AK Unveils New Spring Menu!
Spring is finally here, and for us, that means our company-wide tasting and training event! After months of recipe testing and tasting, our talented team of culinarians — led by Chef & Partner Alison Awerbuch — debuted their mouth-watering creations for the launch of our new spring menu.
Here’s a small taste of what you can expect:
Serving With Style
We strive to keep our presentations fresh and unique, but we pushed the envelope even more this year with some unexpected serving platters. Playing off the popularity of chalk boards, we used slate tiles and chalk board-painted trays for our one-bite Classic Lobster Rolls and Pie & Ice Cream Duo. We opted for an industrial, urban look for our goat cheese filled Watermelon Lollipops by presenting them on tension wires (normally used for curtains) attached to refurbished wood planks — it’s all about repurposing!
The ever-popular sandwich has been taken to a new level thanks to artisanal ingredients and unexpected pairing now found at local cafes and green markets. We took this trend a step further by taking these flavor-bursting ‘wiches and turning them into bite-sized hors d’oeuvres. Some examples include our BLT Shortcakes served open-faced with apple-smoked bacon; Smoky Cubanos with pernil, cornichons, Manchego and Dijon aioli; and Truffled Duck Pastrami on a house-made seeded bagel chip with apple celery root slaw.
Late Night Snacks To-Go
We’ve always offered unique giveaways for guests as they depart events, but this year, we wanted to create a grand finale that was both customizable with a throwback feel. Our latest creations include our bite-sized Sirloin Sliders Burgers, Deep Dish Pizzas & Warm Just Baked Pies. Each item is served in miniature (and adorable!) retro take-out containers with the option to customize the lids with ink stampings. We also created a cozy, DIY feel with our Pie Pops Station filled with individually wrapped brown-butter crusted blueberry and cherry pies tied with colorful striped bakery twine. Hit’s the spot after a long night of tearing it up on the dance floor!
Mixing It Up
Once upon a time, a single specialty cocktail served during an event was very in vogue. But now, serving a variety of custom libations has become just as important as the menu. Our new Artisan Mixology Station allows a trained mixologist to interact and educate guests about our wide array of elixirs, infused syrups, and spice dusts such as our Thai Basil Cucumber Smash and Wildflower Honey Muddled with Ginger.