A Perfect Summer Soiree with Social Expressions

By Anna McCoy On Thursday, August 22 nd, 2013 · no Comments · In Chef's Expressions News ,Event Ideas ,Event Planning and Catering ,Social Expressions ,Wine & Food


presents: Lovin’ Summer with Social Expressions

On August 14th, 2013, Animal Allies Rescue Foundation (AARF) presented a Lovin’ Summer Soiree with Social Expressions at The American Visionary Art Museum.

social bar avam day

The soiree began at 6pm. Surrounded by the beautiful glass mosaics, guests arrived and were immediately drawn to the signature “Hard Lemonade Stand”.

lemonade sign only

hard lemonade stand

Sponsored by Sloop Betty Vodka, our classic “sidewalk style” Lemonade Stand welcomed the guests with three flavors: classic lemonade, strawberry lemonade & blueberry lemonade. A perfect refresher for a hot summer evening!

[caption id="attachment_3140" align="aligncenter" width="458"]capt morgan sloop betty Liquor sponsor for the evening, Sloop Betty Vodka[/caption]

michelle group

Everyone arrived “photo ready” as The Umbrella Syndicate brought the party to life through their captivating snap shots.

[caption id="attachment_3207" align="aligncenter" width="462"]ken rochan Ken Rochon of The Umbrella Syndicate[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3208" align="aligncenter" width="459"]erika solo President & Founder of Animal Allies Rescue Foundation (AARF), Arika Pevenstein[/caption]

kim flood and friend

Chef’s Expressions provided a delicious menu for the evening, putting a culinary spin on classic Bar-B-Que.


Chef’s Expressions Menu

Blazin’ Burger Bar


Black Angus Beef Burger
Brioche Roll dusted with New Mexican Chili Dust
Grilled Berkshire Pork Burger
served on a Soft Spun Potato Roll
Grilled Portabella Mushroom Burger
Pesto Basil served on a warm Pretzel Roll

burger bar


* Onion Marmalade * Goat Cheese Guacamole with Pepitas * Garden Fresh Lettuce * Heirloom Tomatoes * Truffle Mayonnaise * House Crafted Pickles * Bacon Tomato Jam *Asian BBQ Sauce *Forest Mushroom Ragu *

topping station


* Sharp Cheddar * Boursin * Blue Cheese * Swiss *


French Potato Salad
Oven Roasted Idaho Potatoes
tossed in Bacon & Dijon Vinaigrette

potato salad

Green Bean Salad

Roasted Peppers, Tomatoes, and Feta Cheese

green beans close


Bar B’Que Chicken Kabob
Fresh Free Range Chicken Breast
Basted in our House-Made Bar B’Que Sauce

Vegetable Kabob
Fresh Garden Tomato, Zucchini, & Onions
marinated in Basil Vinaigrette
grilled over Hardwood Charcoal


Fresh Strawberries
injected with Grand Marnier

Watermelon Balls
soaked in Mint & Rum

watermellon balls
Grilled Peach Halves
filled with Cinnamon Malt Ice Cream


S’mores Station
Dark Chocolate Dipped Graham Crackers
Bruleed Marshmallows

eating smores

Meanwhile inside the barn, guests were being entertained by the melodic sound of Indie Jazz recording artist, Karla Chisholm.

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karla chisholm

 KC Carlyle Club Poster (4)

Pixilated Photo Booth brought life to the party with their hilarious props and accessories.


pixilated 2

pixilated 4

ladies with beer

group with debbie redd

karla with 2 background

heidi large group

group view

The party concluded around 9pm following an amazing fire dancing performance courtesy of MagnifiCirque.

second good fire dancing shot

fire dancer good

couple of 2 in front of bus

with gift bag

We would like to thank Animal Allies Rescue Foundation (AARF), Cosmetic Surgery Center of Maryland & Med Spa, Absolute Entertainment, American Visionary Art Museum, Chef’s Expressions, The Umbrella Syndicate, Pixilated Photo Booth, Downtown Diane, Sloop Betty Vodka, HeidNSeek Entertainment, MagnifiCirque, Wedding 411, & Baltimore Sun Insider for their effort in making this event such a success!

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