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Menu from Around the World

June 14, 2011

Congratulations St. Jude Medical on your newest office in Austin, TX!

The 2 Dine 4 Fine Catering team helped St. Jude Medical celebrate this grand opening by providing an around the world menu, inspired by the locations of each of the St. Jude Medical offices.  From Swedish inspired Lox, Spanikopita Puffs, and Mushroom Ajillo Empanadas, to Beef Satay, Coffee Encrusted Smoked BBQ Brisket, Cheese Curd & Mac Fritters and Vegetable Dumplings, we had it all. Not to mention desserts including Banana-Rum Tartlets, Peach Fried Pie, and ice cream, because nothing says Texas like Bluebell Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream!



2Dine4 Spotlight: King Crab

February 17, 2011

On Valentine's Day, couples feasted on King Crab with herb butter dipping sauce at a private event. The scrumptious bits were presented on bamboo forks.

King Crab can measure up to 10 feet, claw to claw, an it isn’t unusual for it to weigh 10 to 15 pounds. The delicately flavored meat is snowy white and edged with a beautiful bright red. It’s found in the northern Pacific, and because it’s most abundant around Alaska and Japan, it is also referred to as Alaska king crab and Japanese king crab.  — From The New Food Lover’s Companion

Countdown Until The 22nd Bandana Ball Begins

February 15, 2011

The Bandana Ball is a signature event of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Austin and Central Texas. Each spring, the Bandana Ball raises funds for the families of hospitalized children right here in Central Texas. This year’s event, happening on Saturday, March 26, will bring together 1,000 of Austin’s finest. Guests will experience a one-of-a-kind auction, listen to local music and enjoy extraordinary catering provided by none other than 2Dine4!  But more than that, Bandana Ball guests come together to give hospitalized children what they need most–their families.

This year’s ball is located at the beautiful Wild Onion Ranch.

2Dine4 Caters Book Signing — Neptune’s Inferno

February 15, 2011

2Dine4 recently had the pleasure of catering a book launch and signing for James D. Hornfischer.

His latest novel, Neptune’s Inferno, is being described by many as a masterpiece of 20th century naval history.

National Book Winner Bob Shacochis says, “it’s time to declare James Hornfischer a national treasure, a member of the distinguished band of brothers–Stephen Ambrose, Shelby Foote, Ken Burns, Spielberg and Hanks–whose sacred mission has been vital to America’s journey, preserving the stories of our fathers and grandfathers for future generations, before those stories fade forever out of our consciousness into the shadows of time.”

Hornfischer was joined by 150 guests. They all dined on a customized menu with creations inspired by the Pacific Rim.

Some highlights:  Sesame Shrimp Salad in Gougeres with Scallions & Peppers and Polynesian Pulled Pork Tostada with Mango Salsa & Buffalo Mozzarella. But, the star of the evening was our version of Neptune’s Inferno, which was a blood orange, passion fruit and pomegranate martini with a splash of prosecco.

Stay tuned for our next book signing!

You never know who you might meet at a crawfish boil

May 7, 2010

Especially one that’s brought to you by the folks of 2 Dine 4  Fine Catering & Supper Friends.   After all, they know a thing or two about crawfish having grown up in Louisiana.  Why, when those cats (not the ones pictured above) were just babies they were sucking on crawfish heads instead of pacifiers!

So just exactly  how do you eat a crawfish?  A lot depends on how much alcohol you’ve consumed, but generally speaking you first remove the head.  Hold the top of the crawfish with one hand, and place your other hand above the tail. Twist so that the tail separates from the head.  You then pinch the very end of the tail with one hand, and pull the tail meat out with the other.

If you really want to impress your date, you can suck the head so as  to savor every drop of spice before you discard it.  If you are a novice when it comes to eating crawfish, or depending on who your date is, you might  want to skip this step.

Now that you know how to eat a mud bug you need  to head on over to  the first annual Supper Friends Crawfish Boil to be held  Saturday, May 8th from 2:00 – 6:00 PM at the SWOOP House.  Along with boiled crawfish with corn and potatoes they’ll be serving smoked sausage and chicken jambalaya, cornbread and for dessert (assuming you have room left) bread pudding with whiskey sauce and Blue Bell vanilla ice cream.    Bring your own Abita (or the adult beverage of your choice ) and  laissez les bons temps rouler!

