Berry Salad With a Raspberry Vinaigrette

Are you in need of an easy but delicious meal? Try this berry salad that Chef Randy has whipped up for you all! We are delighted to share this tasty recipe, perfect for a summer dinner party!

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Ingredients For Salad:

  • 9 oz of baby spinach, torn

  • 1 cup blackberries

  • 1 cup raspberries

  • ½ cup blueberries

  • ½ cup candied pecans (you can get at trader joes)

  • ⅓ cup basil leaves

  • 1 avocado, chopped

  • 4 oz goat cheese

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Ingredients For Dressing:

  • 1/3 cup olive oil, extra virgin

  • 3 tbsp balsamic reduction

  • 1 tbsp raw honey or maple syrup

  • 1/2 tsp himalayan pink salt

  • Ground black pepper, to taste

  • 1/2 cup heaping cup berries, fresh or frozen*


Method:

  1. Divide baby spinach between the four plates

  2. Top with berries, candied pecans, basil and chopped avocado

  3. Then crumble goat cheese on top of

  4. Drizzle with salad dressing. We recommend balsamic vinegar, but any olive-oil based vinaigrette would be fantastic!

 

Note:

If you do not want to make your own dressing, use a bottled dressing and add 1/2 cup of berries, preferably fresh, and blend well in a blender. Let it sit for about an hour for the flavors to blend in together.

For a tasty dish, you can count on Randy Fuhrman events to deliver! Share this salad with your loved ones, as it is sure to be a hit! Let us know if you are need of any catering and event planning needs at (310) 854-0155. We would love to cater your next dinner party!

5 Events You Have To Attend In August/September

As you guys can probably tell, Randy Fuhrman Events is all about having fun during the Summer and taking advantage of the great weather that offers endless outdoor activities, events, and so much more. So for this week, we wanted to give you, our loyal readers, some fun suggestions for all things summer fun going on right now and for the rest of the Summer.

Summer is the perfect time to utilize your weekends off and explore all that your city has to offer! LA has phenomenal events to keep you busy for the rest of the summer, and some of our suggestions include:

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1. Outdoor Theaters:

Looking for a fun night out? Going to an outdoor theater is a great way to spice up date night! Enjoy a movie under the stars, with a gorgeous view to set the perfect mood for the film. With treats and drinks to accompany the show, the night is sure to go off without a hitch.

Fortunately, there are various rooftops and beach viewing events for both classic and newer movies popping up all around Los Angeles. With a nighttime breeze, these evening show times will be a great way to escape the heat! No matter where you are located in Los Angeles, there are several showings a week to accommodate most schedules. Some venues include downtown LA rooftops and even larger venues like the Hollywood Bowl which feature live orchestras to accompany the films.

Bring some blankets and get ready to cuddle up to your loved ones and enjoy a movie overlooking some of the most beautiful and famous spots in LA. If you are interested in an all day event, head over to the beach and watch the sunset before your screening! These outdoor screenings are currently being held, and they will run through Halloween of this year.

 

 

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2. 626 Night Market:

Are you a foodie looking for a new way to satisfy your cravings? Then this would be such a fun way to spend a summer night in Los Angeles! The 626 Night Market is an ongoing event in Los Angeles that delivers Asian entrees and snacks in a casual and fun presentation! Whether you are interested in a milk boba tea or the most tasty calamari appetizers, this street market will be able to appeal to any of your cravings.

The 626 Night Market has event dates running through the last couple weekends of August, going into September. This event includes a vast array of options for street vendors to showcase their skills and delicious Asian style treats for all to enjoy. From appetizers to the most outlandish desserts, you will be tempted to try a little bit of everything here! In addition to the copious amounts of snacks, the market also provides attractions, music, and live entertainment for all in attendance!

This is an opportunity to enjoy a night of entertainment with your friends in an nontraditional setting! The 626 Night Market will be held August 10-12, and August 31-September 2, at the Santa Anita Park. 

 

 

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3. Dance DTLA:

For those dancers and music lovers out there, Dance DTLA is the event for you! Are you interested in learning how to dance to many different styles? This event is such a great option for those wanting to step out of their comfort zone, and give it a try!

From Salsa to Hip Hop, Dance DTLA has various DJs playing different music each night to encourage those to get out there and dance your heart out! This is a free event that encourages beginners to experienced dancers alike, to come out and show off your moves. Each Friday night, you will be able to bring your friends out and have a great time, at no expense! Located at Grand Park in DTLA, this event is open to all age groups, and will be held every Friday until September 7th.

 

 

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4. Roaring Nights

If you are interested in a stepping out on the LA scene for some drinks and dancing, try this interesting event hosted by the LA Zoo! This summer, the LA Zoo is back with their Roaring Nights event, catering to a 21 and over crowd this year!

Get together with a group of your friends to enjoy an immersive experience with some of the zoo animals to start off the event. Afterwards, grab yourself a cocktail and start mingling with your group and the other guests at the event. You will also be able to select some tasty treats from the abundance of food trucks that will be at the event as well. One of the greatest features from the event has to be their silent disco that is put together by various DJs. You will be able to enjoy a stellar night of dancing in a fun and unique setting!

