Archive for September, 2011

Virginia Tech – South End Zone

Are you the ultimate VT Fan? Looking to take your event to the NEXT level? The South End Zone is the place to be!  From 50 to 500, you are guaranteed  to be the talk of the town. Give us a buzz and we will hook you up with the best seats in the house!


Cabin Fever

I am soooo welcoming fall, if for only this reason. The changing of leaves, mountains and fall brides!!! Imagine comfort food taken to the next level in a setting like this!

Photography by Jim Schaal

Coquilles St. Jacques

Tomato, Goat Cheese and Fresh Italian Parsley Bruschetta

Four Year Old Gouda, Bijou and Cheddar Stilton served with a Plum Smoked Tea

Homemade Crackers

Asparagus and Potato Soup served in a Cast Iron Caldron

Cherokee Heirloom Tomatoes topped with Baby Spinach and Chopped Egg

Bacon Maple Sherry Vinaigrette

Cast Iron Seared Marinated Shrimp with Roasted Garlic and Fresh Basil

Chicken Dumplings served in a Fat Tire, Cream and Mustard Sauce

Goujonnettes – Fried – Sea Bass Fillet served with a Homemade Tartar Sauce and Ancho Remoulade

Turkey Meatball (Rosemary Skewered) served with a Smokey Fire Roasted Tomato Sauce

South Carolina (Charleston) Vermont White Cheddar and Roasted Garlic Grits

Brocollini – Un-salted Butter and Sea Salt

Peach Melba

Flourless Chocolate Cake served with Fresh Berries

You’re Invited!!!

Looking for a good Time?

Bart Starr – What an Honor

A true legend and a moving speaker, Bart Starr was in Roanoke last night at the Taubman Art Museum for an event hosted by Greystone Financial Group, MetLife. By The Way, JOB WELL DONE GUYS!!! I have never seen so many inspired and happy folks at an event that we have ever catered. A MEGA class act!!! Wonderful give-aways. Grown men were giggling and in awe (how could you be not?) standing and socializing around one of the football greats!  GO PACK GO!!!!

Photography by a TRUE Packer fan

Jim Schaal

Almost Finished and Booking like CRAZY!!

The Barn – Historic Fincastle

Kyle House – Reception Venue and Barn Chapel

A must see to believe!!!

Give us a call at 540.819.1483 to set up an appointment!

Friday Night Rehearsal Dinner at the O Winston Link Museum

How much fun was that!!!!!

Can it be done? Yes it can and it was!!

I wish I could take credit for the whole thing, but unfortunately I can’t! Kudos out to our staff for a job very well done!!!! Folks, this was no easy task, but believe it or not we transformed the lobby from an empty space to this!! All in one hour, yes I said ONE HOUR, along with a complete kitchen to boot!! A big THANK YOU to Joe and Elizabeth, proud parents and hosts of this event for believing in us. We wish them, the bride and groom an eternity of happiness!

Photography by Jim Schaal

Florist Extraordinaire, Mentor and Friend

Really???? What can I say?

Not only one of my very best friends but hey, every guy needs a little female influence in their lives! If you haven’t seen her work, when you do, you WILL be in for a real treat. Angela is one of those rare artists, always working COMPLETLY out of the BOX! Taking it to the next level is an understatement, from a wow, to a WOW, WOW, WOW…. Always so visually appealing but more importantly what she does, JUST makes sense. 100% satisfaction is guaranteed!! Don’t take my word, visit her at You will be glad that you did and by the way, she really is not a flower snob!

Tim Martin – Guitar Guru – Keeping it local

Looking for the all can do music guy?  This guy ROCKS and believe it or not, he is right in your back yard!!! I can’t say enough about Tim.   Tim played at our client’s wedding this past weekend and I can honestly say HE really made the event!! With some classical guitar work as the bride walked down the aisle, he kept the young and old well entertained throughout the night.

Check out his website

Rockwood Manor

Photography by Jim schaal


 A beautiful outdoor venue not so far from home, just a short 45 minute drive from Roanoke in Dublin. This is where you will find true Southern hospitality: a manor built 130 years ago that has as much charm today as I am sure it did back then. Imagine being able to go back in time when life seemed a little easier, if only for a day, your biggest day! This day will be a day you will remember for the rest of your life!  Spectacular grounds, beautiful home, gorgeous views… this venue is a brides dream.

For more info. check out their website at

The Patrick Henry – Fox 21/27 – Roanoke Divas

Another Fab Event in the Patrick Henry Hotel Ballroom!!!

Floral by Caroline LaRocca – Photography by William Mahone

Linens – Chairs  &  Food by Schaal’s