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A Quince at The Ringling

Desi’s Quince at The Ringling was nothing short of magical. The lavish party was held in the Courtyard of The Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, FL. Built in the 1920s, it was a perfect location for the Great Gatsby themed Quince. We loved the art deco details with white feathers, crystals, pearls, candelabras, and gold accents everywhere. We can’t think of a more fabulous setting to celebrate Desi and her 15th birthday!


When creating Desi’s menu, we wanted to serve a meal that felt fun and sophisticated for teenage taste buds and adults alike. Listed below we’ve included her menu and magnificent vendor team.

Happy Birthday Desi!


Desi’s Quince Menu

Passed Hors D'oeuvres

Mini Yucatan Chicken Tacos with Cotija Cheese, Lime Crema, Pickled Onion

Fresh Tomato-Basil Buschetta on Housemade Crostini

Mini Beef Wellington with a Mushroom Duxelle

Dinner Stations

Salad Martini Station

Classic Caesar Salad Martini with Chopped Romaine, Shaved Parmesan, Caesar Dressing, and Garlic Croutons

Spring Mix Salad with Sweet Florida Strawberries, Goat Cheese, Pecans, and a Honey-Tarragon Vinaigrette

Italian Salad with Mixed Greens, Fresh Mozzarella, Red and Yellow Tomatoes, Basil Chiffonade, and a Pesto Vinaigrette

Flatbread Station

Margherita Flatbread with Fresh Tomato Sauce, Basil Leaves, and Fresh Mozzarella with Grated Parmesan Cheese

Italian Sausage and Mozzarella Flatbread with Italian Sausage, Mozzarella Cheese and Caramelized Onions

Spinach Flatbread with Fresh Spinach, Ripe Tomato, Ricotta, and Melted Mozzarella

Pasta Station

Penne and Tricolor Tortellini with Shrimp, Grilled Chicken, Basil Marinara, Creamy Alfredo, Sliced Mushrooms, Sundried Tomatoes, Shredded Parmesan, Broccoli Florets, Sliced Black Olives and Rosemary Foccacia Bread

Carving Station

Pepper-Charred Carved Roast Beef with Horseradish Sauce and Cilantro Pesto

Oven-Roasted Red Potatoes with Parsley

Late Night Snack

Grilled Cheese Minis and Tomato Cream Soup Shots

French Fry Shooters  


Vendor Team

Venue: The Ringling

Planner: Tres Chic Weddings & Events

Caterer: Olympia Catering

Décor: FH Weddings

Rentals: A Chair Affair

Linen: Over the Top

DJ: DJ Papi

Photographer: Alain Martinez

Cake: The Cake Zone

Sweets Table: Chic Sweets

Transportation: Sarasota Trolley

Photobooth: Photogenica

Author: LauraWalsh
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