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Bella Varenna Grand Opening!

We are thrilled to invite you to attend the grand opening celebration of Austin’s newest wedding venue on the shores of Lake Travis! We’ve truly made this event an “ATX Bridal Experience,” complete with margaritas, live music and food trucks!

Don’t miss the opportunity to win some amazing raffle prizes, from free bar and china packages at Bella Varenna to gift cards to some of the best restaurants and shops that Austin has to offer.

Bella Varenna is proud to welcome the following sponsors:
Royal Fig Catering
Premiere Party Central
ATX DJ
Live Oak Photobooth
Michelle’s Patisserie
Sasha Haagensen Photography
Bouquets of Austin
Full Spectrum Ice
The Seedling Truck
The Peached Tortilla

Register online at: http://event.pingg.com/BellaVarenna

We look forward to seeing you there!

Holiday specials in the Harvest Room

Harvest Room Open House

You are cordially invited to Open House at the Harvest Room brought to you by Royal Fig Catering!! Please join us Thursday, June 21st from 5 to 8pm for appetizers, signature cocktails, and an exclusive opportunity to view this rustic inspired space.  Open house goers will experience food and drink creations inspired by Chef Dan Stacy.  This intimate setting is the perfect location for a number of gatherings and events from rehearsal dinners and showers to corporate functions and private parties for all seasons and reasons.  It is our honor to showcase what co-owners Dan and Kristen Stacy have conjured up to bring fresh and simple cuisine to you in an atmosphere that truly encompasses simple comfort and accessibility for your next festivity.

To RSVP visit event.pingg.com/HarvestRoomSoiree

Artisan Dinner reservations available for May 25th

Following Royal Fig’s successfully lively and tasty Artisan Dinner featuring Antonelli’s Cheese Shop last month, we are excited to announce this month’s local collaborator: CONFITURAS–maker of hand-crafted jams, jellies, confits and preserves! We would like to personally invite you to the dinner, which will take place at The Harvest Room at Royal Fig, a private dining and event space adjacent to Royal Fig’s Westlake kitchens. The Harvest Room, with a capacity of about 40, serves as a versatile space not only for Royal Fig’s multi-series supper club, but also rehearsal dinners, showers, cocktail parties, corporate events and functions of all kinds. For more info on The Harvest Room availability and events, visit http://www.royalfig.com/harvest-room/ .

Chef Dan Stacy has created a tantalizing 5-course menu to showcase Confituras’ Central Texas creations with Royal Fig’s artfully simple cuisine, thoughtfully made with the freshest seasonal ingredients from local farms and purveyors:

 Passed Appetizer of Fried Squash Blossoms with Blueberry Basil Jam Crème Fraiche
 Amuse-Bouche of Duck Sausage with Blackberry Jam and Lime
 1st Course: Cold Smoked Scallop with Tomato Confit
 2nd Course: Grilled Pork Belly with Pickled Blueberry Gastrique
 3rd Course: Pan Roasted Quail with Summer Squash and Green Tomato Jam
 4th Course: Wild Boar Chops with Ginger Peach Glaze and Grilled Broccolini
 5th Course: Bourbon Brown Sugar Peach Panna Cotta

This event is B.Y.O.B.–diners are encouraged to bring their favorite wines, brews or other beverages to compliment the meal.

WHEN: Friday, May 25th at 7:30 pm

WHERE: The Harvest Room at Royal Fig
4238 Bee Cave Rd. 78746

*Tickets for the Artisan Dinner featuring Confituras can be purchased for $65 each by contacting Harvest Room Manager Jerod Hruska. Due to limited seating, please include the number in the party and secure with a credit card number and expiration date.
*For further information and reservations, email jerod @ royalfig.com, or Mr. Hruska can be reached at 512-739-3233.

Sincerely Hope to See You There!
–The Royal Fig Family–

Artisan Dinner featuring Confituras now on sale!

Artisan Dinner Series featuring Antonelli’s Cheese Shop

The Harvest Room Artisan Dinner Series

We would like to announce our new event space, right next door to our Westlake kitchens:  The Harvest Room at Royal Fig!

photo by Sasha Haagensen Photography

The space will play host to rehearsal dinners, corporate events, cocktail parties, showers and functions of all kinds. To introduce you to the exclusive new space, we would like to invite you to the premiere of our multi-series supper club: The Artisan Dinner Featuring Antonelli’s Cheese Shop.

Chef Dan Stacy has created a brilliant five-course menu for this event with Antonelli’s Cheesemonger Paul Kiry—both will be present at the meal to discuss the selections. The event is B.Y.O.B., so diners are encouraged to bring beverages of their choice.

Seating is extremely limited and reservations can be secured with a credit card #/expiration date for $65 per person.

When: Sunday, April 29th at 6:00
Where: The Harvest Room at Royal Fig 4238 Bee Cave Rd. 78746
R.S.V.P.: Contact Jerod Hruska at jerod @ royalfig.com or by telephone at 512-739-3233

Photo by Sasha Haagensen

photo by Sasha Haagensen


photo by Sasha Haagensen

Another Pig Roast Wedding, Photos by Katherine O’Brien

Pig Roast Wedding, Photo by Katherine O'Brien

We are just in love with these photos by Katherine O’Brien that were taken at Mercury Hall a couple of months ago.  The couple wanted a casual pig roast, and we certainly delivered!  The father of the bride even made a custom pig carving board and signed it for the couple.

Grilled Tomato and Blue Cheese Flatbread, Photo by Katherine O'Brien

On the menu:
Mini Corn Cakes with Mole and Chives
Grilled Tomato and Blue Cheese Flatbread
Wild Boar Tataki with Arugula
Whole Roasted Pig
Ancho Chile Sauce
Pineapple Jicama Slaw
Pork Belly Braised Kale
Green Chile Mac and Cheese
Smores Bar with Mini Smores Pops

Click on the link below and see all of the pictures on Katherine’s blog.

http://katherineophoto.blogspot.com/2011/11/kristin-scotts-mercury-hall-wedding.html

Royal Fig named “Best Caterer of 2011″

We are so honored to have recently been named “Best Caterer of 2011″ in the Texas Hill Country region by Texas Meetings and Events Magazine! Thank you so much to those who nominated and voted for us.

Some of our other friends who won in their categories are:

Best Rental Service Provider: Premiere Party Central
Best Meeting/Event Planning Company: Leave the Details to Me
Best Rental Service Provider, Gulf Coast: Intelligent Lighting Design

Congrats to all of the nominees and winners!

Behind the scenes with Royal Fig published by Tribeza

We are thrilled to be featured on Tribeza Magazine’s blog today! Thanks so much to wedding columnist, Carol Shih, for seeking us out to do a “behind the scenes” article! Carol shadowed us at a wedding we catered at the Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs Mansion a couple of weeks ago. It was such a fun night for the couple, Laura and Garson and we were grateful to be a part of it. Here is a link to the article so you can see a little bit of the fun we have working behind the scenes!

http://tribeza.com/myblog/behind-scenes-caterer%E2%80%99s-view-wedding