2018 Valentine’s Day Menu Perfect for Two

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It’s almost that special time of the year!

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. On Wednesday, February 14th, shower your loved one with gratitude during the day and join us for dinner in the evening. Share an intimate meal with your significant other at Satterfield’s this Valentine’s day.

Reservations from 5:30pm until 9:45pm

$85 per person, prior to tax and gratuity

 

For more detailed information on this year’s special Valentine’s menu, please click the link below.

Valentine’s Day menu 2018

 

We look forward to serving you and your special someone on February 14, 2018! 

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Our Ingredients Are Sourced From Alabama Farms

It’s all about the ingredients

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2017 Restaurant Industry Report suggests that 66% of American consumers say they are more likely to visit a restaurant that offers locally sourced food items. Future trends (predicted for the year 2020) will include local sourcing, fresh produce, healthy eating, and an emphasis on authentic items.

 

Satterfield’s is way ahead of the game

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We have been locally sourcing food for quite some time now. On a weekly basis, Executive Chef Tripp Mauldin personally visits local farmers markets to meticulously choose the freshest ingredients for dinner service. Executive Chef Tripp Mauldin takes great pride in producing carefully crafted dishes for Satterfield’s diners. He utilizes a vivid plating technique to highlight ingredients and thoughtful flavor pairings to showcase his blending of fresh spices and herbs.

 

If you want fresh and local food, call 205-969-9690 to make a reservation today!

How to Assemble a Balanced Charcuterie Board

It’s possible to please everyone!

 

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If it happens in the kitchen, Satterfield’s can teach you how it pull it off. We wouldn’t steer you wrong! When it comes to sharing a meal and making memories, we have tried and true methods to make you look like the perfect host. If you follow the instructions below, you WILL be the “hostess with the mostest”.

A mixture of colors and textures for vibrancy is key for any well-rounded charcuterie board. Consider arranging different red and black berries, dried fruits, fresh herbs, pickled vegetables, and various spreads on your board to accompany your meat, cheese and cracker selections. FACT: The more, the merrier. Your serving platter or board should be overflowing. Stack and pile until your heart is content. FACT: Variation is important and makes all the difference.

Charcuterie Board Advantages:
  1. Each guest can get creative with flavor combinations
  2. Quick and Easy (only minutes to prepare)
  3. No bake, no fuss
  4. Enjoy with friends and family
  5. Sweet and salty
  6. Variety
  7. Works with any alcoholic beverage selection (red/white wine or beer)

 

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Charcuterie Checklist:

Base– serving platter or board (classic wood, modern marble or a combination)

Meat selections– 2-3 slices per person, all about the flavor! (ex: prosciutto, pancetta, sopressata, salami, etc.)

Cheese choices– 1-2 oz. per person, hard and soft, from mellow to sharp. Mild, medium, or bold, slice ’em up! Best served room temperature. Be sure to have plenty of knives, no mixing flavors!

Bread & crackers– buttery, grainy, thinly sliced, toasted baguettes, use them all!

Tangy & Briny– add small bowls of pickled vegetables (ex: pickles, olives, jalapeños, pepperoncinis)

Preserves– 1-2 jams or preserves for added flavor and sweetness to balance salty meat and cheese options.

Spreads– For smearing before stacking: stone ground mustard, tapenade, pâté, hummus, or bean dip.

Sweet treats– dark chocolate, compound butters, nut butters, etc.

 

Suggested pairings:

Cheese Fruit Nuts Chocolate Charcuterie
Gorgonzola Pears, Plums Walnuts Extra Dark Chocolate Dry Coppa
Provolone Extra Melon, Apples Cashews Dark Chocolate Mortadella
Aged Gouda Grapes,Blackberries Cashews Milk Caramel Salami
Brie Pears, Grapes Almonds Peanut butter cups Speck

 

 

Instead of hosting your friends, co-workers, or family at your place, come to ours! Make a reservation for the main dining room, the Chef’s counter, or the patio! Call to book our Private Dining Room for an event today!

