Meydenbauer Center Catering – February Ingredient of the Month

Kumquats are an amazing winter fruit – they pack a punch of Vitamin C to get you through the cold, rainy months. The entire fruit is edible, peel and all. The skin is a bit sweeter than the pulpy flesh, so eating them whole gives them a balanced flavor. Organic and locally sourced Kumquats often produce the best flavors.

“The skin is super sweet and the flesh is actually quite tart; it’s like the Warhead of the fruit world.” – Executive Chef Steven Banbury

Tips for selecting the perfect kumquat:

  • Look for kumquats with a vibrant orange color; avoid ones with yellowish green hues as they indicate that the kumquat was harvested prematurely
  • Skin should be tight to the fruit’s flesh with minimal separation
  • Organic and locally sourced kumquats are typically the best choice

Ingredients:

Dark Chocolate Pate

1 lb dark chocolate (the better the chocolate, the better the pate)
1 cup heavy cream
4 Tbsp unsalted butter
4 large egg yolks
3/4 cup powdered sugar
4 Tbsp real vanilla extract

Semisweet Chocolate Pate

1 lb semisweet chocolate (the better the chocolate, the better the pate)
1 cup heavy cream
4 Tbsp unsalted butter
4 large egg yolks
3/4 cup powdered sugar
4 Tbsp real vanilla extract

White Chocolate Pate

1 lb semisweet chocolate (the better the chocolate, the better the pate)
1 cup heavy cream
4 Tbsp unsalted butter
4 large egg yolks
3/4 cup powdered sugar
4 Tbsp real vanilla extract

Kumquat Marmalade

2 ¼ cups kumquats
1 cup sugar
1 lemon zested and juiced
1 cup water
1 Tbsp fresh chopped rosemary

Candied Kumquat Wheels

1 1/8  inch sliced kumquat wheels
½ cup sugar
1 tsp kosher salt

Procedure:

Triple Chocolate Pate

  • In the top of a double boiler over simmering water, melt chocolate with cream and butter. Beat with a wire whisk until smooth and glossy.
  • Remove from heat and add yolks, one at a time, beating well after each.
  • Add powdered sugar, whisking constantly until smooth. Mix in vanilla.
  • Butter a loaf pan. Put waxed paper or plastic wrap in a pan, leaving overhang, and butter sides and bottom of the lining. Pour dark chocolate pate mixture first, place into the freezer and allow to slightly harden while making semisweet chocolate pate.
  • Remove pan from freezer and pour semisweet chocolate pate and place in freezer to set up while preparing white chocolate pate.
  • Remove pan from freezer and pour white chocolate pate and place in the freezer, cover with plastic wrap and freeze overnight.

Kumquat Marmalade

Place all ingredients in a pot. Place on stovetop over medium-high heat and bring mixture to a simmer, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium; cook and stir occasionally for 10 minutes. Continuing cooking and stirring often until mixture is thick enough so that if you scrape a spatula across the bottom of the pan, you can briefly see the bottom of the pan before marmalade spreads back out.

Candied Kumquat Wheel

  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Mix salt and sugar in a mixing bowl
  • Toss kumquat wheels lightly until completely coated with sugar-salt mixture
  • Lay kumquat wheels onto a greased piece of parchment paper on a sheet pan
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or till sugar caramelizes

 

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Meydenbauer Center – Presentation, Lecture and Performing Arts Theatre

Meydenbauer Center Theatre is the perfect location for a full-production event or as an elegant lecture hall. With 410 seats and a sloped floor, line of sight for any attendee is perfect. The welcoming atmosphere combined with the full-fly loft and technical capabilities for any event will leave everyone feeling like a star.

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Meydenbauer Center Theatre is our 410 seat, sloped floor, performing arts theatre and lecture hall.  Easily adaptable to a wide range of uses including live art performances, lectures, and corporate seminars, the Theatre offers a full-fly loft, high-quality sound, impressive lighting design, and an unobstructed view from every seat.

Here are some images from past events in the Theatre:

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Meydenbauer Center Executive Conference Suite

Meydenbauer’s Center Executive Conference Suite features 2,500 square feet of flexible and private conference space with a capacity of up to 60.  The suite’s three meeting rooms include reception space, high-end audio-visual capabilities, and a private service pantry.  High-speed internet via Wi-Fi or wired connections are also available.  These rooms are perfect for board or committee meetings, convention headquarters, and VIP or speaker ready room.

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The Executive Conference Rooms feature sleek modern furnishings, high-end audiovisual services, and are designed with the smaller meeting in mind. Perfect for a board meeting or retreat, committee meeting, or planning meeting, Meydenbauer Center’s Executive Conference rooms will be the perfect destination for your events with 2 to 60 people.

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