Today Sharon and Howard's Welcome Reception at their Montecito home was featured on the Santa Barbara Wedding Style blog. Click here to read the original feature. 

Sharon and Howard welcomed their guests to a weekend long wedding celebration by hosting them to an elaborate cocktail party in their lovely home. 

Their Menu

Welcome Tacos & Margaritas

Crispy Black Bean Tacos
Crispy Mini Duck Confit Tacos
house pickled market vegetables, mango gastrique

Black Berry Thyme Margarita
served in a mini tequila bottle

Cheese Display

Mt Tam Triple Cream, Buffalo’s Milk Oriole,  Humbolt Fog, Valdeon Blue
truffle honey, summer fruits, crostinis, assorted breads
pickled golden raisins and other house pickled vegetables


Three Cheese & Champagne Fondue

chunks of rustic bread, apples, endive

Farmer’s Market Station

Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho Soup Sip
red and yellow tomato gazpacho
cheddar cheese straw

English Breakfast Radishes
creamy pancetta spread, lemon zest, pink salt

 Zucchini Bread Pudding Bites
Gruyere cheese 

Grilled Shrimp and Green Mango Salad
cashews, lime, chili, shallots

Blue Potato Tart
thinly sliced blue potatoes
on a flakey hand made pastry crust

Green & Yellow Summer Bean Tempura
Lightly battered and fried,
Hollandaise type sauce
served in wooden cones

Smokey Eggplant Dip
drizzled with pomegranate molasses
crispy cumin pitas

Passed Hors d' Oeuvres

Crispy Mini Duck Confit Tacos
house pickled market vegetables, mango gastrique

 Beef Filet Tartar
atop potato crisp

Seared Santa Barbara Albacore
micro cilantro, wasabi lime vinaigrette, wonton crisp

Ginger Lemon Chicken Kafta
spicy orange dipping sauce, sugar cane skewer

 Ponzu Glazed Santa Barbara Rockfish
micro greens, black rice
served in a white porcelain spoon

Beer Battered Quail
cider adobo drizzle

Steamed Cockles On The Half Shell

Chorizo, pickled fennel
Saffron aioli

Bresaola Wrapped Grilled Peach
peak of summer grilled peaches
wrapped in thinly sliced salt cured beef

Pan Seared Lamb Loin
shiso leaf wrap and fava bean puree

 Maple Glazed Pork Belly
on a mini corn cake

Butter Poached Main Lobster
atop Nante carrot pudding

Welcome Party Venue: Private Estate | Event Planner and Coordinator: Magnolia Event Design | Event Photographer: Jose Villa | Florals/Decorations: NLC Productions | Bakery: Enjoy Cupcakes | Caterer: Feast and Fest formerly SBB Gourmet and The Grand Bevy | Entertainment: Anthony Ybarra | Hair & Makeup: TEAM Hair & Makeup | Lighting: Bella Vista Designs | Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen | Event Rentals: Classic Party Rentals | Valet Parking: Signature Parking