The team at Jennie Cooks Catering headed to the UCLA Fowler Museum
to work the opening celebration for the exhibit “Central Nigeria Unmasked: Arts of the Benue River Valley”. What a lovely venue in which to feed hungry culture seekers on a warm Los Angeles winter’s night. The introduction ceremony was held downstairs in a large open air atrium. There were tray passed appetizers featuring our spinach fritters with bistro dippy, as well as assorted pretzels, roasted nuts and imported cheeses to complement the open bar.
Once the ceremony was finished for the 300 VIP guests, another swell of an additional 400 guests headed upstairs to the rooftop reception in the tented open air patio. Guests were greeted with huge cheese and fruit trays highlighted by exotic manchego, brie and parmesan grana padano cheeses. Amongst the cheese trays, petite red cooked turkey meatballs were served. A dozen servers enchanted the guests with tray passed hors D’oeuvrerie of bacon wrapped dates, endive with chevre mirepoix and more delicious spinach fritters with bistro dippy. All the food was well received and fully consumed. As the night wound down, the guests enjoyed the sounds of an authentic African live band. It’s always a great pleasure to work at a L.A. cultural landmark.