West Coast Cantina Party

What happens when 3 food professionals get together and throw the ultimate backyard fiesta? Magic. You guys are going to freak!

The ultimate menu for a West Coast Cantina party from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Matt and Adam are not only 2 of my very best friends, but they are also my favorite people to collaborate with. Whether we’re working on images for What’s Gaby Cooking, traveling the world exploring new food scenes, or shooting an outdoor dinner party… it makes work so much more fun when they are involved!

Recently Williams-Sonoma asked me to throw the ultimate West Coast Cantina Party and I was like…. ummmmm DONE! Have you met me? I love a Mexican themed party because it means that eating 3 pounds of guacamole in one sitting is considered socially acceptable and margaritas are mandatory. After shopping on the Williams-Sonoma website until my heart’s content (have you seen these insanely amazing dinner plates – I died) I checked out using their new Visa Checkout option which takes basically zero time and makes checkout way easier and totally secure (for someone who does a LOT of shopping online, it’s the best thing since sliced bread!). Anything that involves fewer clicks is basically my idea of heaven!

I set a date, invited my nearest and dearest and Matt, Adam and I went to town creating what was going to be the perfect evening. All the table settings come from Williams-Sonoma and we featured all sorts of delicious recipes that you can find here on What’s Gaby Cooking. The full menu consisted of chips, salsa and guacamole, grilled corn with a squeeze of lime and a sprinkle of cotija, skinny margaritas, spicy shrimp tostadas and watermelon jicama salad. It was the perfect meal, the perfect setting and (bonus!) perfectly healthy!!

The ultimate menu for a West Coast Cantina party from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

The ultimate menu for a West Coast Cantina party from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

The ultimate menu for a West Coast Cantina Margaritas from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

The ultimate menu for a West Coast Cantina Skinny Margaritas from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

The ultimate menu for a West Coast Cantina Shrimp Tostada from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin) The ultimate menu for a West Coast Cantina Grilled Corn from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin) The ultimate menu for a West Coast Cantina Watermelon Salad from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin) The ultimate menu for a West Coast Cantina party from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin) The ultimate menu for a West Coast Cantina Watermelon Salad from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin) The ultimate menu for a West Coast Cantina party from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

The ultimate menu for a West Coast Cantina party from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

 

The ultimate menu for a West Coast Cantina party from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Here are some quick links for the products I used so you can snag a few for your own collection:

Valencia Etched Tritan Short + Tall Tumblers
Valencia Etched Tritan GobletsEnamel Flatwear
Pebbled Glass Pitchers
Marble & Wood Cheese Boards
Turkish Striped Runner
Fringe Denim Napkins (Light)
Rustic Melamine Serving Bowl
• And all of the Coastal Blue Plates because I’m OBSESSED

Hop over to the individual links above for specific recipes – AND check out Williams-sonoma.com/visacheckout for a special discount when you pay using Visa Checkout now through July 31st.

If I were you, I’d order all the goodies pictured above and throw your own backyard fiesta!! Send me an invite while you’re at it, I’ll bring the margaritas! You can also enroll in Visa Checkout or sign into your existing account for a chance to win $5000 to spend at Williams-Sonoma ☺

Photo by Matt Armendariz

Food Styling by Adam Pearson

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11 Comments

  1. What a beautiful party, Gaby! Everything looks fabulous and everyone looks like they are having the best time! I love the table settings and accessories – so pretty!

  2. Looks like an amazing fiesta! Mexican food is my favorite and those tostadas look divine!

  3. My invitation to this must have been misplaced!!! It looks so festive and delicious. I want everything in the photos – food,dishes and linens!!

  4. I swear USPS lost my invitation, as they lose every thing that’s ever important in my life! So clearly, you need to text me and invite me to one of these the next time I’m in town…oh wait, that’s in November 😉 you guys throw the best parties ever!

  5. Hi Gaby,

    Loved loved being a part of.of this shoot. It turned out amazing ! I Thanks again!

    Warmly,

    Leslie A
    Pixies Petals

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