October 7, 2011
Bite by Bite: Peter Callahan's First Book!
Posted by Darcy Miller
Over the course of planning a wedding, brides tend to become very fond of their vendors. As they should. Vendors become the trustworthy stewards who seamlessly execute their very important day.
In the 16 years we've been publishing Martha Stewart Weddings, I, too, have grown fond of the vendors and experts we've featured in our pages.
And over the years, I have turned to caterer Peter Callahan time and time again for special celebrations -- he created the spread for our "Martha Throws a Wedding" episode on the Today Show, helped us put together a bridal shower for Dylan Lauren, and perfected the nuptials of Martha's nephew at her Beford farm. I can be certain of three things when I hire Peter: The food will be delicious and made with only the freshest ingredients, the presentation will be clean and original, and the service will be impeccable (he also has a very cute waitstaff!).
So I was thrilled when Peter thought of me to host a party to celebrate his new book, Bite by Bite. You should totally pick up a copy! Check out some of the snapshots from the event, and have fun looking through some other culinary creations he's put together for the magazine over the years.
2 I wanted to do something personal with the artwork for Peter's favor. A simple drawing or picture printed from your home computer and wrapped around a box is just the ticket. Check out this one from Nashville Wraps.
3 Inside were mini strawberry-rhubarb and apple pies.
4 Delightful mojitos were served.
5 Myself and wedding planner Michelle Rago (http://www.michelleragoltd.com).
6 Peter's famous mini grilled-cheese sandwiches.
7 How adorable are his edible flower pots?!
8 Event designers Holly Greenwald and Matthew Robbins (http://matthewrobbinsdesign.com/) and Amanda Allen of registry site NewlyWish (http://www.newlywish.com/).
9 Mini tacos served with little Patron bottles.
10 Amanda Sidman of the Daily News and Alice Ryan of Dreyfus Ashby and Co.
11 There's nothing better than a mini milkshake topped with a chocolate-chip cookie.
12 Jackie Weppner of Merci New York (http://mercinewyork.com)and David Beahm (http://www.davidbeahm.com/).
13 Cavier on an edible spoon is perfectly paired with a vodka chaser.
14 Matthew Robbins with photographer Mel Barlow (http://www.melbarlow.com/mel/wedding/).
15 I loved these spaghetti twist-ups on meatballs!
16 Peter with wedding planner Nicky Reinhard (http://www.davidreinhard.com/).
17 The gorgeous flower arrangements were by Matthew Robbins.
18 Chesie Breen of Clover magazine; myself; Peter and his wife, Josephine; Deb Hughes and our special-projects editor, Anthony Luscia.
20 Sylvia Weinstock of gorgeous-cake fame and Anthony Luscia.
21 Baby Coca Colas washed down fried chicken.
22 Lisa Barr from the Examiner and weddings blogger Anne Chertoff of From "I Will" to "I Do." (http://from-i-will-to-i-do.blogspot.com/)
23 Peter along with Jenny Steffens Hobick of Everyday Occasions (http://www.occasionskc.com/).
24 Peter with Maria Cooke and Kelly Seizert from Ritzy Bee Events (http://ritzybee.com/).
25 Who doesn't love a mini ice pop for dessert?!
27 Peter, myself, and event guru Preston Bailey with their new books!
28 Allison Malec and Erin Furey of Martha Stewart Weddings
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