1 Jul

From IMA Event Space to Night Club

The Indianapolis Museum of Art’s Randolph H. Deer Special Events Pavilion received a total make over for this party! Celebrating a birthday at the IMA has never been so glamorous. With the party going until 2am, 300 guests of this birthday bash were treated to heavy hors d’oeuvres, contemporary sliders, small plates, donut sundaes, and individual 3 inch birthday cakes all while kicking up their dancing shoes to the sounds of a live band.

Blue and pink lights washed Randolph H. Deer Special Events Pavilion in a glow of excitement transforming the event space into a nightclub. Miami’s DJ SandMan was spinning tracks from the moment the doors opened. As guests arrived they were greeted with butler passed moonshine cocktails, white and red wine and welcomed to soft, comfortable white lounge seating located around the pavilion.

There was plenty of food to satisfy any appetite with hors d’oeuvres to please any palate.

Hors d’oeuvres

Cherry tomato caprese, mozzarella, basil, balsamic reduction
Maple glazed pork berry sate
Camembert with fig tart and port wine syrup sauce
Eggplant cannelloni stuffed with boursin and pine nuts with red pepper basil slaw
Strawberry bruschetta with goat cheese, mint and balsamic syrup
Asparagus, gorgonzola, hazelnut salad in an endive cup with pear gastrique
Thai cucumber rolls with Asian vinaigrette
Shrimp cocktail shooter with cocktail sauce
Shrimp cocktail shooter with horseradish lime sauce
Fingerling potatoes stuffed with camembert, truffle oil and spring onion
Tempura portabella fries with Asian dipping sauce
Cinnamon duck confit wellington with sweet cherry bordelaise
Adobo lamb chops with adobo sauce
Grille sea bass sewer, sweet and sour chili glaze
Cilantro lime fish taco

Small Plates Station

Blackened jumbo tiger shrimp with three cheese grits, wilted greens and smoked bacon
Beef short rib with gorgonzola polenta, baby stem on carrots and natural jus
Cider marinated chicken breast with creamy corn pudding and bacon braised beans
Heirloom tomato salad with mozzarella cheese salad with pesto, olive oil and balsamic vinegar
Raspberry barbecue salmon servd on wood planks and topped with red onion slaw, served with mini bagels and cream cheese
Lime cilantro salmon with sliced limed and red onions and tomatoes

Slider Station

Pork barbecue with house made barbecue sauce
Beef tenderloin with wattle seed crust and chianti demi-glace
Blackened beef with blue cheese hamburgers with bacon aiolio
Grilled balsamic marinated portabella mushrooms with pine nut pesto
All served with assorted petite brioche rolls and silver dollar rolls
Donut Sundae Station
Cinnamon sugar, plain, and powdered sugar donuts
Chocolate, banana, brownie, mountain berry, and vanilla ice cream
Chocolate and caramel sauce
Banana pudding, Bavarian cream, and maple cream
Peanuts, chocolate sprinkles, rainbow sprinkles, toffee chips, and chocolate covered bacon

Individual Birthday Cakes

Chocolate cake with salted caramel and chocolate buttercream filling
Vanilla cake with fig preserves and goat cheese buttercream filling
Vanilla cake with banana pudding and white chocolate buttercream
It’s more than enough to make anyone’s mouth water! Browse the gallery below to see photos from this birthday party!

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