Catering Connection is proud to be intimately involved in the events community that makes Santa Barbara the destination event hot spot that it is for so many years.  Without this professional partnership we have with our fellow event pros, the weddings and events we produce would just not be the same.  Santa Barbara truly has a wealth of the best event talent, and we are so lucky when we get to collaborate and work with them on showcase events like ILEA‘s monthly networking mixer and venue showcase.   Because the event was held at  The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, all cuisine was asked to feature local fresh herbs, which only made our job more fun.  Check out the fresh menu below and the event partners who came together to make this ILEA community event one to remember with “Bevvies, Bites, & Botanics” (the designated event hashtag: #BevviesBitesBotanics ) :

Hors d’oeuvres: Pork Belly with a Cherry Compote and Fresh Parsley | Crushed Fava Bean and Burrata Crostini with Balsamic  | Smoked Salmon Crisps with Creme Fraiche, Fresh Chives and Dill | Jumbo Cajun Shrimp | Strawberry Ricotta Bites with Fresh Sage | Pancetta Wrapped Peaches with Fresh Basil

Featured Event Partners:  Venue:  Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens:  The Pritzlaff Conservation Center |  Catering:  Catering Connection |  Bar Experience:  Flair Project SB | Glassware:  Otis & Pearl Rentals |  Rentals:  All Heart Rentals | Music:  Tony Ybarra | Photographer:  Sarita Relis ILEA Representative/Event Coordinator:  Felici Events