Ursa Miner Launch Party

Hello all! I’m excited to announce that I have hosted my first catering event: a board game launch party for the new game “Ursa Miner.” The event was a huge success and I’m so glad to be a part of it. I did not get photos of all of the courses, but thankfully Mike Batista, one of the game designers, snapped a couple of shots for me!

On the left: honey and red wine broccoli with butternut squash, coconut crusted chicken, and honey barbecue beef meatballs. On the right: honey vanilla cupcakes.

So the game’s setting involves bears seeking honey, so I used that as a creative launching point for the menu theme. I wanted to use a “signature ingredient,” like the TV show Iron Chef so I chose honey! For the appetizers, I made garlic salt kale chips and a raw vegetable platter with carrots, bell peppers, grape tomatoes and a coconut honey dill dip. For the main course, I had honey peach barbecue beef meatballs, coconut encrusted chicken tenderloins with honey mustard, and a red wine vinegar and honey-drenched broccoli and butternut squash hash. And for dessert: honey vanilla cupcakes, and cinnamon honey shortbread cookies. Almost every last morsel of food was gone at the end of the night!

The guests playing the game.

Here is a link to the game’s Kickstarter page for more information: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1875412263/ursa-miner-bears-mining-honey/posts/1882184?ref=backer_project_update

I’m currently writing up the recipes for everything I made that night, so stay tuned for those! I did a quick survey, and the kale chips and the barbecue meatballs were definitely the most mentioned dishes, however, the desserts disappeared the quickest! I think people definitely enjoyed themselves and had fun playing the board game. Check my Facebook page for more coverage and updates!

-Anne

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