If there is one thing we love, it’s creating food stations with that unforgettable wow-factor. Our mission is to have you licking your lips in reminiscence for years to come. To that end, the creative process sometimes means obsessing over the details and overindulging on the practice runs. Hey, what’s a few extra pounds gained when at the end of the day we get to watch you kiss the cook’s in Burrata bliss?
Without further a-drool… Introducing… Kiss the Cook’s DIY Burrata Station!
If you are already a Burrata enthusiast, you may want to skip this brief introductory paragraph.
Burrata is a semi soft Italian cheese originating in south Italy. It’s name literally translates into “buttered”, which perfectly describes it’s rich flavor. Although it resembles fresh Mozzarella, it’s what’s inside that counts. Burrata has a solid outer curd made from Mozzerella which is formed into a hollow pouch, then filled with curd and fresh cream. When you cut into it’s pillow-y exterior, the creamy goodness inside spills out with a milky, buttery flavor that’s rich without being too indulgent.
This handmade cheese is best served fresh at room temperature, which is why we insist on serving it within 24 hours of it’s creation.
I have personally made entire meals out of burrata, simply paired with ripe tomatoes, fresh picked basil, a great olive oil and some crusty Italian bread. In my opinion, it’s a dish that’s great for sharing with those you love and savoring in a slow grazing style (although pacing yourself will be hard to do!).
The fun and interactive build-your-own style of this station allows guests to top their Burratas to taste with a wide array of gourmet ingredients that pair well with the cheese. We feature an assortment of roasted beets, marinated olives, warm tomato salad with basil, roasted grapes, fig and pine nut salsa, sun dried tomato and for a little added crunch and saltiness our house made prosciutto chips.
The station is a refreshing new take on a traditional antipasto buffet with a modern, beautiful presentation that’s sure to make your next party instagramable!
I’m a huge fan of presenting toppings in clear glass dishes. It really let’s the beauty of the ingredients shine. The textures and colors make it seem possible to taste the food with your eyes.
We thought matching the shape of the Burrata with a glass sphere bowl was a nice touch and decided to carry it through the station by using larger versions of the same shaped dishes to hold our toppings.
Copper metal splashes throughout the station with the serving utensils and warming dishes were an intentional nod to what we’re predicting to be a design trend this year. Bring on the copper!
At Kiss the Cook we totally love ourselves some rustic character, so the harvest table and wooden risers were our first choice for this station design. The juxtaposition of the glass and wood added a ton of character and timeless beauty to our delectable spread.
It’s important to note that we have the ability to transform this presentation with a few tweaks. All our designs can be adapted to your unique taste and style. We also factor in the style of your venue, potential color scheme, guest count and several other important considerations to decide what presentation is the best fit for each unique event.
Stay tuned if you’d like to see us roll out more mouth-watering food stations in 2020. It’s slated to be our busiest event season ever (so excited!!!) and we just want to take a moment to thank all of you for inspiring us and allowing us to do what we love everyday.
We look forward to serving you!
Fia Pagnello, Founder and CEO
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