Monday, August 23, 2010

Potluck Part Deux

Every so often, we at Gab take a break from our hectic schedules to refuel and recenter as a team. After a whirlwind couple of months, it was high time to reward ourselves with the Second Annual Gab Potluck, where everyone in the office shares a homemade dish from his or her heritage. So, what was on the menu for our culturally inspired soiree?

Appetizers were covered by two of our amazing Assistant Publicists, who began our feast with Carlyn's fresh Israeli Salad and Ashley's creamy Hawkeye Tailgating Dip.

Next came the entrees, a Latin explosion of flavor and heat. Jen, our Director of Media, brought a little Cuban flavor with Arroz con Miaz y Chorizo, while our new intern, Jon, added to the heat with delish Empanadas. Daniella, our Venezuelan Design Intern, brought Queso de Mano-topped Chachapas and Tequeños, bread dough twists stuffed with Queso Blanco.

Equally spicy were the flavorful Pakistani Chicken Shami Kababs whipped up by Sarah, our Events Coordinator. As for yours truly, PR Copywriter Stephanie, I slaved over Nana’s Meatballs and Sauce, making it from scratch with basil from the garden.

It just wouldn’t be a Gab event without some serious desserts. “Fairy Cupcakes,” Funfetti cupcakes with strawberry icing and “fairy dust” sprinkles, were whipped up, fittingly, by adorable Assistant Publicist extraordinaire Samantha. Creative Director Asia brought Phillipino delicacies called Turon, fried banana spring rolls. And what PR Director Michelle lacks in baking skills, she made up for by knowing an amazing local French bakery! Played like a true PR pro, Michelle brought a to-die-for fruit tart.

11 employees + 0 leftovers = Success. It's good to be Gab!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Philanthropic Fashion: Gab-Hosted Intermix Fall Fashion Preview Raises $3,000 for Project A.L.S.

The numbers are in, and we’re thrilled to announce that our Intermix Fall Fashion Preview raised more than $30,000, with $3,000 benefiting Project A.L.S! Hosted by Lori Frankfort, a local A.L.S. sufferer, and daughters Carlyn and Tali, the August 5 event invited shoppers to peruse the season’s hottest new trends while scoring a chance to win lustworthy raffle prizes and benefit a worthy cause that hits close to home.

From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., guests shopped and sipped their choice of iced Café Bustelo and Red Bull and munched Cupcake Pops from Candy’s Sweets and Treats (the red velvets disappeared almost as fast as the designer duds), plus hors d’oeuvres including a hummus platter from Juice n Java.

Shoppers walked away with luxury clothing and accessories and swag bags stuffed with goodies, including items from Youngblood Cosmetics, Make Up Forever, OPI, Juice Beauty, and more.

Congrats to our lucky raffle item winners!

Boca Raton Life Time Athletic Club LifeSpa Massage: Jen Zeuner
Boca Raton Life Time Athletic Club LifeSpa Massage:
Wendy Schatzberg 
Cutting Edge Fitness Package: Alicia Lasala
China GrillGift Card: Denise Napolitano
Dr. Kenneth Beer Scientific Skin Care package: Tracey Schwartz
Dr Kennth Beer Laser Hair Session: Lisa Pechter
Dr Kenneth Beer Laser Hair Bikini/Underarm Session: Shelley Judson
Frederick Fekkai Haircut, Style & Makeup: Tali Frankfort
John Michelle Salon Haircut and Blowdry: Alison Nakash
John Michelle Salon Mani/Pedi: Britt Judson
Salon Edge Haircut and Blowdry: Wynn Ohmeis
Salon Edge Facial: Carlyn Frankfort

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Craft Beer & Food Pairing at RACKS Downtown Eatery + Tavern... We’ll Drink to That!

Does any food exist that can’t be enhanced by the subtleties of a good brew? RACKS Downtown Eatery + Tavern, which hosted a Craft Beer & Food Pairing on August 3, thinks not.

From 8 to 10 p.m., Culinary Director Matthew Danaher indulged guests with course after delectable course, each paired with a Victory craft beer selected to complement the flavor nuances of each dish. For $35, guests were treated to VIP seating, a complimentary beer glass, and this unbelievable event menu:

1. Smoked Artichoke Spinach Dip

2. Seared Tuna Sliders with peanut cilantro slaw   and sesame aioli with Victory Sunrise Weiss

3. Arugula with Florida blue cheese, walnuts, pickled red onions and white balsamic vinaigrette with Victory Prima Pils

4. Seared Salmon with nueske smoked bacon, whitewater clam vinaigrette and crushed potatoes with Victory Hop Devil

5. Fried Chicken and Waffles with spicy maple syrup and macadamia nut butter with Victory Storm King

6. RACKS’ spin on Cookies 'n Milk for dessert...

The Gab Group has gotten a taste of what RACKS has to offer, and we’re ready for the next course! Stay tuned for more delicious details of upcoming culinary events…

RACKS Downtown Eatery + Tavern
402 Plaza Real
Boca Raton, FL 33432