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Villa Toscana Photoshoot
We were thrilled to be part of TOS Events collaborative photo shoot at the newly reopened Villa Toscana. Laura and Taryn’s vision for a modern twist on the wine country wedding came to fruition with bright pops of color from the floral styling of Panacea Event Floral Design, sultry lighting by Kramer Events, and sassy linens and specialty furniture provided by Embellish and Classic Party Rentals. It was all perfectly captured by the talents of private estate and vineyard wedding photographer, Mike Larson. We refer to this handful of awesome professionals as “the dream team.” The Cake Cathedral provided a gorgeous ruffle inspired wedding cake while Trumpet Vine introduced some more globally inspired flavors to the menu.
For the menu we went with small bites that were both interesting to the eye and palate.
Salt Block Station with Asian Marinated Flank Steak Skewers
Kimchi Fried Rice and Quail Egg Spoons
Squid Ink Pasta and Seared Scallops
Watermelon and Pistachio Dukkah Bites
Sweet Chili Chicken Wings
DIY Ramen Bar
Meet Our Event Manager, Gayle Powers
Our Event Manager Gayle Powers brings extensive experience in the hospitality industry and an unparalleled passion for events to the Trumpet Vine Team.
A California native, Gayle was raised on the Central Coast. Starting in her father’s restaurant, she knew hospitality was in her nature. After high school she moved to Chico for college, where she began working in a high profile floral shop, which focused on weddings, along with other restaurant jobs to make ends meet. Gayle also studied business in Torino, Italy for 5 months before receiving her Bachelor’s in Recreation Administration with a concentration in Special Event Management and a minor in Business Administration at California State University, Chico.
After a floral internship in San Francisco for the well-respected Michael Daigian Designs, she returned to the Central Coast as an Event Specialist and Weddings Division Manager for a large volume catering company. While at that company, she was able to develop her skills and gain experience in the local thriving wedding community.
Gayle’s fervor, eagerness to please, and attention to detail are instrumental to making each event a success at Trumpet Vine Catering. She is as devoted to each event as the next and strives for perfection in every aspect of event planning.
In the off season Gayle enjoys camping, cooking, prepping for her garden for the spring, wrangling her chickens and sharing the fruits of her labor with all she loves.
Harvest Wine Festival at Pianetta Winery
As Paso Robles’ 130+ wineries welcome the new vintage, we will be celebrating Harvest Festival with the fine folks at Pianetta Winery this Saturday. Check out their Tuscan inspired family style menu and be sure to stop by their tasting room in downtown Paso Robles this weekend.
Prosciutto Wrapped Pear with Arugula, Chevre, Blood Orange Balsamic
Humboldt Fog, Saba and Roasted Grape Crostini
FAMILY STYLE DINNER
Tuscan Kale Salad- Cavelo Nero, Roasted Butternut Squash, Pomegrante, Pecorino, Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette
All Day Braised Lamb Shank- Dolce Gorgonzola Polenta, Gremolata, Pan Sauce Reduction
Warm Farro- Dried Cherries, Grilled Raddichio, Pistachios and Caramelized Shallot
Roasted Brussels Sprouts- Pancetta, Raisins, and Pine Nuts
Chocolate Dipped Cannoli, Orange Scented Ricotta
Cheese Three Ways
As part of our quest to make each menu reflective of our couple’s tastes, we invite them to visit the lovely folks at Vivant Fine Cheese in Paso Robles where they can sample cheeses from around the world. After selecting 5-7 of their favorites, we know exactly what to order for their wedding day. Cheeses are displayed on our rustic wooden tables with origin or wine pairing suggestions for each, thus providing an educational component for guests while they graze.
But wait, there is more. Our Tour de Torte has been a crowd favorite for years. They look pretty and their creamy texture make them ”user friendly” to enjoy. Made with a blend of three cheeses, the tortes are layered with colorful savory or sweet fillings ranging from pesto and sun-dried tomato to fresh fig and crispy prosciutto to dried cherry and spiced pecan.
And finally, our new favorite is the Mozzarella Tasting. Guests can sample a variety of mozzarellas, ranging from fresh to smoked to buffalo, along with pestos, roasted grapes, chutneys and other condiments.