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CASE STUDY

NOCHE DE LA LUNA

A MOONLIT STREET FAIR

BEST INNOVATIVE EVENTS
$100,001 - $200,000

EXCELLENCE IN
EVENT DÉCOR/DESIGN

THE CHALLENGE

A longtime, loyal client sought our assistance in creating an evening event outside the confines of a ballroom.  We were tasked with transforming an ordinary parking lot space for a Cinco de Mayo celebration of 900 guests, defining a range of Latin-influenced "restaurants" with distinctive culinary offerings + corresponding aesthetics.  The remote event space posed unique logistical challenges + would require additional infrastructure planning + execution, as well as limited installation time + intricate collaboration with the resort's food + beverage operation.

SCOPE OF SERVICES

OUR SOLUTION

We quickly determined that a functioning, to-scale diagram would be integral to our operation, + worked diligently in creating our own using Auto CAD, Google Earth + live measurements.  Necessities such as lighting, signage + restroom facilities were planned for, ensuring the basics were covered.  After thoughtful consideration of the menu, we began the process of identifying six "micro themes" to represent authentic Latin restaurant environments. Following the conceptualization + design phase, an elaborate + precise production schedule was created to manage the over-25 suppliers required to systematically install the large-scale event.

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LA BARBACOA

A handsomely-appointed Mexican brasserie

 

FEATURED PIECES

MENU PAIRINGS

 

ESQUITES MEXICAN STREET CORN

fresh grilled corn with butter, mayonnaise, 
cotija cheese, chili salt + lemon

       

 

MOLCAJETE GRILL

mini torta served with your choice of:

 

PUEBLO EN CHILI
slow cooked green chili pork

 

AHOGADA DE CAMARON

tender shrimp in chipotle sauce

LA TAQUERIA

Vibrant color pops with a retro chic vibe

 
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MENU PAIRINGS

 

AL PASTOR STREET TACOS

thinly sliced pork on corn tortillas with
diced onion, pineapple + cilantro

       

 

SPICED CARNE ASADA

 

SONORAN SPICED CHICKEN

 

VEGGIE LOVER
charred squash, anasazi beans + quinoa

       

 

TOPPINGS + SAUCES

crispy tortilla chips, guacamole, pico de gallo,
queso freso, lettuce + lime wedges

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CEVICHE SHOOTERS

 

CAMARONES AGUA CHILE

shrimp, cucumber, lime + serrano chiles

 

COCTEL A LA CAMPECHANA

shrimp, scallops + lobster in
tomato sauce with pico de gallo

       

 

BAJA TACOS

mahi mahi, shredded cabbage, tomatoes,
lime + crema on corn tortillas

 

BAJA CANTINA

Baja beach fare with a cool, surf-side vibe

 
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COCINA URBANA

An edgy, eclectic ambiance full of colorful bravado

 

FEATURED PIECES

MENU PAIRINGS

 

OAXACAN TLAYUDAS

pizza crisps with your choice of:

 

TRADITIONAL

black beans, cotija, tomato, lettuce + sour cream

 

POLLO

black beans, shredded chicken, cheese, lettuce + tomato

 

DESHEBRADA

black beans, shredded beef, cheese, lettuce + tomato

       

 

TAMALES

cheese, beef + chicken

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LA ENSALADA

 A wood market stand for an abundance of fresh-from-the-garden greens + mix-in

SWEET SPOT

Signature latin dulces were served
up at the dessert bar

 

FEATURED PIECES

SWEET SPOT

MENU PAIRINGS

 

CHURRO SHOOTERS

freshly-fried + rolled in cinnamon sugar 

RumChata-vanilla milkshake

       

 

PALETAS

assorted flavors

       

 

SOPAPILLAS

sweet-fried pastry with Arizona honey

 

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LA ENSALADA

MENU PAIRINGS

 

GREENS

chopped romaine, spring mix + red cabbage

       

 

VEGETABLES

cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, dried corn,
pickled jalapenos, roasted peppers, + lime wedges

 

TOPPINGS

black beans, cotija, grilled bay shrimp, 
crispy tortilla strips + pico de gallo

 

DRESSINGS

Arizona citrus vinaigrette + creamy poblano