Olympia Catering Blog

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Kapok Special Events Open House

Have you ever been to the Kapok Special Events Center in Clearwater, Florida? This lavish event space opened as a restaurant in the 50s and through many decades has remained a charming space to host an event!

Front Entrance to the Kapok Special Events Center in Clearwater, FLBallroom of the Kapok Special Events Center in Clearwater, FL

The team over at the Kapok has recently made improvements to the space and decided to celebrate with an open house. If you’re wondering how much it has changed, don’t worry – the true character of the Kapok is still shining with the extravagant charms, columns, statues and sparkling chandeliers!

When the wonderful ladies at the Kapok called on us to cater this event, we were overflowing with excitement! We put together a colorful menu with several different types of cuisine to thrill the palette. The custom menu is listed below with gorgeous pictures from Richard Harrell Photography. If you are looking to host an event similar to this, contact us to receive a custom quote.

Kapok Special Events Menu


Olympia Catering Braised Osso Buco Bite on a Parmesan Black Pepper Edible Spoon with Mascarpone Mashed Potatoes and a Barbera Jus

Braised Osso Buco Bite on a Parmesan Black Pepper Edible Spoon with Mascarpone Mashed Potatoes and a Barbera Jus

Fried Squid Silo with a Spicy Smoked Tomato Aioli

Goat Cheese Popover with Strawberry Bruschetta and Balsamic Drizzle



Olympia Yucatan Supper Club with Mini Tacos

Bar Height Food Station with Chiavari Bar Stools Where Guests “Belly Up” for Unique Taco Creations Presented on a Dried Bean Bar - Guests can Nosh on Plantain Ribbon Chips Presented with Lime Salt Shakers and Choose From:

Tequila Braised Chicken Taco with Lime Crema, Pickled Onion and Cotija Cheese

Grilled Dorado Taco with Sriacha Candied Bacon, Papaya Slaw and Ginger Emulsion


Traditional Ceramic Tagines Displayed in Bookshelves with Moroccan Books and Lanterns – Guests Choose From:

Moroccan Beef Meatball Tagines with Israeli Cous Cous and Chopped Cilantro

Gulf Shrimp and Vegetable Tagines with Israeli Cous Cous, Flat Leaf Parsley and Preserved Lemon


Olympia Push-Up Pop Chandelier Display

Florida Farm Strawberry Short Cake Push Up Pop with Amaretto Whipped Topping

Nutella Chocolate Cheesecake Push Up Pops with Candied Hazelnut Topping  

Thank you to all of the vendors involved in this celebration!


Venue: Kapok Special Events Center

Planner: Natalia Day with Events Remembered by ND Event

Caterer: Olympia Catering & Events

Coffee Cart: Café a la Carte

Photographer: Richard Harrell Photography

Photo Booth: Prints Charming

Lighting and Rentals: Cheers Events

Regency Rentals and Décor: IM Events

DJ: Cory from Grant Hemond

Ceremony Flowers and Decor: Events in Bloom

Ballroom Flowers and Decor: The Bride’s Bouquet

Author: LauraWalsh


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