Written by: George L. Jewell, Founder & President of Jewell Events Catering
The Auditorium Theatre is without a doubt, one of my favorite special event venues in Chicago! The elegance and history that emanates from its walls set the perfect ambiance for events of all kinds and sizes. The acoustics in the theater are world-renowned and provide a perfect space for musical engagements and it’s always fun to plan menus around the shows! For instance, I would have loved this Parisian menu last weekend during performances of Moulin Rouge – The Ballet! A theme appropriate bistro buffet menu would include some of these delicious French items:
Hors d’Oeuvres Station Serving
Duck Confit with Cranberry Black Pepper Chutney 
Resting on a Petite Sweet Potato Gaufrette
Petite Pastry Bouche 
With Creamed Spinach Diced Onion, Garlic, and Emmental Cheese
Petite Rounds of Foie Gras with Port Glaze 
Resting on a Toasted Brioche Round and Topped with Fleur de sel
Small Plate Action Stations
Cailles au Jus de Grenade
Deboned Quail Marinated in Pomegranate Juice, Tarragon and Shallots
Stuffed with Sweet Red Cabbage and Topped with a Pomegranate Jus
Served with a Petite Salad of Mixed Greens
Grapefruit Segments, Pomegranate Seeds and Pine Nuts in Light Champagne Vinaigrette
Filet de Boeuf au Poivre
Pepper Crusted Medallions of Beef Tenderloin
With Vidalia Onion Chutney to the Side
Winter Vegetable Gallette with Chevre Cheese
Dessert Station
Trio de Sucreries Françaises
Chocolate MilleFeuille with Raspberries
Individual Orange Crème Brulee
Pecan Praline on French Vanilla Mousse
In order for Jewell Events Catering to continue to be industry leaders, we must adapt to evolving trends and have the ability to customize a menu such as this, while always making sure our food is exquisite and our service is impeccable. We have a great, creative team that is constantly contributing new ideas and making suggestions, which has been key to our success. However, we never lose sight of the classic culinary standards that guide our kitchen. Count on Jewell to handle your catering needs and special events at Auditorium Theatre!
George L. Jewell