Allona Bristol is the Chef de Cuisine and owner of Lloni a private chef service, catering, and party supply rental company launched in 2018.
This new business is the latest venture in a long history and love affair that Ms. Bristol has had with food and food preparation. Growing up in St. Vincent Allona’s earliest memories are of her mother preparing delectable dishes for her family, and for people in the neighborhood who would patronize the family business.
On Sunday June 2nd, one year after a highly successful launch, Lloni, Private Chef, Catering & Party Supply Rental returned with it’s second installment of The Taste. This annual event is the brainchild of the company’s CEO, Chef Lloni.
Attendees sampled a mouthwatering and visually exciting variety of carefully curated and expertly prepared dishes. In addition, there were alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverage pairings, signature cocktails, and live cooking demonstrations by Chef Lloni.
The night was a culmination of precise planning and execution on the part of Chef Lloni and it showed.
Uniformed wait staff greeted guests at the door with a choice of Smoked Salmon with Dill and Fruit Caviar on Toast, or Chicken Galantine with Mango Chutney on Toast. The main area was a beautiful expression of Spring elegance from the organza, floral and fairy-lit backdrops, to the tables covered in white and silver linens accented by yellow floral and lemon centerpieces.
Tasting stations showcasing Chef Lloni’s range and skill included: Appetizers, Salad, Seafood, Caribbean, Carving, and Dessert. The live demonstrations by Chef Lloni were one of the many highlights of this special evening.
Guests saw firsthand this accomplished Chef in action as she made Crab Wontons, Tabbouleh salad, and torched a Baked Alaska, and crème brulees on the spot.
From appetizers to desserts, including soups and salads, there were 32 different dishes for guests to “Taste.“
Drinks included Sangria, Rum Punch (a crowd favorite), a variety of red and white wines, beer and ale samplings, and handcrafted signature cocktails.
This year’s The Taste was, by all accounts, a night to remember. Feedback has been overwhelmingly positive There were many amazed and appreciative remarks that Chef Lloni was able to improve on last year’s already well-received event.
The night was not yet over when inquiries began into next year’s gastronomic adventure at the 3rd annual The Taste.