We KILLED IT last night at Sawtooth Winery!

When the murder mystery crew asked if they could write a role for Chef Gertie, we were all in!!!!  What a grand time we had last night serving our crowd of 75 "the body parts" of the deceased Taylor Crane! From bone marrow and osso bucco to pork belly and lychee "eyeballs"...each course a little more grotesque than the last.  Chef Gertie played Emilia, Taylor's sister, and come to find out Taylor was having an affair with her HUSBAND! In the end, poor guilty and insane Chef Gertie poisoned them all and died on the dining room floor...shot dead by her own mother!! 

Beet cured salmon w toasted coriander and lemon foam

Beet cured salmon w toasted coriander and lemon foam

Oh sweet marrow, so decadent and delish! 

Oh sweet marrow, so decadent and delish! 

We all played our part! 

We all played our part! 

Nothing goes better with pork belly than pig heads! 

Nothing goes better with pork belly than pig heads! 

The cardamom and rosewater creme anglaise with whipped cream carefully hid our lychee & gooseberry eyeball and elderberry syrup

The cardamom and rosewater creme anglaise with whipped cream carefully hid our lychee & gooseberry eyeball and elderberry syrup

BARFLY is back!!!!

With our focus on Idaho libations...Barfly returns with beer & wine pairings for your menus, whether they be 3 Girls creations or your own!!  Turn your event from delicious to a celebration!!

Choose from our Hosted Bar (client selects and foots the bill) to a No-Host Bar (leave the bar completely up to US & allow your clients to order and pay for anything their little heart desires!).

Appetite for Idaho

We are so excited about Amy Larson's new book, Appetite For Idaho Folks, Food, and Fun! Although we are transplants to Idaho, we absolutely love the State. We also love learning about new places to visit and great places to do what we love – EAT! We are proud to announce that Amy wrote about 3 Girls Catering in her new book (page 187 – 188). Here is an excerpt:

3 Girls Catering might not sing their own praises, but thousands of happy Idahoans will. With comments like, “Knocked my socks off!” “Fresh, balanced, unique flavors,” and “Superb service,” this Gem State caterer adds a twist to everything delicious, taking their dishes one step further. Their service is supreme as those professional culinary rock stars blend into whatever event they're catering and are touted as “more than willing to listen and offer tasty suggestions.”

Wow! We are humbled and grateful to be acknowledged by a local author in such an amazing way. Thank you Amy, and thank you Idaho for embracing our special kind of catering.

 

Family Traditions

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At 3 Girls we are aaaaaall about family! This year has been a great time for Symun, our Elf on the Shelf, and his crazy shenanigans!! So while we love traditions focused on food...we love our Elf just as much! 

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He loves to play dress up!

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Symun is handy with a cheese grater 

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He always wins at Monopoly

Have you heard about our meal pick up??? Gourmet on the Go is HERE!!

Last week we launched our Gourmet on the Go family meal pick up service...and what a success it was!!   All meals serve at least 4 adult size portions and are made with fresh, hand-selected ingredients. This week we offered Mediterranean chicken stew topped with feta biscuits...peppered pork belly, sweet Thai chile salmon, grilled chicken glazed in our house BBQ sauce...with sides like brown rice and cranberry pilaf, focaccia stuffing and roasted fingerling potatoes with herbs and preserved lemon. We offer endless salads with our famous honey-balsamic vinaigrette, Caesar or creamy herb dressing. For soup we offered tomato- basil served with a fresh baked focaccia. Dessert is always available as are 16 and 32oz portions of our dressings, smokey BBQ sauce and other great scratch made sauces for your meals.  We encourage adding soup to at least 1 of your weekly dinners to warm your bones!!

Paleo Lamb Chops w local vegetables, toasted pepitas and microgreens 

Paleo Lamb Chops w local vegetables, toasted pepitas and microgreens 

Full dinners $55 (order 3 or more and receive complimentary dessert with each meal. Soup/salad/bread $40, Desserts for 4:$12, add 32 oz soup for $10. Vegetarian, Gluten Free and Paleo menus always available. All meals are oven ready and currently available (w pre-order) for pick up at our Eagle location 3210 Chinden Blvd, Suite 131 Eagle ID 83616. Just HEAT. And EAT!

Bombshell Whoopie Pies

Bombshell Whoopie Pies

Styled Engagement Photo Shoot

 

 

 

