Recent Castle Gourmet Event Photos
~ First Course ~ Caramelized Yam, Savory Poached Pear, Burnt Grape, Cardamom Coconut Cream, Curried Red Wine Reduction
~ Scent Paring: Cade / Hinoki / Lavender ~ A subtly burnt juniper and hinoki wood blend, softened with high elevation lavender.
~ Second Course ~ Indian Summer Caprese Salad – Baby Heirloom Tomato, Watermelon, Mozzarella Spheres, Walnut Pesto Dressing, Local Olive Oil, Balsamic
~ Scent Paring: : Lemongrass / Paradisamide ~ A blend of bright bitter lemongrass with guava and rhubarb.
~ Main Course ~ Otoño de Verano Tamal – Millet Tamale, Fall Pumpkin, Chili, Green Pistachio Mole, Quince Black Beans, Avocado Cream, Crema, Pomegranate Pico de Gallo, Corn Flake
~ Scent Paring: Cumin / Cilantro / Triplal ~ A bold aromatic cumin complemented with a fresh, green, leafy cilantro.
~ Dessert ~ Ginger Peach Ice Cream, Brown Sugar Crumble, Salt Caramel, Green Tea
~ Scent Pairing: Methyl Cycle Pentenolone / Dewfruit ~ A sweet caramelized maple and coffee blend, with a surprising melon undertone.
WE ARE THROWING A PARTY!!! A FOOD PARTY!!!!
Chef Anne Lee has been busy lately… but not just making food! She is producing a seriously awesome new food festival – the EastSide Food Fest that is going down in Silverlake in November. Not only will there be 25 of your favorite LA Eastside restaurants participating as vendors, there will be tons of other great things going on – food demos, discussion panels, raffle prizes, awesome beverages… Sign up for the mailing list for more info at www.EastSideFoodFest.com to get all the juicy details as they are released.
For full information, visit www.EastSideFoodFest.com
Castle Gourmet Dining, The Institute for Art and Olfaction and Thank You For Coming present ‘Stop and Smell Your Dinner’- a scented, four-course popup dinner.
We’re excited to bring you our second scented dinner collaboration with your local favorite perfume non-profit – the Institute for Art and Olfaction . Chef Anne Lee of Castle Gourmet Dining returns teaming up with IAO’s Saskia Wilson-Brown to create illuminating, complementary scent pairings.
If you came to our last collaboration dinner, you know what happens when you pair up excellent food and some seriously considered scent: Sensorial magic.
As if that weren’t enough: We’re also teaming up with the Atwater Village based food collective and art space Thank You For Coming. Thank You For Coming is a collectively-run restaurant that is home to an artist-in-residence program. The evening will be hosted by the delightful Phyllis Navidad.
Don’t miss it! It will sell out fast.
Date: Friday October 3rd, 7:30pm
Location: Thank You For Coming: 3416 Glendale Blvd, LA, CA 90039
Limited seating, Tickets Required: smellyourdinner.brownpapertickets.com
Thanks again to everyone that came to STOP AND SMELL YOUR DINNER.
It was off the chain.
We have some pix up, and you should check them out. And please come to our next event… details coming soon!!! (CLICK FOR PIX)
STOP AND SMELL YOU DINNER – a scented pop-up dining experience is fastly approaching! We’ve been hold up in the labratory finalizing the perfect scent pairings for each of the 4 courses offered at Stop and Smell your Dinner. Scent pairing by the Institute for Art and Olfaction’s Saskia Wilson-Brown. This is one not to be missed! Reserve now, only a few seats left. email Reserve [at] CastleGourmetDining [dot] com
Castle Gourmet’s Stop and Smell Your Dinner scented pop-up experience MENU (scent pairing not listed)
Salad – Edible Garden – Edible Soil, Red Beet Carpaccio Sous Vide, Roasted Golden Beets, Edible Pebbles, Mustard, Cucumber Dill Gelée, Lemon Crème Fraiche, Seasonal Greens and Herbs
Soup – Chilled White Almond and Garlic Gazpacho, Burnt Mushroom Dust, Red Grapes, Cucumber, Chive Oil. Served with Phyllo Crisp, Cherry Gelée, Avocado Puree, Parsley
Entrée – Fried Squash Blossom, Eggplant and Squash Timbale, Heirloom Tomato, Local Olive Oil Cubes, Tomato Caviar, Basil
Dessert – Ojai Lavender Blueberry Ice Cream, Lemon Cookie, Infused Berries, Sugar Tuile
Castle Gourmet is very excited to announce a super fun pop-up dining experience… Stop and Smell your Dinner. An interactive, scented Pop-Up dinner featuring a four courses created by Chef Anne Lee, paired with aromas and essences by the Institute for Art and Olfraction and hosted by Phyllis Navidad.
Seating will be very limited, and reservations required. Please inquire at [email protected]
Menu to be announced
Dinner and Fragrance Experience $65
Optional Wine Pairing $25
Chef Anne Lee hopes that every meal is not just a meal, but an experience!
Back yards, booze, great tunes, and gourmet veggie food? Well all right! That’s exactly what people got at an exclusive party in Venice, CA this past weekend. Taking place in a private home, a select lucky group of people (supporters of the film and music industry) were invited to enjoy a fantastic evening celebrating WIF (Women in Film) and their launch of a music branch of the enterprise. The amazingly talented singer/song writer Beth Orton performed, cocktails were flowing from the ever delicious Hendricks Gin and Reyka Vodka, and gourmet vegetarian Hors D’oeuvres provided by your truly… It was a special night, without a doubt!
If we’ve been a bit silent for a while.. there is a reason why! We’ve been busy busy producing a crazy awesome culinary event across state lines. Chef Anne Lee was flown to Austin, Texas this past week during the SXSW music conference to be a part of Airbnb’s Pop-Up Park experience. This was no small feat! The event was a smash hit. Not only did the invite only VIP guests get to test the newest Castle Gourmet Dining experience – Chef Anne Lee’s Culinary Alchemy, they also got an up close and personal live performance by renowned magician Helder Guimaraes. It was phenomenal!
The food was fun and playful, with elements of mystery and surprise to every dish.
Renowned vegan and proprietor of vegan sports performance supplement line VEGA – Brendan Brazier is hot and only getting hotter. The man is unstoppable, and in addition to the multitude of books he has published, has now launched a new health and fitness magazine. THRIVE Magazine had their launch party this past Saturday night in DTLA, also serving as an afterparty for the Natural Products Expo West Convention that went on all of last week. It was only appropriate that Chef Anne Lee of Castle Gourmet Dining was asked to hook the party of more than 400 people up with some tasty vegan treats. In the health food and vegan world this is huge! Haha, so we were stoked. And so, it seemed, was Brendan Brazier himself, as well as some cute ladies who posed for a pic with the food on the red carpet… Even food can be glamorous!
Looking good! And, of course, check out the super yummy treats we made…
And, if you get a chance, check out the new mag!