Christian’s Essentials for the Ultimate Summer Party

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With summer in full swing, there is nothing better than relaxing in a beautiful outdoor setting with a delicious meal, refreshing wines, and great conversation.  Below are my tips for throwing the ultimate summer party.


  1. Food: After heavy winter dishes, my taste buds crave summer’s bounty of fresh produce. For a delicious, seasonal dinner menu, I suggest pairing summer greengrocery such as heirloom tomatoes, zucchini, and King Bolete mushrooms (one of the most desirable mushrooms in the world), with grilled meats, fish, fresh cheeses, and pasta. I invite you to take inspiration from our current seasonal dishes at Wally’s Beverly Hills such as the Heirloom Salad made of local heirloom tomatoes, melon, cherium, thai basil, and balsamella.


  1. Wine: A key element to any great party is making sure your guests have delicious wine in their glasses. In the summer, I recommend wines that will refresh your palate and complement light, vibrant dishes. Some of my favorites for the season are the 2016 Domaine de Cala Prestige Rose, the 2015 Fevre Chablis Champs Royaux and the 2014 Jonata “The Paring” Pinot Noir.


  1. Florals and Décor: Anyone that knows me well knows I am a flower freak. When selecting florals for your summer bash, consider a variety with vibrant colors. Some of my favorites are dahlias, marigolds, and peonies. For the décor, I suggest keeping things rustic yet chic. Consider accents of wood, lots of candles, and elegant color schemes, composed of neutrals, olive greens, and light corals.


Let Wally’s Beverly Hills Cater Your Next Event!


Wally’s Beverly Hills Catering & Events is a natural extension of our luxury retail-restaurant operation. Our team curates one-of-a kind dining experiences. We offer complete catering and event services, and can assist you with staging anything from intimate dinner parties to elaborate weddings and corporate events. Chef David will customize and create any type of menu, customized for your home or any location you choose. We invite you to discover how a Wally’s experience will provide you with an unforgettable affair.


For more information contact Sami Fromer at or (310) 475-0606 ext. 127