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D'Amico Catering Venue Party Celebrates Decor Refresh

D’Amico & Partners, an influential restaurant and catering operator in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota and Naples, Florida, announced the completion of a comprehensive décor refresh at one of its exclusive D’Amico Catering venues, The Metropolitan Ballroom & Clubroom, just outside of downtown Minneapolis. 

“The Metropolitan has long been a memorable venue for Minneapolis corporate events, fundraisers, and weddings,” said D’Amico & Partners co-owner and founding partner Richard D’Amico, a long-time ASID member who designs all of the company’s properties. “We are thrilled to reveal this bright, updated space. My design inspiration for this project was every classic Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers dance scene, with a little bit of Busby Berkeley thrown in for good measure. The result is a stunningly bright and fresh homage to the classic 1930s elegance with a clean, modern spin.”

At a recent gathering for press and industry associates, D'Amico brought the tasty—and the beauty to a beloved property. here's a look.

All photos courtesy Travis Anderson Photography

Interior shot 


Hand Passed
Waldorf salad, endive
Oysters Rockefeller
Pumpkin éclair with pepita seeds
Madeleine with smoked salmon, crème fraiche and fresh dill
Duck confit, squash puree and chili oil

Savory Experiences
Bouteille de darfum
Thai crab salad with kefir lime & mint spritz

Cacio e pepe
Perfectly peppered pasta, hand twirled


Vegetable Charcuterie
A delicious collection of spreads, terrines, nut butters, gourmet cheeses and local produce 

Raw Bar
Stone crab claws
Snow crab legs
Seafood ceviche

Hand Carved
Snake River Farms wagyu, sweet pepper caponata with pine nuts, shaved black truffle 

“Caviar” Bar
Hamachi, fried ginger + garlic, micro cilantro, ponzu “caviar”
Burrata, basil crystals, sea salt, EVOO, tomato “caviar”
Cucumber cup, mint syrup, fresh mint, melon “caviar”
Mini cone, vanilla bean mascarpone, peanuts, caramel “caviar”

Dessert Cart
A delightful assortment of cookies and confections carefully curated by Executive Pastry Chef Leah Henderson:
• Bonbons Delicieux
• Raspberry elderflower profiteroles
• Opera torte
• White chocolate salted butterscotch lollipops
• Grasshopper pie parfait
• Black forest cherry parfait
• Caramel citron tart
• Blackberry cassis tart
• Dark chocolate hazelnut cannolo

Welcome drink at entrance: Raspberry French 75
Signature drink at bar: Pear & Cardamom Sidecar or non-alcoholic ginger, grapefruit & basil spritz

“D’Amico Catering is dedicated to providing innovative cuisine, impeccable venues with the latest amenities, expert event planning support and superior service,” said D’Amico. “We look forward to debuting The Metropolitan’s elevated, stylish new look, and hosting all types of events in this vibrant West Metro space.”

Kathleen Stoehr

Kathleen Stoehr is the Director of Community & Content Strategy for Informa Connect | Catersource and Special Events magazines, including all digital content for both websites and e-newsletter products. She also vets, hires, guides and coordinates all live education at Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Art of Catering Food, Leading Caterers of America Executive Summit, and bridge content at The Special Event.