Satterfield’s Award-Winning Dishes for 2017-2018

Each year Birmingham Restaurants award the “50 Favorites,” best restaurant dishes found by Birmingham Restaurants’ publisher, Jan Walsh. Categories include 50 Favorite Appetizers & Cocktails; Sandwiches, Soups & Salads; Entrees; Desserts; and All Time Favorites, which are tried and true, memorable dishes that are repeat favorites for many years. Satterfield’s was recognized as an Appetizer and an All Time Favorites winner for 2017-2018.

Satterfield’s 50 Favorites Winning Appetizer Dish:

Fried Green Tomatoes with Blue Crab

 

Satterfield's fried green tomatoes

 

Satterfield’s 50 Favorites All Time Favorites Winning Dish:

German Chocolate Cake

Satterfield's german chocolate cake

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Begin your New Year the right way. Visit Satterfield’s for an award-winning dining experience today!

 

Science Has Revealed the Latest Facts Surrounding How We Experience Food

Studies show food tastes better when…

 

It’s plated artistically

Researchers at the University of Oxford have evidence that plating actually plays a crucial role in influencing a person’s expectation and enhances a diner’s experience.

Fact: People prefer centered plating.

 

Find more desserts like this on the menu at Satterfield’s

 

 

You snap a photo

Researchers from Saint Joseph’s University and the University of San Diego found that taking a photo of your food before taking the first bite can actually improve your perceived taste of it. Those who stop and take a photo pay more attention to the food’s smell and aesthetics.

Fact: Photos posted on Instagram with ‘#food’ increased from 800,000 in 2013 to 183.3 million in 2015.

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You make it yourself

A study published in the journal Health Psychology suggests that self-preparation increases the importance and taste of healthy food. When people prepare foods themselves, they become more aware of the ingredients that make up that food. The effort put into making the food also adds to overall satisfaction.

Fact: Unhealthy food doesn’t taste any better when you make it yourself.

 

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Eating in groups
Italian researchers have discovered eating behavior is also influenced by cognitive and emotional factors.

Fact: People who are in a state of joy eating in a group undergo a positive food experience.

According to scientists at Oxford University, what we hear when we consume food—whether it’s the sound the food makes, the music in a restaurant, or even pure tones or blasts of white noise—can make our food seem sweeter, more bitter, more savory or more fresh, depending on the quality of that sound. For example, loud background noise in restaurants can diminish our sense of the sweetness or saltiness of food.

Fact: Sound can also influence people’s consumption rates, their food choice preferences, and even how much they consume.

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Join us for dinner with a group of loved ones. We have plenty of Instagram-worthy dishes on the menu!

New Year’s Eve 2017

Spend New Year’s Eve 2017 at Satterfield’s

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For $85 you can enjoy 3 courses to end 2017 on a high note. Don’t end the year without treating yourself to an extraordinary dining experience courtesy of Executive Chef Tripp Mauldin and Chef de Pâtisserie Brittany Garrigus.

RESERVATIONS ARE LIMITED. PLEASE CALL 969-9690 TO RESERVE YOUR TABLE FOR THIS SPECIAL OCCASION.

 

New Year's Eve Menu at Satterfield's 2017

View the NYE Menu 2017

 

 

Our Top Pick for Your Next Party’s Signature Punch

For Your Next Holiday Gathering!

 

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One of Satterfield’s talented bartenders, Alex, has shared a recipe perfect for a holiday dinner party or gathering of close friends and relatives. Whether you are serving dinner for 6 or hosting 30 special guests in your home, this libation will be a hit! This signature punch is based on a cocktail Satterfield’s currently has on the drink list called Pear Necessities.

 

Serving size: 6 people
Ingredients:
9 oz Bourbon or Vodka
3 oz Tuaca
3 oz Fresh Lime Juice
3 oz Spiced Pear Syrup
6-8 oz Cava or Prosecco
Block of ice
Pear Slices
Rosemary
Lemon Peels
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The night before mixing the punch, fill a small, square, plastic container with water and put it in the freezer. Overnight, the water will freeze to make a square block of ice that should fit in your punch bowl. Using a dense block of ice as opposed to smaller machine made will help you punch last longer during your party.

