Joy for Nod hosted by roomforty + the Fig House
Our friend Joy Cho of Oh Joy recently released a line with Land of Nod, and the product line release party, aptly labeled “joy for nod” was a festive gathering at the Fig House. They called on us to come up with our version of children’s finger foods, that the grown ups would still enjoy–and we had a blast doing it!
So much about this event was fun. The nod tour bus, the always elegant floral work of yasmine floral design, the crafts for the kids–we loved it.
pb+ j lollipops. house made peanut butter + jelly. pain du mie.
mini philly cheesesteak sliders. rib eye. poached onion. farmer’s cheese.
mini waygu beef corn dogs. violet mustard. curry ketchup.
tomato + grilled cheese. smoked tomato bisque. brioche + brie grilled cheese coins.
macaroni + cheese. 4 cheeses. brioche bread crumbs.
crab croquettes. house made tartar. borage flowers.
worms + dirt. cherry gummi worms. graham soil.
campfire s’mores. graham soil. chocolate + coffee ganache. house made marshmallow.
Libry had a blast coming up with our approach to the right menu items. What would kids party be without PB+J. We just did a bit of twist. House made peanut butter and jelly, pain du mie for the bread, garnished with colored sugar crystals, and for a little extra fun…lolli popped + building blocked!
For the mini corn dogs–we used waygu beef (American style kobe), and garnished with violet mustard and house made curry ketchup.
A couple of signature comfort items were added–the philly cheese steak sliders, crab lollipops and our mac and cheese with brioche bread crumbs. We don’t know too many friends that still buy campbells tomato soup–but back in the day, a little campbells tomato soup and wonder bread grilled cheese made everything better. Our version, smoked tomato bisque, and brioche and brie grilled cheese coins.
We called this one: “worms and dirt”. Using a little molecular gastronomy, Libry made house made cherry gummi worms and it was scary how much they looked like earthworms. The “dirt” was graham soil. Potted in mini terra cotta, the kids loved it. Is that face priceless or what!
The signature s’mores with campfire smoke might be what you’re looking at. Or, you might be looking at the schnazzy aprons donned by our servers. They’re made by that awesome girl hula-hooping in the picture below, Ellen Bennett. Hedley Bennett aprons have taken over the world of hospitality–with literally the top chefs in the world wearing her aprons. We’d be hula-hooping too. Well play madame. Well played indeed.
By now, most roomforty friends have heard of Emily Henderson, but if you haven’t–she designed the Fig House, and she’s awesome. And Charlie her little boy ate 48 PB+J lollipops that day, which is why he’s such a chunk. (that’s a joke).
All in all, a super fun family event. A huge thanks to Joy and to Land of Nod for letting us serve this event. All you parents out there–go to Land of Nod and buy all of Joy’s line, and then call us after it’s set up and we’ll cater your “I just got awesome furniture for my kid” party.