Father's Day Dinner with Sapphire Events
June 11, 2013
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Father's day is right around the corner and what better way to celebrate than with a jazz-infused dinner party just for dad. Sapphire Events is here today spilling all of their secrets with regards to this manly fete; a sophisticated affair exquisitely designed for that special man in your life. Captured by Greer G, the gallery is definitely where you want to be.
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From Sapphire Events... When it comes to planning Father's Day, what better way to celebrate than with an intimate fete complete with comfort foods and refreshing cocktail to beat the summer heat? We designed a Jazz Hall of Fame inspired dinner party for three dads and their daughters set at the impeccably designed Kingsway House.

Located in the French Quarter, Kingsway is a legendary 12,000 square foot private residence designed beautifully by Los Angeles based LM Pagano, architect Wayne Troyer and owner Sean Cummings. During the 1990’s the property housed perhaps the most prolific recording studio in the world, Kingsway Studio, owned and operated by esteemed producer Daniel Lanois. Venerable names in the industry flocked here, among them U2, Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris, Pearl Jam, Peter Gabriel, R.E.M., Robbie Robertson, Sheryl Crow, Iggy Pop, Blind Melon, Cowboy Mouth and other respected artists.

Inspired by the home's rich history in the music industry, Valerie Gernhauser of Sapphire Events designed a jazz table top using retired brass instruments as vessels for the floral decor. The sleek and streamlined arrangement is substantial enough to stand on its own while keeping the lines clean and contemporary to honor these fathers' simple and sophisticated tastes.

We collaborated with Pigeon Catering to establish a menu for a intimate group of friends and family to break bread together. The cuisine is decidedly Southern with a nod to the home's location on historic Esplanade Avenue, starting with oyster tostado and crawfish cake sliders, an entree of seared duck breast, and finishing off with sweet potato pecan pie for dessert. The "Louis Armstrong" signature cocktail features St. Germain, bourbon and fresh mint for a twist on the traditional mint julep.

OurFather’s Day Dinner Party Menu

Passed Hors d’oeuvres:
Fried Oyster Tostado with a Tasso Cream Sauce
Buffalo Shrimp with Bleu Cheese
Grilled Gruyere Sandwich with Bacon
Lobster Corn Dog with a Lemon Aoli
Crawfish Cake Sliders with Cheddar Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato and Remoulade Sauce

Seared duck breast topped with a Maker’s Mark cherry demi,
served with a fried gritcake and sautéed baby tomatoes and carrots.

Sweet Potato Pecan Pie
served with Chantilly Cream and Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Signature Cocktail:
"The Louis Armstrong"


1. Muddle a few mint leaves in the bottom of an 8-ounce glass with a splash of simple syrup.

2. Add the mint syrup to half a glass of cubed ice.

3. Add 4 ounces St. Germain, 2 ounces bourbon, and two splashes of club soda.

4. Stir until mixed.

5. Garnish with a rim of sugar (if desired) and fresh mint.

Design and Styling: Sapphire Events | Photography: Greer G | Florals: Bee's Wedding Designs | Catering and Bar: Pigeon Caterers | Venue: Kingsway House