For more information click here.

It’s a bird…it’s a plane… No! It’s a SUPPER FRIENDS Dinner!

April 22, 2010

What’s for dinner?  Where should we go to dinner?  Why should I go out and buy wine with a meal when I have great wine that I need to drink at home?  If you ever struggle with these questions then NEVER FEAR …because the SUPPER FRIENDS are here.

We are saving people from dull dining one meal at a time.

Your friends at 2 Dine 4 have formed a weekly Supper club that we call the Supper Friends.

For the un-initiated…

What is it?
Supper Friends is a multi-course plated dinner prepared by 2 Dine 4’s culinary team served at big tables where you get to meet new folks, enjoy good food and Bring Your Own (adult beverages).

When is it?
We offer Supper Friend dinners as often as we can.  We have to work them around our catering schedule but we hope to do it at least once a week.

Where is It?
The SWOOP House @ 3012 Gonzales St., Austin, TX 78702 Map.

What is the SWOOP house?

It is a 1930’s style house we relocated from Hyde Park and recycled to become the office for SWOOP Events and the site of our Supper Club.

How much does it cost?
The price for the meal changes depending on our cost of ingredients but we try to keep it between $40 and $60 dollars per person.

How do I reserve a seat? If you would like to join us for dinner, please SUBSCRIBE to our email list.  You will get e-mailed an invite with the menu and price for the meal.  Then you call 467-6600 with your credit card number to RSVP or book your seat from the Paypal link.

Sample Supper Friends Dinner Menu from April 20th, 2010

Let us know if you would prefer our vegetarian option or if you have any dietary restrictions.  Seating is limited so if you have a large party please call ASAP.

Doors and Hors d’oeuvres at 6:45 PM
Dinner Begins at 7:15 PM

We are always happy to accommodate for dietary restrictions so please let us know when you RSVP. Our vegetarian option is denoted by (V).

Beef Tenderloin Satay with Creole Aioli
Warm Brie Tartlets in Pain de Mie with Red Onion-Jalapeno Marmalade (V)
First Course
Tomato Soup with Pimento Cheese “Croutons” & Basil Pesto (V)
Second Course
Gulf Crabcakes served over Arugula Salad tossed Parmesan Peppercorn Vinaigrette
Mushroom Risotto Fritters wtih Arugula Salad tossed in Parmesan Peppercorn Vinaigrette (V)
Third Course
Roasted Chicken Breast stuffed with Herbed Ricotta & Lemon Caper Cream Sauce with Mac ‘n Cheese & Green Beans
Fresh Vegetable Manicotti stuffed with Herbed Ricotta and Lemon served with Green Beans (V)
Fourth Course
Tres Leches Cake with Toasted Meringue & Raspberry Coulis

$34 per person plus tax and 18% service fee
Call 512-467-6600 between 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM with credit card information
and please tell us your meal preference (carnivore, vegetarian or gluten free)

Don’t forget to Bring Your Own! We are happy to chill and serve any wine, beer or other adult beverages you wish to provide. We have a wine cooler available where we can keep your bottles comfy until you are ready to drink them.

We look forward to serving you at the Supper Friends soon.

Very truly yours,

The 2 Dine 4 Team

AMOA Laguna Gloria Wedding Showcase

March 8, 2010

Wedding ShowcaseA Wedding Showcase at

AMOA – Laguna Gloria

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

6:30pm – 9:30pm

Please join us for a memorable evening at Laguna Gloria.  Meet some of Austin’s most talented special event professionals, who can help you transform your dream event into reality!

Free of Charge.  Valet parking provided by Central Texas Valet.

Please RSVP by emailing

Participating Vendors:

2 Dine 4

34th Street Catering

36th Street Events

Aimage, Photography by Lisa Shepard

Austin Catering

Caplan Miller


Complete Music and Video TX

Crave Catering

Dagar’s of Austin Caterers, Inc.

David Kurio Designs

Inviting Affairs

Kurant Events

Marquee Tent Productions

Simon Lee Bakery

Something To Celebrate

Verbena Floral Design

Whole Foods Markets