This event is great for date nights and group outings alike! Join the LA Zoo for the Roaring Nights event, August 17 or September 14!

 

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5. Strawberry Picking Farm

Summer is an amazing time to take the whole family out to enjoy the fresh fruit that is currently in season! With plentiful options in Oxnard, Camarillo, and Irvine, pick the nearest location near you.

When dropping in to the farm, ask for a tour for an added activity! Pick your own strawberries and enjoy a beautiful day outdoors with your family and friends! With beautiful backdrops, you will also be sure to take a great picture to commemorate your trip to the farm! With your fresh strawberries in tow, whip up a delicious dessert or add it to a delectable salad!

Incorporate your fresh fruit to one of our favorites recipes for the best sangria! Get creative with how you utilize and enjoy your newly-picked fruit to create the most tasty treats. Visit your local farms any weekend this summer!

Summer is the perfect time to utilize your free time and create memorable moments with your loved ones! With our suggestions for the best events in LA, you can satisfy your bucket list for the summer! Be sure to tell us if you enjoyed these tips for a great adventure with your friends or family, in the comment section below!

 

Looking for more ways to have fun this summer? Then check out some of our most recent articles, Party Trends for Summer 2018 or 4 Helpful Hints for A Summer Party.

 

Stone Fruit Blonde Sangria Recipe

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Stone fruits are the quintessential summer fruit. What better way of utilizing this juicy fruit is to infuse it with your favorite wine? Sangria is a perfect medley of refreshing and fruity for your next party. Not only is your thirst quenched, but you can nibble on the fruits after you're done to satisfy some hunger. This sangria is a fun and delicious way to spice up your drinks and for your guests. This concoction can serve up to 25 guests! 

Having a party soon and running into trouble with planning all of the details? Contact us today to get the process started. Remember, our team at Randy Fuhrman Events lives by our company motto, “We Create So You Can Celebrate!”

 

Stone Fruit Blonde Sangria

 

Ingredients:

  • 5 peaches (firm but ripe, white peaches can be used)
  • 5 nectarines (firm but ripe, white nectarines can be used)
  • 8 apricots (firm but ripe)
  • 24 oz. peach brandy (look at the bottle and add up the oz. to get what you need, make sure you have a little more than you need) 
  • 2 cups of each peach and apricot nectar combined (you should get about 1.5 cups per can from the Kern’s nectar)
  • 1 qt. 7UP
  • Superfine sugar (use this to taste, if the fruit if sweet you do not need this)
  • 2 bottles chilled Prosecco 

 

Method:

  1. Take nectar and brandy, and mix together. 
  2. Add fruit (cut into nice uniform wedges) and stir gently and add sugar if needed (this should be done about 2 hours ahead of time to blend the flavors, overnight is even better).
  3. When ready to serve, pour chilled Prosecco and 7UP or lemon lime soda into mixture. 
  4. Served chilled or over ice. 

 

Note:

The fruit is so good. Serve nice toothpicks of some sort so you can eat the brandied fruit. 

If you are ever assigned to drinks and can’t think of anything. This recipe is not only easy, but fun to make. Make sure to drink responsibly, but more importantly stand out in the next party with this tasty concoction! 

 

 

Love this recipe? Then use it at your next party! Just be sure to share what you did and what you love about it in the comment section below. We’d love to hear what you think! 

“If Life Gives Avocados, Make Guacamole!”

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The avocado craze has not gone away. Since it is the summer that means free time, vacations, and parties. Summer grill parties are a for sure thing this year and with that in mind, you’ll want to be that guest that brings the best guac. It is a perfect blend of spice and crunch that will melt in your mouth. Guacamole is a must to spice up any potluck, party, or event. This recipe will for sure be the first to be finished by everyone. 

Tools:

  • Bowl
  • Fork to mash avocados
  • Cutting board
  • Knife 
  • Juicer 

Ingredients:

6 Large ripe avocados, peeled and mashed
2 Large firm tomatoes, wedged and deseeded and then chopped 1 /4
1 Med red onion, peeled and chopped fine
1 Bunch cilantro (leaves only), chopped fine
1 Medium jalapeno pepper, deseeded and chopped fine
2 Cloves of garlic, peeled and chopped fine
2 Tablespoons of lime juice (fresh is best)
Salt to taste
Tabasco to taste 


Method: 

  1. Mash the avocados and add the lime juice
  2. Then add tomatoes, red onion, cilantro, jalapeno, garlic blend well
  3. Salt and Tabasco to taste
  4. Refrigerate till ready to use 

Notes

Save on of the seeds from the avocado to help the guacamole from turning color
If you like spicier use 2 jalapeno peppers and more Tabasco 

 

 

You can never go wrong with guacamole. Guacamole is delicious and loved by many people. It tastes great with chips and a perfect dish for dip. If you want to be really creative try using this guacamole recipe on your sandwiches and burritos. 

Love this recipe? Let us know down below in the comment section. We’d love to see and hear of how you shared this dish at your party!