Hello All!

We’ve been incredibly busy lately with large, incredible events! We have to give major thanks to the amazing Crushed Ice Catering Serving & Bar Staff who know how to get the job done. They pushed through three long days and nights with us to make these fabulous events happen. It all began the last week of February.

Thursday, February 26, 2015
Kentucky Derby Festival Unveiled

The Kentucky Derby Festival kicked off at The Ice House with the Logo Unveiling Celebration. 700 guests were in attendance! Sponsors included Four Roses Bourbon, Ale-8-One, Old 502 Winery, Citizens Union Bank, Davis Jewelers. The event kicked off with the Four Roses Rose Julep Recipe Contest and ended with the closing of the Framed Poster Silent Auction. Crushed Ice Catering provided an amazing spread of appetizers.

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Appetizer Station

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Curried Cashews, Almonds & Peanuts

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Hoppin’ John of Carolina Gold Rice, Field Peas, Sorghum Bacon & Preserved Peach Vinegar

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Foxhollow Farms Ground Beef Empanadas with Citrus & Blackberry Mole

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Foxhollow Farms Ground Beef Empanadas with Citrus & Blackberry Mole

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Four Roses Bourbon Balls

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Coconut Water Ceviche of Big Eye Tuna, Jalapeno, White Soy & Kaffir Lime on Shrimp Crackers served on Charred Bourbon Barrel Planks

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Sous Chef Zachary Tackett Plating Up the Coconut Water Ceviche

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Four Roses Rose Julep Contest at The Ice House

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Four Roses Rose Julep Contest

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Kentucky Derby Festival Unveiled’s Signature Cocktail: The Kentucky Kick

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Crushed Ice Events’ Executive Chef, Laurence Agnew, with the Ale-8-One Team

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Old 502 Winery

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Kentucky Derby Festival 2015 Princesses

Friday, February 27, 2015
Visually Impaired Preschool Services ReVision

We had the pleasure of catering Visually Impaired Preschool Services (VIPS)’s ReVision, presented by Brown-Forman, at The Ice House. It was a great night of food, art, and giving! . The menu included an Entree Station of Sorghum & Gingersnap Crusted Spiral Cut Ham, Creamy Weisenberger Mill Grits, Vegetable Medley, a Build Your Own Pasta Station, and Bourbon Smoked Sundaes. Can’t be beat!

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Appetizer Station

 

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Homemade Chickpea Hummus served with Warm Pita & Flatbread

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Our Lovely Servers, Eran, Danielle, and Erin, Attending the Appetizer Station

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Old Forester

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ReVision at The Ice House

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Sullivan University Ice Sculpture

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Live Artist

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ReVision at The Ice House

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ReVision at The Ice House

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ReVision at The Ice House

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Smoked Bourbon Sundaes of Comfy Cow Bourbon Ball Ice Cream, Cardamom Caramel & Cherry Wood Smoke

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Appetizer Station

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ReVision at The Ice House

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ReVision at The Ice House

Saturday, February 28, 2015
St. Xavier High School Annual Gala of Giving

We were absolutely thrilled to cater the St. Xavier High School Annual Gala of Giving on the last day of February. We served up an incredible meal to 600 guests and had a blast doing so! The guests enjoyed a very special night at the school. The menu included a Duo of Slow Braised Beef Short Rib & Apricot Glazed Shrimp with Butter Mash, Brined Brussels Sprouts & Bourbon Jus.

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Motivation

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Plating Up the First Course: Locally Sourced Lolla Rosa, Arugula, Spinach in Tarragon Bread Ring with Sorghum Pickled Carrots & Radishes, Hazelnut Crunch, Pear & Kentucky Mead Vinaigrette

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Crushed Ice Events’ Executive Chef, Laurence Agnew, preparing Basked Sorghum Chicken in a Cheddar Herb Biscuit

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Prepping the Apricot Glazed Shrimp

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Locally Sourced Lolla Rosa, Arugula & Spinach in Tarragon Bread Ring, Sorghum Pickled Carrots & Radishes, Hazelnut Crunch, Pear & Kentucky Mead Vinaigrette

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St. Xavier High School Annual Gala of Giving

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Our Lovely Servers, William & Taylor

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Our Lovely Servers, Alex & Bobby

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St. Xavier High School Annual Gala of Giving

On a sad note, our longtime server, Eran, has left Crushed Ice Events and made his way back to his native North Carolina. We will miss you dearly, Eran. Thanks for all the hard work, the laughs, and the serenades. We’re so proud of you!

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Our Lovely Server, Eran

Spring is just around the corner and that means Derby & Wedding Season. We are looking forward to the sunshine, warmer weather, and wonderful spring events! We can’t take credit for the photo below – We found this awesome Derby Decor on Pinterest! ¬†Wedding Chicks wrote on the lovely Kentucky Themed Wedding! Follow our Pinterest Board here.

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