateful for our wonderful team, our clients, friends and families. Happy thanksgiving everyone!

See the pics below…Such a fun and sophisticated way to incorporate pumpkins into your buffet

NACE – 2012 Gala – Once Upon a Time at Liaison Hotel – Washington, DC

Sunday, November 11th, 2012

NACE 2012 Gala-Once Upon a Time at the Liaison Hotel was a huge success. Congratulations to Kelly Downes, Aisha Malik and all of the Gala Committee Chairs and Members that made this a wonderful event for the National Association of Catering Executives (NACE) Washington DC. Their hard work certainly paid off!

Just a fairy tale from the beginning to the end – A Cinderella-inspired, horse-drawn carriage stood at the entrance to the Liaison. “We wanted a wow factor immediately for the guests coming into the building,” said NACE Gala chair Kelly Anne Downes.

Everything was perfectly put together, including all the details, from the décor of the tables, the enchanted Forest theme for a seated dinner, and the food and music.  A fabulous and fun night where a magical time was had by all!

See the pics below of the event, photo credit to Evelyn Alas Photography and Ken Rochon with  The Umbrella Syndicate

Cinderela and Prince Charming dancing on the floor

Keula Binelly with Ray Bialek, Kelly Freeman and NACE's members

OIivia Russell and Ray Benoit with Liaison Hotel

Pumpkin Creme Brulee provided by Superb Cuisines one of the dessert sponsors for the night

Keula Binelly(me) having fun on the dance floor

Keula Binelly(me) dressed in character for the event

Inspire your Inner Chef at Best Buy with Chef Spike Medelsohn

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

Today we started our day very early … at 4am.  The Superb Cuisines team catered the Best Buy Grand Opening breakfast reception for 300 people at eight different locations in DC-MD-VA.  What a fun morning!  I mean it!

Some of Best Buy’s clients also were early birds too … and got to the store even before our truck.

The big hit of the day was meeting and working with Top Chef  Star Spike Medelsohn that came at 10:45am to do a cooking demonstration for Best Buy clients/guests.  Our Superb Cuisines Chef Moses helped to prepare all the samples to be served to the crowd.

What nice and easy guy to work with … on top of he is a cute:-)

See Spike’s recipes below that were demonstrated and some pics of the event.

Toasted Pumpkin Marshmallow Shake

Serves 4

Ingredients

2 cups Pumpkin Puree

Cinnamon

Clove

Nutmeg

Allspice

2 16-ounce bags of Pumpkin Marshmallows, plus 4 Pumpkin Marshmallows for  garnish

4 cups milk

8 cups Vanilla Ice Cream

Add cinnamon, clove, nutmeg and allspice to taste into pumpkin puree. Mix thoroughly.

Preheat the broiler. On a foil-lined baking sheet, place the 2 bags of pumpkin marshmallows in a single layer; broil until charred, 3 minutes. Transfer to a plate to cool. Place the remaining 4 pumpkin marshmallows on the sheet and roast just until toasted, 2 minutes; let cool.

In a blender, mix the milk, charred pumpkin marshmallows, pumpkin puree and ice cream. Serve topped with whipped cream and the toasted pumpkin marshmallows.

Asian Pear, Pistachio and Brie Wedge Salad

Serves 4

Ingredients:

Raspberry Vinaigrette

½ cup seedless raspberry preserves

½ cup red wine vinegar

2 tablespoons honey

1 garlic clove, minced

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

1 teaspoon sea salt

1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 cup grapeseed oil

Salad

1 head iceberg lettuce

½ pound mixed greens

1 Asian pear, cut in half, cored and thinly sliced in half circled

1 Granny Smith apple, cut in half, cored and thinly sliced in half circles

1 red apple, cut in half, cored and thinly sliced in half circles

1 cup shelled pistachios, chopped

1 8-ounce wheel brie, cut into slices and at room temperature

To make the vinaigrette, add the preserves, vinegar, honey, garlic, lemon juice, salt and pepper to a food processor or blender. Blend to combine. With the motor running, drizzle in the oil slowly at first and then add in a thin steady stream until all the oil is added. The mixture should be smooth. Set aside until read to use.

To make the salad, remove the root end from the lettuce and cut the head into four wedges. Place one wedge each on individual serving dishes. Scatter the mixed greens around each wedge. Dress each wedge with 2 table spoons of the dressing. Top with the pear, apples, and pistachios. Place slices of Brie around each wedge.

Keula Binelly and Star Chef Spike Medelsohn

Star Chef Spike Medelsohn

Asian Pear, Pistachio and Brie Wedge Salad

Chef Spike Medelsohn autographing his book

Bermuda Vacation…Great Wedding Destination!

Friday, September 7th, 2012

As much I enjoy my work, it’s always so nice to be able to take some days off for vacation and just enjoy my time and recharge my batteries. The last thing we want in this business its to burn ourselves out, especially after a big wedding season that began in May.  Being in the hospitality industry – no matter what happens you always need to stay motivated and excited.

Bermuda was my destination for vacation this year.  A beautiful island located in a British territory, I loved it!!! That could be awesome for a wedding destination….

Speaking of hospitality, the Bermudians really take it seriously.  They make you feel welcome and at home in their small country of 65,000 people – all with such a nice and friendly attitude that made me never want to leave.

Getting to know the whole island – from one side to the other – in half a day riding a scooter through very narrow roads where all the cars and the Bermuda public pink buses use the left side of the road.  It was a little scary and took a little getting used to:-)

I tried famous Bermuda rum swizzle and of course as much I appreciate and enjoy food I could not be in Bermuda without trying their wonderful cuisine. Oh my gosh –everything was to die for.  See the pics below:

By the way, if you there you must go snorkeling.  We found this company online called Snorkel Bermuda.   We decided to go with them because they had such incredible reviews and we did not go wrong because the owner Sonny made our experience just amazing.  I can’t deny that I was terrified to jump for the first time into such deep water because the last thing I wanted was to become a shark food in Bermuda :-):-):-)

The weather was beautiful, we had our own private beach at the Fairmont Hotel, the water was so nice and clear and the sand was pink.  Just a perfect paradise that definitely I would like to visit again someday.  If you’ve never been there I highly recommend it.

Beautiful view of the Horseshoe Beach

Chicken quesadillas with Guacamole Sauce

Coconut Shrimp with sweet sour sauce

Bermuda Nachos...The best nachos I've ever eaten.

Keula Binelly-myself riding a scooter

Cucumber, tomato steak salad with BBQ dressing

Calamari

Bermuda gifts and souvenirs

Keula Binelly-Myself at Blu Bar Grill

Fabulous Duck dish at Blu

Prosciutto Bruschetta

Vanilla Bread Pudding

Rum Swizzle...Bermuda famous drink

Montgomery All County Network Extravaganza

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

Food and Art …”The preparation of good food is merely another expression of art, one of the joys of civilized living” Dione Lucas

How about food, art and networking? It sounds even better don’t you agree? :-)

The Montgomery All County Network Extravaganza last night at Huckleberry Fine Art was a tremendous success with more than 200 attendees that enjoyed their time connecting with the right people that really can help them grow their businesses.

We got to see and reconnect  with our old friends, colleagues (BNI, The Greater Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce) and met a lot of new people. Thank you to Curt Kowalski with Team Network for putting together this incredible event again. We are looking forward for next one!

Curt Kowalski in the center and Keula Binelly

Eric Einzeberg BNI Vice President and Mandy Fellington

Our Superb Power Girls Irena and Katie