Wow! We’re more than two weeks into 2012 already and it’s been non-stop action at Kathy G. & Company. 
Have you kept up with your New Year’s Resolution?  Are you still eating right and exercising?  Since we can’t actually get up at 6 AM and go running for you, we figured that we do our best to help out your resolution by providing fun recipe that’s light and healthy, yet perfect for romantic dining.  Originating in San Francisco, Cioppino is an Italian-American seafood stew and you’re gonna love Kathy G’s take on it!   CLICK HERE FOR RECIPE

KICKING OFF THE HOLIDAYS AT PARK LANE
On Thursday, December 1, Park Lane by Kathy G hosted The Mountain Brook Art Association’s Holiday Member Show.  Hundreds and hundreds of art-lovers from all over to view and purchase spectacular works created by more than 50 local artists.  Attendees enjoyed cheese and crackers, delicious fresh fruit displays and, of course, fantastic wine as Kathy G event coordinator Mary Jones kicked December into high gear with our first holiday event of 2011.  To see photos from this event, please click here.

KATHY G KNOWS IT “TIS THE SEASON” AT RICHARD TUBB INTERIORS
At Kathy G & Company, sometimes we get so busy that we forget what day it is.  But once the Richard Tubb Interiors Holiday Party rolls around on the first Friday in December, we know for sure that the holidays are in full effect!  So on December 2, our team headed down to the “RTI” Pepper Place showroom so that more than 500 guests could dine on Roasted Chicken Crostini with Fava Bean Pesto, Belgian Endive Petals with Goat Cheese and Caramelized Pear, and sinfully delicious sweets including cake pops, tarts, and Peppermint Meringue with Dark Chocolate Ganache! To read more on this event, please click here.

KATHY G and KG DESIGNS IN ALABAMA WEDDINGS MAGAZINE
Throughout the summer, the Kathy G catering crew and the KG Designs team worked on several gorgeous photo shoots that would appear in the 2012 edition of Alabama Weddings Magazine.  Like children on Christmas Eve, we eagerly awaited our first-look copy to arrive in the mail and when it finally did, the magazine blew our minds with hundreds of pages of wedding tips, ideas and gorgeous photos.  To see exclusive shots from four of our shoots, please click the links below.

KATHY G LOVES IBERIA BANK
Back in the fall, Kathy G. & Co. handled the grand opening of the Iberia Bank in Vestavia.  The great success of the Vestavia event led to our team catering and designing the grand opening of Iberia’s brand new Mountain Brook Branch on December 15th.  We at Kathy G. & Company were so honored to be a part of this special occasion and look forward to partnering with Iberia Bank many more times in the years to come.
To see photos from this event, please click here.

MILESTONE BIRTHDAY AT THE GARDENS CAFE
Believe it or not, holiday parties weren’t the ONLY events Kathy G & Co. handled throughout December – though sometimes it sure felt that way!  On Saturday, December 17, event coordinator, Tamara Archer helped the Traugh Family arrange the 80th birthday party for their beloved matriarch, Helen,  at the Gardens Café!  More than 75 invited guests enjoyed a delicious meal made up of many of the birthday girl’s favorites including: BBQ Rubbed Pork Loin, Roast Beef on Cocktail Rolls w/Horseradish, and Crostinis  with assorted Mediterranean toppings.  We had a wonderful time running the event and truly can’t thank the Traugh family enough!

KATHY G’s AMERICAN VILLAGE HOLIDAY EVENTS
The team spent a great deal of time at one of our favorite venues, American Village, in the first week of December.  From December 6-8, our chefs cooked up lunches for guests who took a special “Christmas Walking Tour” of the grounds. Though the most exciting part of our entire holiday season was definitely the December 3 event, “A White House Christmas” with former Presidential Chef, Roland Mesnier.  Kathy G and our chefs prepare some of chef Mesnier’s most classic desserts including, Chocolate-Orange Crème Brulee, Chocolate Roulade Cake, Tiramisu, and “Quick Chocolate Mousse with Crystallized Ginger.  As a special treat, Chef Mesnier created an incredible detailed gingerbread White House replica.

NEW YEARS EVE WEDDINGS
In the last few years, more and more brides have wanted to marry on major holidays and this season was no different.  The Kathy G team was proud to be a part of not one, but TWO fabulous weddings on New Years Eve.  The gorgeous Natalie and her dashing groom, Todd invited more than 200 guests to Park Lane for their NYE affair, while the stunning couple of Jackie and Jason thrilled more than 250 friends and family at their incredible affair.  It was a most romantic strike of midnight for these two couples and all their guests and we’re so happy to have played a role in their big days. To see a few photos from Jackie and Jason’s wedding, please click here.

KATHY G LOVES FASHION WEEK
Kathy G & Company and KG Designs are proud to announce that we are sponsors of and will be present at next month's Birmingham Fashion Week.  Founded on the ideals of bringing unity to our community through fashion, both local and national designers - including our fabulous friend Heidi Elnora - will gather at Pepper Place to promote and inspire our community's rising stars in fashion and we simply can't wait.  Look for our team on Saturday, February 11th at Fashion Week's "Bridal Day."  For more info, please click here.