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Rick's Tropical Delight
04-24-2009, 10:45 AM
tonight, we are doing a rehearsal dinner for 45 down at vinny's bar & grille. i'm doing three beef tenderloins and 40 boneless chicken breasts on three eggs. this will be the first appearance of the RTD bbq trailer at vinny's! :biggrin:

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r151/RicksTropicalDelight/biggreenegg/vinnyswedrec-004.jpg

load em up!

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r151/RicksTropicalDelight/biggreenegg/vinnyswedrec-009.jpg

tony76248
04-24-2009, 01:14 PM
Sound like its gonna be a great time.... and look at how neat and clean that trailer is!

Rick's Tropical Delight
04-24-2009, 10:34 PM
it went pretty well! except for the 7 dinners left in the warmer by the waitresses. everyone loved the beef :biggrin:

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r151/RicksTropicalDelight/biggreenegg/vinnysrehdin2-011.jpg

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r151/RicksTropicalDelight/biggreenegg/vinnysrehdin2-022.jpg

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r151/RicksTropicalDelight/biggreenegg/beef/vinnysrehdin2-028.jpg

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r151/RicksTropicalDelight/biggreenegg/beef/vinnysrehdin2-031.jpg

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r151/RicksTropicalDelight/biggreenegg/chicken/vinnysrehdin2-030.jpg

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r151/RicksTropicalDelight/biggreenegg/beef/vinnysrehdin2-040.jpg

1fastf7
04-25-2009, 07:09 AM
that beef looks perfect!

beerguy
04-25-2009, 08:46 AM
Fantatstic job.

big brother smoke
04-25-2009, 10:45 AM
Nice grab and setup, Rick!

pat
04-25-2009, 11:24 AM
Wow nice work Rick. Everything looks great!

txschutte
04-25-2009, 01:29 PM
Outstanding, Rick!

keend
04-25-2009, 03:07 PM
Nice job Rick. I always look forward to your pics!

Rick's Tropical Delight
04-25-2009, 03:25 PM
thanks guys!

that was the first reception type party at vinny's. we hope to grow that 50 person private party branch of the business.

all the fancy tablescape was rented :biggrin:

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r151/RicksTropicalDelight/biggreenegg/vinnysrehdin2-002.jpg

the bar is to the left!

sticker500
04-25-2009, 03:41 PM
WOW RTD isn't perfect, wipe the sauce from the rim of the plate. I can't believe you allowed that to slip by you even for your pron.
:-P

Just kidding, it does look nice and the trailer is cool.

Rick's Tropical Delight
04-25-2009, 04:05 PM
i wasn't plating, man. i deliver to the kitchen and then i'm done. :biggrin:

and give us a break, man. it was the first time we've done something like that. 8)

Brauma
04-25-2009, 09:30 PM
Most excellent, dude. Great job.

Can we get more pics of your trailer? (sorry if I missed it in another thread)

StrikeEagle
04-26-2009, 12:04 AM
Outstanding job! Looks really nice.

Actually, I'm glad to hear you didn't provide the plating service. Those mashed spuds look like they came from a school cafeteria with that 'scoop shape'.

Did you get any customer feed back?

Rick's Tropical Delight
04-26-2009, 08:00 AM
Most excellent, dude. Great job.

Can we get more pics of your trailer? (sorry if I missed it in another thread)

here's the trailer

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r151/RicksTropicalDelight/biggreenegg/shrimpflatiron-045.jpg

Outstanding job! Looks really nice.

Actually, I'm glad to hear you didn't provide the plating service. Those mashed spuds look like they came from a school cafeteria with that 'scoop shape'.

Did you get any customer feed back?

everyone loved the beef. the potatoes were plated with an ice cream scoop. how would you have done it?

StrikeEagle
04-26-2009, 11:20 AM
here's the trailer
....
everyone loved the beef. the potatoes were plated with an ice cream scoop. how would you have done it?

In that situation I also would plate with a ice cream scoop, (quick and easy) however I would then go back and flatten each scoop down a bit with the back of a flat spoon or spatula to give it a bit less 'scoop like' appearance. Just press lightly and twist about 45'. This is something I would do at the same time I wipe the plates JUST before they go out for service. We only do this for more formal events. It takes about 3-5 seconds per plate to do it, but makes a world of difference in the presentation.

Please don't get me wrong. Your food looks WONDERFUL! And, I'm sorry if my cafeteria comment sounded harsh. IMHO when we get to the level of a rehearsal dinner, which in my area is considered a formal event, there is an expectation on the part of the client for a more sophisticated and refined dining experience.

Based on your pron, you delivered 5-star quality food. I was simply suggesting a way to reach 5-star presentation to go with it.

Again, GREAT JOB!

Rick's Tropical Delight
04-26-2009, 12:46 PM
thanks, man. i was seriously looking for tips. i'm not running the show there, so i kind of have to go with the flow :biggrin:

ASUBBQ
04-26-2009, 11:10 PM
Piping bag works great for the mashers