Shakespeare Party on Art Hill was on June 1st, 2013 for 200 guests. This semi annual event is for Shakespeare enthusiasts and donors located in Forest Park on the top of Art Hill, with the St. Louis Statue completing the backdrop of the evening. The guests arrive and partake in signature cocktails, based on the Twelfth Night performance characters of Viola (champagne & st. germaine, with a edible pansy) & Cesario (bourbon and ginger ale with a lime twist)
The event is a tight timeline as the guests need to leave promptly at 7:40pm to arrive at the Shakespeare Festival performance of Twelfth Night scheduled to begin at 8:00pm. The guests sit down at 6:00pm to their pre set 1st course of lemon oregano shrimp topped with micro greens & black olive, cucumber and feta orzo with dollops of citrus yogurt. This course was promptly followed by the grilled chicken and sliced beef tenderloin with Yukon gold & sweet potato stacks, and asparagus with julienned vegetables.
The ricotta pound cake dipped in chocolate, vanilla poached strawberries & raspberries and piped with piccione cream finished the meal. The guests were served boxes of popcorn to enjoy at the performance, while they walked the path down the hill to the Shakespeare Festival Glen.
-Sarah Glass, Director of Sales & Catering