Entertaining Company Dossier

Occasion: An “Un-Birthday” 50th Birthday Celebration

Location: Chicago

The “Unbirthday” Mission

Initial consultation revealed…

  • Our sophisticated client wanted to celebrate her birthday with friends in a light and festive way in a fresh, downtown venue.
  • She was passionate about throwing a high energy party with lots of music, dancing and fun! It was all about being young at heart!

The Entertaining Company Recommendation:

Sex in the Second City!


  • Location: The Ivy Room at Tree Studios
  • The setting was a sophisticated night club with a regal touch,  complete with lounge couches, Chivari Bar Stools with pink champagne seats and tables fully set with purple goblets
  • Buffets set with beautiful white rim with silver edge dinner plates, King Arthur-style flatware and silver twist linen – flashy, fabulous and fun!

Food & Drink:

Fabulous Cocktails…

  • Guiseppe Verdi made of vodka, aperol, clover honey syrup, fresh grapefuit juice and Prosecco and grapefruit garnish

Easy to Eat and Light Hors d’oeuvres to Facilitate Dancing

(presented on chantilly frost, vintage and silver pebble glass chargers…)

  • New Zealand Lamb Chops
  • Pear and Brie Quesadillas seasonal fruit chutney
  • Spicy Tuna Roll Tuna chili sauce and sesame seeds
  • Homey Pigs in a Blanket
  • Chiffonade of Caesar Salad in savory scooper
  • Red and Gold Beet Stack with goat cheese micro green garnish
  • Pomegranate Molasses Chicken Rolls cucumber, spring onion, chili and local sprouts
  • Thai Chili Beef Salad Rolls hoisin and lime dip

Guacamole and Mex Bar

  • Sea Bass In Banana Leaf with coconut curry sauce
  • Chef-Carved Flank Steak Mexican style
  • Guacamole Bar made live by chef and presented in mini martini glasses with the following mix-ins: sour cream, pico de gallo salsa, shredded cheddar, chopped onion, chopped tomatoes, chopped cilantro, roasted black beans and Entertaining Company handmade tortilla chips
  • Red Snapper Taco tomatillo salsa, cilantro, soft corn tortillas

Meat and Potato Station

  • Chef-Carved Roasted Beef Tenderloin horseradish sauce and arugula sauce
  • Chef-Carved Seared Tuna lemon mustard wasabi sauce
  • Grilled Asparagus with charred tomatoes, parmesan curls
  • Sweet Potato Frites in paper cone with pineapple chutney


Mini Cupcakes

  • Chocolate Cupcakes with chocolate buttercream
  • Vanilla Cupcakes with vanilla buttercream and 14-carat gold flakes and
  • Banana Cupcakes with chocolate chips
  • Fresh Berry Bar strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, chantilly cream and lemon curd