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We’ve gotten a hint of good weather in New York City, just enough that we can *sort of* recall what it feels like to not be in a perpetual blizzard. With the sunshine and all of its glory in mind, we got a taste of summer from one of our favorite event caterers, Cocktail Caterers.

Influenced by warm weather and an upcoming trip to Mexico, Cocktail Caterers presents a delightful dish you can prepare right at home: Chili-Seared Filet of Beef and Roasted Sweet Potato Skewers with Roasted Corn and Black Bean Salad (pictured above).

This great summer dish is ideal for its explosive flavor and easy preparation. Perfect for an extended cocktail party or outdoor tables cape buffet, as you’re finding yourself busy planning your wedding and enjoying the summer’s festivities, this is one for the menu!

Cocktail Caterers recommends filet mignon beef (although flank or hanger steak is fine too) marinated in ground ancho and chipotle chilies in adobo sauce, lime juice, red wine vinegar, garlic, cilantro, and smoke paprika. Toss together the salad with roasted corn, black beans, cilantro, grated cotija cheese, red peppers, lime juice, olive oil, scallions, and a small amount of creme fresca to bind it together, and voila! You have summer on a plate. Helpful hint: the dish goes great with a chimichurri sauce for a little extra kick!

Cocktail Caterers specializes in cocktail party hors d’oeuvres and beautiful tablescape buffets, offering a modern twist on classic cuisine, as well imaginative global culinary creations. Perfect for all the events that surround the wedding day (including the big day!),

Michael and Kurt create beautifully tailored menus to reflect your personal taste and style. Using hand-picked, locally sourced ingredients, Cocktail Caterers ensures that you experience an elevated level of cuisine, plated with passion. Widely regarded for their personal touch, working with Michael and Kurt of Cocktail Caterers is like entrusting the most important day of your life with a close (and ridiculously talented) friend. With every step of the process, tailoring an event is delegated with seamless perfection, impeccable hospitality, and always a laugh and a smile.

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