The Gardens Cafe by Kathy G. & Co for B’ham Restaurant Week

Birmingham Restaurant Week is in full swing and a busy production schedule for the 2013 issue of AWM means we need food. We were thrilled to find The Gardens Cafe by Kathy G. and Co. on the list of participating list of Birmingham’s culinary gems. What that means for you is that from August 21 – 24 between 11 -2, you can venture out to the Birmingham Botanical Gardens to have a perfectly light and fresh lunch presented by the Kathy G and Co team for only $10 for an entree and dessert. Here’s your choices:

Pan Roasted Parmesan Crusted Boneless Chicken Breast over Creamy Polenta & Sautéed Baby Green Beans w/ Lemon Caper Picatta Sauce
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Tomato Pie – Vine Ripe Tomatoes, Caramelized Onion, Fresh Basil, Feta & Parmesan Cheese Baked in a Pie Shell served w/ a Mixed Green Salad

For dessert, everyone gets the lemon sorbet with fresh berries and mint. All that is for only $10, but remember that doesn’t cover your choice of drink, tax and tip (and the service is wonderful of course.) I had the chicken breast and I was absolutely delighted. Make sure you save room to savor the sorbet as well. It is so perfectly tangy, yet sweet and perfect with this wonderful weather we’re enjoying. If you’re somehow feeling a little full afterwards, you’re in the perfect spot to take a little jaunt through the gardens. Take a moment to really enjoy that wonderful amenity of Birmingham.

This is a great opportunity for a mother and daughter to have a lunch date and consider the possibility of hosting a bridal shower/luncheon or possibly even your wedding if the space accomodates  your needs. You get to sample the food, service and atmosphere and will have enjoyed the perfect little lunch if you decide it’s not exactly the right fit. Let us know on Facebook, Twitter or the comments below if you make it there for Birmingham Restaurant Week!


Inspiration Board: August

If you’ve been pinning with us, you may have noticed our Color Ways board. It is dedicated solely to the endless color palettes that can inspire your wedding. We particularly love’s combinations, created by Jessica. This particular palette, “Dried Hues” was a perfect match for our Fall 2012 cover. Starting there, we collected images from various shoots throughout the 2012 issue to illustrate how these palettes can inspire an entire wedding.

1. Bridal Gown: The White Room + Hair/Makeup: Misty Smith + Photography: j. messer photography

2. Stationery: Alan’s Invitations + Photography: Arden Photography

3. Boutonniere: Norton’s Weddings & Events + Photography: Amari Photography

4. Floral Design: KG Designs + Lighting Design: Design Productions + Photography: Marsha Perry Photogrpahy

5. Catering: B&A Warehouse + Floral Design: Dana’s Floral Design + Photography: Frank Carnaggio Photography

6. Catering: Kathy G. & Co. +  Photography: Marsha Perry Photography

7. Cake: Sweet Spot Confectons + Photography: Arden Photography