HONALEE FARM ENGAGEMENT 

We are so excited to share this stunning styled photo shoot with you, our favorite clients (past, present and future!). We selected Honalee Farm in Eagle, Idaho for the shoot's location.  The farm was the perfect backdrop for this warm and magical night. The spectacular fall evening started off with a delicious spread of antipasti from 3 Girls Cateringserved on the rustic hors d’oeuvres table created by Blush Creek. You'll notice bursts of color everywhere from the vibrant flowers seen throughout the photos provided by the witty and talented Matt at Edwards Greenhouse. The dinner menu shows beautiful Snake River Farms American Kobe striploin and Gutierrez Family Farms lamb lollipops served underneath the towering oak tree with a chandelier and mercury glass twinkling. Katie from Peace of Mind Event Planning designed gorgeous details like the table decor (including the fantastic apple name cards). There's nothing like a surprise proposal to finish our amazing dinner party with great friends!  (This is all just part of our styled shoot, so there shall be no rumors flying about David and Keri getting engaged, but they could have fooled us!) Our featured couple were such great sports and played their parts perfectly - Keri’s makeup was provided by Blush by Jamie Rose. Also on our crew was Eric from Boise Wedding Productionscreating a video of this event that we are excited to show you soon. We had so much fun getting to know all of these amazing vendors a little bit better and every shot is STUNNING. We loved staging these magical photos and look forward to working with these fun and talented people again in the near future. 

The Dream Team!!  

The Dream Team!!  

The crew at 3 Girls Catering is proud to have created all the menu items photographed by here by Audrey Choate of Raft Media.  To see more of our styled shoot please follow us on Facebook and watch for us in your favorite wedding publications.

This creative collaboration would not have been possible without the Treasure Valley’s finest vendors, including:

 

Props/Furniture Rentals by Blush Creek

Event Design by Peace of Mind   

Flowers by Edwards Greenhouse and The Florist at Edwards 

Makeup by Blush by Jamie Rose  

Venue  Honalee Farm Event Center  

Video by Boise Wedding Productions 
 

Featured Models: Keri Shirk and David Munson / A very special thank you to our friends who got all dolled up and let us photograph them while eating...And an extra super dooper THANK YOU to Booger the dog.

Best of Boise (we're number ONE) at The Weekly!!!

So very excited and thankful for this most esteemed title of Numero Uno - and wishing our great friends at Open Table a warm congrats on sharing this top 3 honor with us. It is the best feeling in the world to be recognized for all of our hard work and for always putting our best effort forth. THANK YOU!!!!

http://m.boiseweekly.com/boise/best-local-caterer/BestOf?oid=3312806&category=920112

 

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What's the best way to celebrate the tomato? Bloody Mary tasting with the Tomato Independence Project

We had a great time at Franz Witte for Tomato Tuesday's Bloody Mary Challenge! We were up against some pretty stiff competition from Bardenay and The Modern...

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We oven roasted, simmered, puréed and froze our local organic tomato mix - blended with chipotles, garlic, Arubas & jalapeños, lemon, red onions, cucumbers and lots of cracked pepper. The frozen blocks were then chipped into manageable chunks and bagged up to head out on open the road.

Our Bardenay vodka was pepper steeped (jalapeños & scotch bonnets) w oranges, lemons & cilantro for about 7 days...

Here's our vodka, running low!

Here's our vodka, running low!

Now if that wasn't enough we tossed it all in a blender and poured it into a glass rimmed with our world famous dill pickle salt.

But wait!! There's more...we garnished our Fria Maria w a cheddar-cream cheese stuffed jalapeño popper wrapped in prosciutto!! Cheers

Watermelon Seed Roundup? AAAAAAAWESOME!!

The Great Earthly Delights Farm 
Earthly Delights Farm has created a WATERMELON SEED ROUNDUP!  It's genius, and what the Treasure Valley is all about...

Earthly Delights says,

"We’ve sent you home with a watermelon only because you’ve agreed to return the seeds to us for next year’s crops! Thank you for participating in our local seed sovereignty movement! This variety is Blacktail Mountain, bred in Northern Idaho! 
Here’s how to save ‘em:

  1. EAT YOUR WATERMELON! Spit the seeds into a jar.
  2. DECANT: Fill the jar with water. The mature seeds will sink and the immature seeds and bits of pulp will float. Pour off the immature seeds and pulp. Repeat several times if necessary to get clean seed at the bottom of the jar.
  3. DRY: Dump the seeds into a strainer, then onto a plate (don’t use paper—the seeds will stick!). Stir them every so often so they dry evenly. Once they’re dry, bring them back to the farm! (Keep a few seeds for your own garden if you want! They will grow true, because we’ve properly isolated them from other varieties!)

 

Visit http://www.earthlydelightsfarm.com/ for more information 

 

 

Treasure Valley's Best Of...

3 Girls Catering received 2nd Place in the catering category.  Thanks so much Boise, for voting us in!!  And if we had to come in second to anyone at least its to an amazing (and ginormous) BBQ restaurant with locations in 2 states.  Not too shabby!  http://bit.ly/bestof3gs 

3 Girls Catering Feeds The Fray and Oh Honey

Joe King, Lisa Mason, and Ben Wysocki

Joe King, Lisa Mason, and Ben Wysocki

Hey, just another day at the office with Lisa feeding The Fray! 3 Girls Catering was selected as THE caterer for the Knitting Factory's outdoor summer concert series. Stay tuned for more musicians eating good food prepared and sourced locally by us!!

Lisa LOVED the band Oh Honey...and now we're all listening to them.  What a great way to find new music, huh?