Carpenter Kessel Team - White Party

On the evening of Friday, August 23rd, we transformed the new restaurant in Downtown Melbourne, Ember & Oak, into a swanky tropical lounge for roughly 250 guests. The all-white affair was a decked out, over the top celebration for our recent clients and close partners. It was our way of saying thank you. Leading up to the evening, Kirk & Dewayne spent time crafting two signature cocktails for our guests. The first, the CK Splash, is a fresh twist on a spiked lemonade, and it’s of course, our signature shade of blue. The other was a modern take on the classic old fashioned, made with raw brown sugar and a crystal clear cube of ice.

Watch Kirk & Dewayne as they crafted the CK Splash and sampled some of the items that would be making it on the menu for the party.

Carpenter Kessel CK Splash Spiked Lemonade

On the night of the event, guests got to sample the mouth watering charcuterie boards that Ember & Oak is known for, as well as the oozing deliciousness (that’s definitely a word, right?) of the melted cheese from the Raclette wheel. The wine room was the hot spot for all seafood lovers, as the spread included cavier, fresh oysters on the halfshell and delicacies of the crusteacen variety. The wine room also was the place to be if you fancied spirits of the grape variety – with over 48 wines on tap! The night was topped off by the spectacular desserts created by “cooking” using liquid nitrogen. Have you ever had fresh coconut mousse, briskly frozen in a bath of liquid nitrogen, atop a scumptious trio of berries or a gooey flourless chocolate cake? Well, we can tell you – it’s amazing!

Entertainment for the evening went beyond the awe-inspiring food stations. Musical entertainment was provided thanks to the soothing sounds of The Harbor City Trio in the courtyard. Guests were dazzled by Vynn Credible, as he mingled throughout the party doing close-up magic and slight of hand tricks that deligted the crowd. And of course, what is a party without a fire dancer? Yes, that’s right – the graceful Shelby Spunflower danced with her flickering flames throughout the night.

We are so grateful for the clients and partners that contribute to our success each year and so thankful for the amazing turnout at our White Party. As a continued celebration, Ember & Oak will be offering our signature spiked lemonade cocktail on their menu until October. We want thank all our guests that came to our first ever CK Signature Event, but if you missed it make sure to grab a reservation at Ember & Oak before October so you can sample the delicious CK Splash before it’s gone!

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