Monday, October 3, 2011

Event Planning

Yesterday, the yoga center in my town celebrated its 10th anniversary.  Proceeds from the event benefited the RAIN community, a local transitional living center for homeless families. Entertainment was provided by the very special guest, singer/songwriter Donna DeLory (, who sang kirtans all evening.

I was honored to be chosen as the event coordinator, responsible for a 200 people dessert buffet.
Platters were assembled on the kitchen counter at the event site

Mango mousse with pomegranate-berry sauce was a great hit at the party

Savory spanakopitas were added to the menu to offset all the sweet dishes

 The stage was set for the buffet and was made ready to assemble the food. Ornate risers were used to display the desserts.

Since it was a yoga celebration, I wanted to bring serenity to the table with garden flowers and Eastern figurine candle holders.

Arranging platters on the table

The recipe for fruit tarts and mango mousse can be found in my book, Entertaining From an Ethnic Indian Kitchen. Sorry for the blurry pictures. It was hard to photograph, while the crowd was impatiently waiting to dig into these pastries.

I was grateful to be part of a meaningful celebration.

For more memorable centerpieces, tablescapes, and recipes (including vegetarian, gluten free and vegan recipes), please check out my book, Entertaining From an Ethnic Indian Kitchen, at my website

I am joining Patty's Weekly Story, Table top Tuesday, Saavy Southern Style, Tablescape Thursday, Show and Tell, Foodie Friday, and Pink Saturday.


  1. Oh my gosh!! How stunning!! I love the little ornate risers u use!! I can only imagine how tasty all this must have been!! You are sooooooo talented :-)

  2. Now that is the kind of tabletop I like the most. Wow! Just, WOW!

  3. omg...the desert buffet is sooo appealing...i loved the candle holders...u r amzing!!!

  4. Mmmmm what a treat of a desser buffet.


  5. Hi Komali,
    that looks like a big party, much stress and a lot of happiness. The buffet looks fantastic. Enjoy.
    best greetings, Johanna

  6. Oh ! I love the display and the mousse looks soo tempting and delicious.. .!!!

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  7. Komali, what a beautiful spread, i would love to create the mango mousse however I am unable to find the recipe via the link provided, can you please help

  8. how lovely!

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  9. Hi Komali, what a fabulous array of platters. They all look so delicious. Thanks for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris