Event Industry Party at AQ

Back from a whirlwind trip to New Orleans for a clients wedding on the Northshore.  The rehearsal dinner was Tuscan themed with rustic wood tables and cafe lights and the most divine food from Domenica.  The wedding was out of this world with famous New Orleans musicians (Jeremy Davenport and Rockin Dopsie & the Zydeco Twisters), incredible NOLA cuisine from Restaurant August (think shrimp & grits, gumbo and duck foie gras) all at a pretty incredible plantation home on the Bayou owned by Chef John Besh!  I can't wait to share pictures!

For now though I've got some great shots taken by Molly Watson of an event I co-hosted at AQ in SOMA.  I've blogged about AQ before, I'm kind of obsessed with the food, the ambiance and the concept (the entire restaurant changes with the seasons from the menus to the decor to the servers uniforms!).  I wanted to help introduce my friend Matt and the restaurant to the events community here in SF because they have a pretty incredible events space.

Check out the pics!

Incredible restaurant design for Winter complete with white table cloths, white birch branches and white blankets on the backs of the chairs.  All of this will change next week for Spring!

Gorgeous tablescapes by Erica Lewis of Erica Rose Design give a preview of the coming season.

There's Erica with my assistant Claire getting ready to party!

Yum!  Delectable appetizers from the Chef.

Laura and Anton rocking out some French tunes, amazing music!

There's the co-owner/GM Matt Semelhack giving a tour of the restaurant.

Everyone lined up to sample the goods in the open kitchen.

There's Owner/Chef Mark Lieberman serving up deliciousness.

Aren't the private event spaces so cool!?

Finally, me and Joe enjoying the party! :)

Thank you to everyone who was involved!

Rentals: Hartmann Studios
Flowers: Erica Rose Design
Music: Laura & Anton
Venue/Food: AQ
Photography: Molly Watson
Planning: Shannon Leahy Events