D’Amico gathered together an intimate group of people to simply enjoy the things that drive the industry: a beautiful setting, delicious menu, great atmosphere and even better people. Girl Friday, Munster Rose and Linen Effects helped create an intentional space at the Calhoun Beach Club that was cozy while embracing the lush nature of the summer season.

The night started with passed hors d’ouevres from D’Amico Catering’s new menu, including the tuna Nicoise taco and a mezcal-cured salmon on homemade potato chip with citrus yogurt and chili threads. A bubble bar with Dom Pérignon and Veuve Clicquot was set under a canopy of lush greens with suspended bubbles holding small candles.

The group then transitioned into the second half of the space that had been disguised behind a wall of boxwood to sit down for a family-style meal. Guests were greeted with an amuse bouche of cucumber cup with melon caviar, paired with a pineapple cucumber agua fresca. Favorite courses included the beet-marinated halibut, hand-rolled gnocchi with truffled cream and “crab cakes” created from hearts of palm.

Petite desserts were served under the same lush canopy as the champagne, with the glass bubbles now holding salted caramel budinos and delightful hibiscus glazed mini donuts.

Everyone left with a thoughtful swag bag that contained a thank-you note, iced coffee, D’Amico’s signature cranberry nut bread, under-eye patches and a chilled bottle of water; a bag of buttery popcorn was waiting in guests’ cars, too.

Aug. 8-10, 2019
Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

Located in both the North Loop and Northeast Minneapolis, Bartending by Drew offers an array of libations to kick off the spring season. Whether it’s a wedding or a corporate team-building event, owner Drew Atkin offers signature drinks to match any event’s aesthetic.

“Our opportunities lie within providing visitors with unique party options,” says Atkin. “Our services allow guests to have fun and experience something out of the ordinary whether it be with friends or co-workers.”

 

If you've ever gone to a brewery and thought the only thing missing was a dog peanut butter eating contest, you'll be glad to hear Loews Minneapolis Hotel and Kieran's Irish Pub will be hosting the second annual Pints for Pups fundraiser to benefit Safe Hands Rescue. From 4-8 p.m.