Sara Hickman

 

Sara Hickman

A really astounding event is usually accompanied by fair to successful catering. In the case of my experience with a recent charitable luncheon, I was, sincerely, blown away by the level of artistry, taste and variety in the meal provided by Dallas’ own Cassandra Tomasetti.

The mouth watering individual sized red velvet cake with white chocolate cream cheese icing (which wasn’t actually white, but a delicate sea foam mint green capped with a tiny violet flower of shaped sugar), sat directly in front of me as I sipped my tea, waiting to be eaten after the first course. However, I finally consumed that as my first course. To be blunt, it was, without a doubt, the singular most exquisite cake I have ever eaten. (Better than the Italian creme cake my mother-in-law lovingly created for my wedding, so that’s saying a LOT.) The fork glided effortlessly through the moist, gorgeous deep burgandy color, accentuated by internal stripes of delicious cream cheese frosting, and it all melted in my mouth. I believe I actually sighed with joy out loud.I had to eat the entire thing, even as I was nodding my head to the delightful conversation of John McCaa and the other guests at our table, who were soon also eating their deserts, as well! I seriously eyed the cake next to me, but just then, our lunch arrived and I recognized more artful yum was about to be consumed.

Now, I am a vegetarian, so right off the bat, I had to ponder long and hard about eating what was in front of me: a meyer lemon-spring thyme roasted chicken and asparagus salad with celaric, roasted fuji apple, frisee and creamy garlic dressing, standing at attention like the tower of Babel. I had never seen such an interesting presentation! After much consideration, I decided: this is an opportunity to experience something I will never, possibly, get to experience, again,and, so, without further ado, I dipped my fork into what turned out to be much more stable a tower than I suspected, and took a wee bite of what was a mouthwatering concoction of supreme brilliance. The mixture of flavors was absolutely stunning. Am I being dramatic? No. I am telling you, quite frankly, that these were new sensations for my palate, and it was thrilled. Again, I ate every bite, and drank my tea in celebration of a wise decision. I have not, nor shall I, break my vegetarianism again, but I am certainly glad I talked myself into eating what was the perfect meal.

Especially in the order I enjoyed the consumption!

Gratefully and Happily,
Sara Hickman