Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Feast Your Eyes On This

When it comes to season finales, you're probably accustomed to TV programs pulling out all the stops with cliffhangers, inconceivable drama and unseemly revelations. Well, we're having a season finale of our own next week, and you will be left wanting more from Bonus Round, behold fabulous fall décor and taste absurdly delicious foods. That's right, the 2010 season of Cocktails in The Gardens will end on Thursday, October 14, finishing off yet another exciting successful series of fun, food and music.

Bonus Round is one of Birmingham's
most popular local music acts.
The evening, sponsored by Ford Fiesta Little Big Tour, has a most fitting theme: "Autumn Harvest Feastival." With the recent cooler temps and the gradual transition to beautiful fall colors, it only seems appropriate that we celebrate the changing seasons. (And just two days before the Fall Plant Sale as well!) Bonus Round, known for their array of musical influences, will delight us with a diverse set list with a little something for everyone: from southern rock to hip-hop to pop classics. They'll surprise you with their off-beat set lists, jazzy interpretations and engaging presence.

Occasions by Wynfrey has catered each
Cocktails in The Gardens this year.
In September, they provided us with
a slew of comfort foods.
On to the tasting portion of the night! The signature cocktail will be Black Cherry Rum Punch. I don't know what that is, but I know it sounds delightfully desirable for the occasion. And speaking of occasions, in addition to an intriguing signature drink, Occasions by Wynfrey has put together a stellar menu--yet again! Hors d'oeuvres will include Sweet Potato Fries with Cinnamon Sugar, Fall Apple Slaw, Balsamic Grilled Vegetable Skewers, Cranberry Chicken and Arugula Pinwheels, Miniature Braised Short Rib Pot Pie and Black Pepper Crustini with Herb Cheese. They will also be serving up Warm Apple Cider for those looking for something non-alcoholic or simply trying to get in the fall spirit.

This is what I imagine Kirsti's
immaculate decorations will
look like...although I fancy
chocolate literally dripping
from all angles!
Now, take the timely treats and place them on a backdrop of chocolate linens with vases filled with tree branches, red, orange and yellow flowers, green accents and chocolate-colored trimmings. What you have is the styling genius of Kirsti Berry, who owns her own event design company, Décor by Kirsti. If past performance dictates future success, I predict that you'll want to grab a glass of cider, a plate of cinnamon sugar coated sweet potato fries and bundle up in the autumnal atmosphere. Go ahead and buy your tickets online and avoid waiting at the door (by the way, members get in free, join now and you'll automatically be on the Will Call list).

While you're here, take a peek at all the cool gear that Ford Fiesta is bringing with them on the Little Big Tour (click on the picture below to check out their Facebook® page). All of our sponsors and links to their websites can be found on our website.

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