Mini Rootbeer Floats

mini root beer float

I’ve always been a huge advocate for root beer floats; as a kid, a starving college student, and now as a grown adult. I was reminded of how much I love these tasty delights this afternoon when I noticed it … Continue reading

Eastside Exchange Ballroom & Cascade Rooftop

Cascade Rooftop at Night

Recently, we hosted a Pre-Construction tour of our new event venue, The Eastside Exchange Ballroom & Cascade Rooftop. This exclusive venue for Food in Bloom (and VT Group) is located at the eastside bridgehead of the Burnside Bridge, at 123 … Continue reading

Hillary’s Winter Pavlova

Hilary's Pavlova

Hillary, our in-house Pastry Chef made a wonderful tropical pavlova for a recent wedding show we attended. Our staff couldn’t stop eating it, as well as the wedding crowd. Get ready to wow your friends and guests with this recipe! … Continue reading

Winter Mimosa


This recipe comes from our in-house Bar Manager, Ollie Gahlsdorf. We’ve offered this cocktails at some of our most recent events and we’ve had a flood of requests for the recipe! This yields 2 gallons of the mix, so reduce … Continue reading

Pumpkin Pie Martini


Here’s a fun and easy cocktail recipe that makes a perfect start (or finish) to a Thanksgiving meal. Everyone seems to love pumpkin pie in our house and this special drink looks and tastes terrific and has a little kick … Continue reading

Carrie’s Bourbon Pecan Pie


  This recipe is one of our favorite family traditions and we make it every year for Thanksgiving or Christmas (usually both!) All great pies start off with a great homemade pie crust. You can use a frozen store bought … Continue reading