New York Food Company (NYFC) recently invited a group of Southern California professional event planners to participate in our flagship event ‘The Venue Crawl South Bay! From exploring NYFC’s exclusive venues – Verandas Beach House, The Redondo Beach Hotel, and La Venta Inn – to experiencing creative style, refreshing beverages and delicious cuisine, the day was filled with information sharing among like-minded pros, camaraderie and laughter!
First stop on the adventure was Verandas Beach House, a contemporary two story venue steps from the sand in Manhattan Beach, CA. The guests were presented with their VIP name tags designed by Social Savvy and were treated to:
- Chicken and Waffle Croquettes
- Sweet Corn and Roasted Tomato Tartlets
- Crab Stuffed Devil Eggs with Caviar
- Fresh Fruit Skewers.
They sipped on colorful refreshments from the Mimosa Bar as they explored Verandas. A showcase table featured shades of white and silver with linen and dark wood textures accented by an aqua chevron table runner. Royal blue goblets from Baker Party Rentals complemented the place settings. Flower Duet created the fabulous floral centerpieces and other floral designs that were accented all of the venues.
The Venue Crawl attendees boarded a California Excursions & Transportation luxury coach and were issued a travel itinerary for the day, designed and printed by Social Savvy Studio.
Next stop: The Redondo Beach Hotel, near the King Harbor Marina. The Venue Crawl South Bay crew toured the coastal, boutique hotel guest rooms, ballroom and outdoor pavilion with marina views. They then feasted on a gourmet soup and salad bar by NYFC and refreshing accompaniments by The Redondo Beach Hotel. A stunning showcase table was decorated with accent pieces from Baker Party Rentals including the fabulous Riviera chairs, floral by Flower Duet and creative paper designs by Social Savvy.
The third stop on ‘The Crawl’ was La Venta Inn, where the VIP’s sipped wine as they toured the iconic vintage estate atop the Palos Verdes Peninsula. They admired the ocean and city vistas while exploring the private bridal cottage, grooms room, courtyard, and ballrooms. Then they dined on a Trio Menu by New York Food Company featuring:
- Pan Seared Diver Scallops
- Grilled Filet Medallions
- Roasted Eggplant with Goat Cheese and Herb Mousse.
Table side wine service and a chat with Jim Wharton from NYFC concluded the La Venta Inn visit.
At the final destination, Verandas Beach House, guests energized on specialty coffee concoctions from New Frontier Coffee and treats by The Sugar Party by NYFC. The sweets line up of mini Chocolate Kahlua Cheesecakes, PB&J Bites and assorted Hand Pies were the perfect finish to our very first Venue Crawl South Bay!
Our wonderful group went on their way with an NYFC swag bag filled with fun items and information from our destinations and our incredible sponsors!
Gratitude to these creative and talented vendors for their contributions to the event:
- Impressive Creations Video : @impressivecreations
- Kristina Lee Photography : @kristinaleephotograhy
- Flower Duet @flowerduetla
- Baker Party Rentals @bakerparty
- New York Food Company @newyorkfoodcompany
- The Sugar Party by NYFC @thesugarparty_NYFC
- Celebrations by NYFC @celebrations_NYFC
- The Redondo Beach Hotel @theredondobeachhotel
- New Frontier Coffee #newfrontiercoffee
- Social Savvy @social.savvy
- California Excursions & Transportation