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Taste of Jay’s, The Estate on Second

Our latest Taste of Jay’s was held in our beautiful, historical venue in downtown Santa Ana, The Estate on Second. Taste of Jay’s is an event where we invite future brides and grooms, event coordinators and more to taste and sample what Jay’s Catering can offer for a wedding or event, as well as give guests a chance to explore our magical venue.

Arriving at the Taste of Jay’s, our Event Specialists greet guest to help guide their experience and answer any questions. Guests are then invited to try all of the delicious appetizers, entrees, sides and desserts from our most popular menus. The first station at the grand entrance of the Crystal Ballroom was our Tuscan Bruschetta Station where guests created their own bruschetta. With our Rosemary Olive Baguettes and so many delicious topping combinations to choose from (including Spring Pea Hummus, Caramelized Maui Onions with Roasted Garlic, Mixed Heirloom Tomatoes, White Truffle Oil and Fig Balsamic Syrup), the options were nearly endless!

Our Mashed Potato and Mac & Cheese Bar was a hit with the crowds with options like Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes, Sweet Mashed Potatoes and Panko crusted Mac & Cheese. Guests were able to top their dishes with delectable toppings of their choice such as Applewood Smoked Bacon, Chives, Cheese, Brown Sugar, Pecans and Butter.

Outside on the Terrace we featured our Flatbread Station and Taco Bar, where our chefs were cooking up a storm! For Tacos, we served up Pollo Asado and Al Pastor with tons of topping options, salsas and chips. Our Flatbreads are always fresh off the grill with an option of Pancetta & Fontina Cheese or Mediterranean Veggie.

We also featured some of our other most beloved food stations including Poke, BBQ Sliders, the Carvery, Chicken entrees, Paella and Pasta! (Hungry yet?) To end the night on a sweet note, we had a Donut jammed Dessert Station, featuring all of our sweet-tooth favorites including Chocolate Raspberry Decadence, Macarons, Fresh Fruit Tarts, and of course, mountains and mountains of donuts.

The Craft Cocktail Bar was the center of the party! Guests were invited to this DIY station to craft their own drinks by first choosing some delicious fruits, herbs and juices to muddle in their glasses. Our bartender then added their alcohol of choice to create a unique drink specialized for each guest.

During the evening’s tasting, we had the very talented Vox DJs spinning the latest and greatest tracks for a fun and energetic night! Our tasting events are like no other, because we always feature a handful of talented vendors such as DJs, live bands, photo booths and florists to provide inspiration for your event. From the entertainment to the seasonally themed decor, we make sure our parties leave you inspired and full.

For more information on Taste of Jay's or to book Jay's Catering for your next event, email info@jayscatering.com.

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