 

The day of your event place your ice block into the punch bowl and mix your choice of Bourbon or vodka, Tuaca, Lime Juice, and sparkling wine in your punch bowl. Make sure to stir to mix everything well. Use pear slices, rosemary, and lemon peels as garnishes.

 

To make Spiced Pear Syrup:
Take 5-6 Bosc or Anjou pears and dice them up. In a small pot, place the pears, 5 star anise, 2 cinnamon sticks, and 4 cloves with enough water to evenly cover everything. Put the pot on the stove on medium heat, allowing pears to cook thoroughly. Once cooked, allow to cool and separate the spices from the pears. Juice the pears to retain the liquid. Add equal parts light brown sugar to pear juice.

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Over the holidays, visit Satterfield’s to try a special Spanish-style eggnog. With notes of Vanilla, lemon citrus, and cinnamon, this rum based eggnog is both rich and creamy.

12 Tips on Throwing a Seamless Holiday Dinner Party

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In 2017, the holiday season brings feelings of joy, love, and more often than not, stress. Between the holiday traffic and shopping for loved ones, one has little headspace to even consider how to efficiently prepare for a dinner party. Luckily, Satterfield’s has years of experience arranging seamless dinner services and parties in their private dining room. We have decided to give you exclusive insider access to professional tips on throwing a well-executed holiday dinner party. No matter your style or budget, these simple tips will ensure your gathering goes off without a hitch.

 

#1 Create a Simple Menu

Keep it simple, comforting, and fun. Don’t forget to ask guests about any dietary restrictions.

Pro Tip: This is not the time to try to make something new. Make dishes you KNOW you are good at executing.

 

#2 Prep in Advance 

Prep and freeze your entree. Bake and freeze a dessert. A few days before, chop veggies for salads and sides. The day before, cut up the fruit.

Pro Tip: A hot or cold soup is a quick option as one of your courses.

 

#3 Have a Simple Signature Cocktail and/or Mocktail

Pro Tip: When people ask if they can bring anything, say beer or wine.

 

#4 Triple Threat Decor

Fresh flowers/greenery, candles, and linens (white table cloths/napkins).

Pro Tip: Feeling fancy? Use china, if you have it. If not, plain white dishes will do!

 

#5 Seating and Smart Stations 

Make sure to have enough seating for all guests in and out of the dining room. Have stations for hors d’oeuvres and a self-serve bar away from the kitchen.

Pro Tip: Feeling fancy? Have some placement cards made at your local print shop. For the self-serve bar, print out a simple drink recipe and frame it so there is no confusion.

 

Your guests want to be in your presence, the food is just an added bonus.

 

#7 Accept Help If and When It is Offered

Delegate and get things done! People like to contribute.

Pro Tip: Assign tasks based on a person’s skills and strengths. Not everyone should contribute in the kitchen.

 

#8 Plan for Unexpected Guests 

Plan for at least two unexpected guests (5 or more for larger parties). Better safe than sorry.

Pro tip: Add freezer bags and disposable food storage containers to your shopping list ahead of time.

 

#9 De-clutter Your House in Advance

Start paring down your main living areas 3-4 weeks before the dinner party. Ample seating and cleanliness should not be a top priority the week of the party.

 

#10 Send Your Invitations Sooner Than Later. It’s Holiday Season.

The most important part of any dinner party is the people who attend. Try to pick people who know each other or will mesh well.

Pro Tip: Consider the size of your space. Most homes can’t fit more than 12 people comfortably. For apartments, even less.

 

#11 Timing is Everything! 

Each course will approximately take an hour at the table with conversation.

 

#12 Follow-up, Follow-up, Follow-up! 

A few weeks before the event, check-in with your expected guests.

Pro Tip: Confirm +1’s and dietary restrictions.