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Timothy Seeberg, Senior Event Planner at BG Events & Catering
Timothy Seeberg
Jul 24, 2018

The Gala That Brought Las Vegas to Boston

When a top technology company opened its doors on April 28, 2018, attendees of this gala could hardly recognize the space. Transformed to have a Las Vegas feel, this modern building in Cambridge was red carpet ready the annual gala. All our creative food ideas were right at home at this cocktail-style event. In fact, our interactive culinary experiences were at the heart of this lively corporate event.

Check out how modern décor by CSI Boston and innovative food by our prized chefs treated nearly 1,000 guests to an incredibly fun and memorable experience.

Las Vegas Themed Gala Boston
Binita Patel Photography
Las Vegas Themed Event Boston
Binita Patel Photography

A Red Carpet Gala in Boston

Chic Décor Put a Classy Twist on a Las Vegas Gala Theme

Whether walking down the red carpet entrance or relaxing in modern lounge areas, guests enjoyed a cross of Cambridge class with Las Vegas flare. By embracing one of the hottest event trends—mixed metals and metallicsCSI Boston showcased the company’s forward-thinking style in artistic ways. Whether soaking up some sun outdoors or coming inside, guests were surrounded by a stunning array of white flowers, candles and feathers intertwined with metallic pillows, tables and decorations.

metals and metallics modern lounge areas
Binita Patel Photography
Beautiful flowers and las vegas decor
Binita Patel Photography

An Eclectic Atmosphere Lit Up

When the sun set, dynamic lighting came into play—complementing the metallic bar backdrop as well as the red accents found in the décor, food and drinks. Whether ordering a fun signature cocktail or enjoying one of these classy tray-passed appetizers, guests got an added boost of energy right from the start:

  • Albondiga (Spanish meatball): with saffron tomato sauce
  • Tempeh al pastro taco: with grilled tomatillo salsa
  • Smoked local bacon wrapped dates: goat cheese, balsamic reduction
  • Yakitori chicken thigh: with Sancho pepper
  • Zucchini-potato pancake: fresh yogurt ranch, dill
  • Hamachi crudo: Meyer lemon aioli, puffed quinoa, micro celery
Servers at Las Vegas Themed Gala
Binita Patel Photography
Al Pastor Tacos for Appetizer at Gala
Binita Patel Photography

Interactive Food Stations Engaged Guests

Bento Box Experience

Inside, at a bento box food station, our chefs eagerly awaited guests’ orders of various Pacific Rim mini dishes. Bento boxes are a fun way to collect all your favorite Asian foods and nibble on them one by one. Meticulously displayed by our talented team, the following Asian foods attracted guests to this fun food station:

  • California roll
  • Charred rare Korean short rib: gochujang, nuoc cham, herb salad
  • Bao buns: with crispy pork belly, spicy hoisin, quick pickle, cilantro
  • Edamame: with togarashi
  • Charred shishito peppers: black vinegar-ginger sauce
  • Dark soy-brushed lightly grilled shrimp: spicy mayo, cashew crumbs, micro wasabi
  • Torched salmon nigiri: aged rice vinegar sticky rice, raw high-quality salmon, wasabi-togarashi sauce, wasabi tobiko, micro shies

 

Bento Box Food Station at Boston Gala
Binita Patel Photography
Salmon Nigiri at Fun Food Station
Binita Patel Photography

Sweet Tea Pop-Up

We set up a mini restaurant featuring contemporary Southern recipes alongside classic foods that always satisfy even the biggest appetites. Giving guests a warm welcome to a fun dinner service, our friendly staff greeted each attendee with a friendly smile and offered the following mouthwatering dishes:

  • Smoked dry rubbed beef ribs: apple-soy barbecue sauce
  • Buttermilk biscuits: citron marmalade, roasted marrow butter, sea salt
  • Fried green tomatoes: cold-smoked ricotta, corn salad, micro basil
  • Carolina pulled pork: low country slaw
Buttermilk Biscuits Plated at Las Vegas Themed Event
Binita Patel Photography

LV Steakhouse

Guests craving an upscale, satisfying meal headed to the steakhouse food station where they found these fine dishes:

  • Mac & cheese: with collards, crispy herb crust
  • Cauliflower wedge: with raclette, frisse salad, shaved celery, herb dressing
  • Jumbo lump crab cake: kohlrabi slaw, tarragon mustard sauce
  • Seared duck breast: roasted shallot-port sauce, duck fat marble potatoes, fried herbs
  • Chioggia beet carpaccio: ricotta salata, micro pea greens, mustard seed dressing, spiced walnuts
  • Prime rib: BG steakhouse rub, demi sauce, buttermilk potatoes, root vegetable chips, BG steak sauce on the side
Seared Duck Breast Plated Food Station
Binita Patel Photography
Jumbo Lump Crab Cake Food Station
Binita Patel Photography

Build Your Own Cocktail Dessert Station

An artistic array of desserts were displayed in a jewel case, leaving guests with an impossible decision of which dessert to choose. If items like the golden champagne gelee and raspberry miso macarons didn’t win them over, then the BYO dessert cocktails certainly did. We invited guests to create their own “boozy” dessert by topping stout chocolate mousse, caramel rye mousse or citrus ginnapcotta with everything they could dream of and more. The range of toppings they chose from was anything but ordinary, including candied lemon peel and rosemary brittle.

Build-Your-Own Boozy Cocktail with Stout Chocolate Mousse, Caramel Rye Mousse or Citrus Ginnapcotta
Binita Patel Photography

Memorable Entertainment at Every Hour

From the speeches presented on stage to the VIP appearances by David Chandler, Cher and Elvis entertainers, few moments went by without a notable figure catching the attention of guests. Even so, they seemed to find some time to have their try at the casino games and drop by the custom photo booth. Just as we are grateful for the images of this event captured by Binita Patel, guests were happy to take home photos of this unforgettable gala experience. Thanks to the interactive food stations, entertainers and Las Vegas-style games spread throughout this captivating venue, this was certainly a company event to remember.

Cher Entertainer at Las Vegas Themed Event
Binita Patel Photography
Las Vegas Themed Event Boston Decorations
Binita Patel Photography

If you too want our experienced team to give your guests a premier corporate catering experience at your Boston event, then contact us online or give us a call at 617.581.1150.

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Timothy Seeberg, Senior Event Planner at BG Events & Catering
Timothy Seeberg

Timothy Seeberg is the Director of Major Events at BG.

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