Sunday, April 18, 2010

You Had Me at Jello

This was a super fun project- With a Pulley- food in little packages arrived through out the night- guests were shocked when the started- but then kept peaking behind the stage excited for what was next. The Jello Table was awesome because it took people a while to feel comfortable picking up the different cubes of flavor- but once they warmed up to the idea it was a magnet - pulling you back for more.

The Pully

The Cocktail Party

"The Cocktail Party" Team: Lisa Kagen, Frances Kroner, Thom McKenna

Monday, April 12, 2010

My New Job So here goes my official announcement: I'm going to be the Chef at Picnic And Pantry: ! Lisa Kagen (of Melt) is opening a boutique grocery aka micro-market - filled with good food - and I will be stocking the shelves with ready to go foods and snacks- We will also be catering and offering some other really exciting food events down the road.

Although I will be crazy busy for the next few months (we are to open some time in may!) Feast will stay alive! Feel free to write if you want to host one- And stay tuned for our opening party & feasts in the future Yeah!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

The Cocktail Party

The Cocktail Party

March 27th 8pm

The Maitri Center-Northside
4120 Hamilton ave.
25/donation @ the door

Music (live & mixed)

appetizers will appear out of nowhere

Alcohol less bar (you bring the hard stuff),

we provide the mixens

Brought to you by a collaboration of minds:

The Creatives Welcomes

Lisa Kagen

Experiment Feast

Friday, March 12, 2010

Wine me Dine me Menu

The Fall Phenomenon & 11-20-2009


Birds in Flight

Eating Outside the Box

Vegetarian Feast, 6-25-2009

Party: client feast

Feast 8-27-2009

no. 10: adventures in food cartography

no.9 "redefining...dessert before dinner"2

no. 8 "redefining....dessert before dinner"1

no.7: "summer's last stage"

no. 6 "common thread"

5: Heat Wave

Feast 3 & 4

Feast Number 2: "Acoustic and Electric"

The First Feast

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Experiment Feast

Next up:
Experiment Feast

This weekend..stay tuned for photos and menu.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Wine me Dine me Menu

Wine me Dine me

February 20, 2010

Dinner Menu

Sauvignon Blank

Oyster Cream & Cilantro



Fettuccini, Burr Blank with Crab, Capers and Celery Root Slaw


Pinot Noir

Blackberry & Ginger Tart with Duck



Rosemary Skewered Beef, Shitake Sauce



Apples, Brie, Bacon, Thyme



Cornbread Pudding, Pulled Pork, Smoke Paprika coated Redskin Potato

Something Bubbly?

Olive Oil Cake with Chocolate Mouse, Orange Crème Anglease and Almond Praline

Monday, February 15, 2010

No Nose Makes Menu Planing Difficult

While attempting to draw in new guests to feast- We are throwing several dinner parties in a row. Now all those who have wanted to come can choose between dates and schedule further in advance than we previously made possible. Makes sense.... but I (Frannie) have a cold. Having a cold now for a few days while trying to write up menu's for these feasts has brought me back to a realization I made in junior high- I used to love being sick then- it meant going home and watching movies, being pampered... But then the day came when I realized the major downfall of being sick. I was sitting there in the lunch room all stuffed up, trying to figure out why on earth my thin-mints didn't taste. Yep thats all, they didn't taste.

You use your nose to taste 70% of what you eat so when you can't smell, well lets just say it's an unfortunate turn of events for a girl who thinks about what she's going to have for lunch several days in advance.

Fear not partygoers- menu's will be planned- and this cold will break! But until then I will be eating the same hard-boiled eggs for all meals a day until it dose.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Wine me Dine me Introduction

February 20, 2010

Our next event will be in Northside (surprise, surprise). We will have a Brian from City Cellars there to pour, answer questions and let us in on some wine facts that will help even the pourist of wine enthusiasts make a more proper paring. 7pm- e-mail for reservation & location.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Upcoming Feasts:
Coming up with themes for these events is a balance of: dish concepts, ingredient muses, guests taste, locations, kitchens, book/art/nature inspirations as well as a whole lot of logistics. There are always four ridiculous ideas for every one reasonable- worthy one. Below is a list of ideas- some I have done in the past, others I am doing soon, and a few ideas that might never come to be.

Electric and Acoustic
Painted from Memory
Knife, Fork & Spoon
heat wave
Common Thread
"form and function"
The fall Phenomenon
Eating Outside the Box
Smoke more food Eat more beer
Hogworts Favorites (all the food you read about in Harry Potter...)
From Above
Adventures in Food Cartography
Reveling and Concealing (coming up...)
Honest & Elemental
Comes in Threes
Finger food
Earth Wind Water Fire
dirt food/dirty foods
mystery meal
History of 10 ingredients
(this is part of a "food nerd" series- set up with stations, you go up to a station and they have history of the item as well has twists on historical preparations- Other parts of this series include "science geek" with all the newish trends of playing with food like a scientist- as well is info about the science of how things cook- And a "wine dork" - self explanatory.
"I'm kind of a big deal"
I just liked that phrase for a while, but I think it would be appropriate for a feast with lots of young artists and performers and their work- to showcase to other creatives- maybe change the name to "their kind of a big deal"
agility (or other empowering words)
edible flowers
self contained
Spread the Love
A Valentines feast where tickets would be sold in groups of one or three- more of a mingle party with shots of "love potion"
Black Bowtie
I really want to do this one- Imagine a club from the 40's or 50's- with tables in a semi-circle around the stage- a live jazz band, with fancy food and drink- fancy gowns and occasional spurts of couples getting up to dance