The AllSpice Sixth Anniversary Party is one for the books, and what a party it was!
It’s our sixth anniversary this month, and we celebrated the milestone in style at our party last Friday, October 21:
We asked AllSpice owner, Rory Brown, what seemed to be the most popular dishes at the bash. He said the guests especially went for the fancy appetizers made by AllSpicer (and cook extraordinaire) Jocelyn Stanton:
- The Cuban pork with pineapple salsa on the plantain chip
- The mushroom paté
- The lavender goat cheese, cheesecakes with ginger snap crusts.
- The eggplant tagine with the Harissa oil
He added, “the chicken was was pretty amazing too. And as always, the cupcakes from Creme Cupcake were a hit. We love that they use AllSpice ingredients like Vanilla and Cinnamon in their baking. We like to think this gives us bragging rights – a little bit! – over their fantastic desserts.”
Rory continues: “We had a wonderful time at the party on Friday. It is always so fun to see so many familiar faces. And we enjoy the surprised new faces of people who wander in off the street, and find themselves in the middle of a party. What an introduction to the store!
“Andy and I are so blessed and happy with the wonderful staff, customers and friends that continue to help support us to make this the best Culinarium out there, year after year. I’m already looking forward to next year’s party, and can’t wait to start coming up with some more interesting things to taste.”
Thanks to the AllSpice staff, past and present, for helping last Friday’s festivities flow so smoothly! A very special thank-you goes to Jocelyn, who developed the recipes and cooked up all the beautiful food we served at the party.
Thanks, too, to original AllSpice owner/ co-founder, Jennifer Geer Rhoads, and to AllSpice friend Brian Ryerson, for sharing their party photos with us. We got so caught up in party prep, and then in the celebration, that we forgot to take photos (again!) this year. Your pictures captured the fun, and saved the day.