Beautiful Bouquets!

Beautiful Bouquets!

From Simple to Striking, Whimsical or Bold; Make a Statement with Fresh Flowers!                

11 Things We Think You Should Know About Olive Oil

11 Things We Think You Should Know About Olive Oil

Are you overwhelmed by the abundance of olive oil choices in the supermarket? Olive oil grades correlate to the degree of acidity, with extra virgin having the least. Use pure olive oil for frying, extra-virgin for salad dressings, marinades, and dips! Do you buy “Light” olive oil, hoping it might be low-fat? This type of […]

A “Taste” of Wine Country in the South Bay!

A “Taste” of Wine Country in the South Bay!

This week, we wanted to talk about some of our favorite South Bay wineries that don’t require a long drive to get away from it all! Plus, we want share an amazing scallop recipe to pair with that perfect Chardonnay you’re sure to find on your local wine tasting adventure… Here are some of our favorite South Bay […]

5 Reasons to Rethink Mother’s Day Plans

1. Expectations are always high for some quality time over a delicious meal, but it is virtually impossible on a day that “everyone and their mother” goes out to eat. 2. Servers and most other restaurant professionals consider Mother’s Day “Black Sunday.” Doesn’t that sound inviting? I’m sure a lot of restaurant workers have/are moms […]

Start a Garden from Scraps

Start a Garden from Scraps

Many of us have become much more conscientious about where our garbage and recycling goes. Composting programs have become mainstream, so we don’t have to worry that we are continually throwing away items that could be reused or recycled. Here at the Perfect Taste kitchen, we recycle, reuse, and compost! Taking it to the next […]

The Importance of an Invitation

The Importance of an Invitation

In this era of email, social media and texting, putting an invitation together can be a lost art. Whether your event is a casual cocktail party or a black tie affair, the invitation is the first impression your guests will have.  An interesting invitation creates a sense of excitement and anticipation.  It sets the tone of your […]

Water Conservation in the Kitchen

Water Conservation in the Kitchen

Even with all the traffic and minor annoyances it causes, the recent rainfall throughout the Bay Area is a welcome relief. As skiers finally get some real powder in the Sierras and the kiddos go splashing through puddles, we can’t forget that it’s our responsibility to continue water conservation efforts. The state has yet to impose […]

Food Trends

Food Trends

Last year “mash-ups” like Cronuts (who can resist a mélange of croissant and donut?!) entered the culinary lexicon, and kale became a veggie superstar. Someone- Keizo Shimamoto- also thought, “Hey, let’s use ramen noodles as a bun for a burger…” and people went crazy for it! In addition, miniature desserts were a great way to […]

Upcoming Trends for 2014

Upcoming Trends for 2014

Here at Perfect Taste, the New Year brings fresh ideas in food, beverage, design, décor, event themes and much more. As we take stock of last years’ spectacular events, we are also keeping an eye out for the newest developments in these areas. Here’s a little a taste of what’s in store for 2014 in […]