Duvall Events is excited to announce a partnership with Matt Lee and Ted Lee of The Lee Bros. Together the partners will produce one-of-a-kind events that combine Duvall’s hallmark finesse with the Lee Bros.’ sense of Charleston flavor and style.
“We reach a wide audience with our cookbooks, but rarely do we have the opportunity to show
people, in person, our cooking,” said Matt Lee. “Teaming up with Duvall allows us to share what
we do, in real time, with groups of all sizes and interests.”
From intimate luncheons to full-scale weddings, planners will be offered the opportunity to
incorporate The Lee Bros. elements into their special events. Planners may select from a number
of menus designed by The Lee Bros. and even book the duo to appear at their event.
The Lee Bros Prepping in Duvall’s Kitchen
“Matt and Ted have drawn a bead on what makes Charleston and its cooking so unique,” said Steve Wenger, Duvall CEO. “We’re excited to tap their expertise and give our clients added options, value, and a connection to the Lowcountry for their events.”
Matt and Ted first partnered with Duvall and the company’s Executive Chef, Matt Greene, last
fall for a fundraiser hosted at GrowFood Carolina. The meal that resulted—a six-course dinner
for 150 people in GrowFood’s wholesale produce warehouse on Morrison Drive—elicited raves
from diners and set off light bulbs in the minds of the two parties.
“We’ve always admired the technical expertise of professional caterers, but Chef Greene’s team
raised the bar for us,” said Ted Lee. “Duvall took our vision for a rather complicated menu of
rarefied Lowcountry ingredients and never flinched from the challenge. If anything, Chef Greene
pushed us to take bigger risks than we’d planned with the recipes.”
We look forward to working on many more great events with Matt & Ted and are very excited to be able to offer this to the public!
Personalization is what makes an event memorable. From serving your favorite foods and a quintessentially “you” cocktail to representing your style in the place cards and style of china, the look and feel of the details of your events are what stick out in photos and in your guests memories.
When thinking about your menu- have a discussion with your caterer about how you would like food displays to look. Many custom options are available. We recently worked on a lovely rustic rehearsal dinner at Middleton Place Stable Yards. Check out the great dessert display, featuring cake stands from OOH Events and Curiosity.
Incorporating fun decorative items like mason jars, fresh produce & exposed rustic wood rounds is an easy way to create budget friendly decor that leaves a lasting impression!
Check out some of these great food shots from the Monroe-High Weddding at Legare Waring.
We had a beautifully Southern inspired menu that included a to-die-for chef bar with three amazing small plates! How much do you love those fried green tomato and pimento cheese napoleons?!
We had our chefs come up with a fun seasonal summer menu to emphasize the delicious bounty of South Carolina ingredients. Enjoy with a refreshing gin and tonic!
Summer Charleston Menu
Firecracker Pimento Cheese on Fried Green Tomato with Bull’s Blood Micro Green Garnish
Fingerling Potato Salad with Benton’s Bacon Vinaigrette
Crab Cake Deviled Eggs Stuffed with Blue Crab
Cheerwine BBQ Braised Short Ribs
Grilled Corn Grit Cake with Charleston Shrimp and Heirloom Tomato Horseradish Salad
Now that the weather is warming up, a margarita can be just the right drink to help you beat the Charleston summer heat. We love a classic no-frills margarita. Pair it with some fresh mahi tacos and some delicious lime and cilantro guacamole. Check out the recipe below and enjoy!
3 oz reposado tequila
1 oz Cointreau
3 oz fresh squeezed lime juice
1 oz fresh squeezed orange juice
1 oz simple syrup (more or less to taste)
Pour over ice and vigorously shake. Strain inot a glass full of ice and rimmed with salt. Garnish with wedge of lime.
Over the last few years Duvall has had the pleasure of working with Family Circle Cup. We love working with them and being around the adrenaline and buzz of a world-class sporting event. Not to mention we get to throw them some pretty awesome parties…check out the pics below!
Candy Bar at the NV Player Party
Duvall’s Custom Sushi Rollers Sam and Yin Rolling at the Player Party
First Day of Play at FCC Stadium!
Seafood Ice Display at the VIP Court Party
Yesterday the Duvall Green Team attended the 3rd annual Charleston Green Fair in Marion Square. They provided thirsty guests with a ginger mint limeade concocted by Green Team member Whit Jackson. Other exhibitors included KinderSoles, the Green Business Challenge, Lowcountry Local First and many other green businesses. For more information about this event check out the Green Fair’s website.
You’ve asked for it and we’ve listened. The long awaited recipe to the Ginger Mint Limeade:
Ginger Mint Limeade
1 cup boiling water
1 cup chopped local mint
1 cup organic honey
1 cup chopped ginger
2 cups cold water
1 cup organic lime juice
Steep mint, ginger, honey in boiling water for 1 hour
Add cold water and lime juice
Chill & Enjoy!
(Makes 1 quart)
Chef Chip and Megan Click serving the "ginger mint limeade" at the Green Fair