The 40th Celebration of Apollo 17

Salute to the Pioneers of Space a Monumental Success!

The Unveiling of the Apollo XVII Lunar Excursion Module Challenger

During our event on December 14th – 15th, 2012, we celebrated the achievements of the astronauts, engineers, scientists, and all others that contributed to success in the Space Race with a day of space-themed panels attended by over 1,200 visitors.


Venue: National Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola, FL | Catering: Classic City Catering | Lighting & Rentals: Kent’s Special Events | Coordination & Floral Design: Megan K. Events| Photography: Cook Images Photography



Apollo XVII Dinner

Friday, December 14, 2012

225 Guests

~Hors D’oeuvres~

Hanger Bay One Location

Tray Passed Appetizers and Full Service Cocktail Bar Atrium Location ~Hors D’oeuvres Stations~

-Oyster and Raw Bar-Raw

~ Oysters on the Half Shell Oyster Rockefeller with Hollandaise Jumbo Gulf Skimp Ketchup, Horseradish, Lemon Wedges, Tabasco, Cocktail Sauce and Oyster Crackers

Anti-pasta and Cheese Crostini and Flatbreads

~Passed Hors D’oeuvres~

A Variety of Stuffed Mushrooms To Include

Duck Sausage – Vidalia Onion – Brie and Wild Mushroom

Fried Green Tomatoes with Basil Lime Mayonnaise

~Served Dinner~

-To Be Preset-

Water with Citrus Slices

– Wine Will Be Served With Dinner


Lobster Thermidor


Baby Spinach Salad with Bermuda Onions, Sliced Pears, Goat Cheese, Candied Pecans and a Champagne Vinaigrette

~Blast Off~

Pecan Roasted Medallions of Beef with a Wild Mushroom Demi Glace and Snapper Bienville with Heirloom Tomato Beurre Blanc

Asparagus Bundles Kissed with Citrus Butter Butternut Squash Risotto Market Breads and Rolls with Compound Butter


Flaming Baked Alaska

Coffee with Cream, Sugars and Chantilly



 Apollo XVII After Party

 Friday, December 14, 2012

 100 Guests

~Passed Hors D’oeuvres~

Eggplant Crisp with Oven Dried Tomato, Mozzarella and Fresh Oregano Lambchop

Lollipops Topped with Herb Goat Cheese and Hot Pepper Jelly

Coconut Shrimp with Black and White Sesame Sweet and Sour Sauce

Almond and Sour Dough Crusted Brie Blue Cheese with Apricot Dipping Sauce

~Full Bar Mixers and Setups~

Coca Cola, Diet Coke, Sprite, Ginger Ale, Tonic and Soda Waters, Homemade Spicy Bloody Mary Mix, Orange, Cranberry, and Grapefruit Juices, Lemon and Lime Wedges, Cherries, Olives and Celery Sticks

Classic City Will Provide Ice for Drinks and Beverage Napkins.



 Apollo XVII Luncheon

 Saturday, December 15, 2012

 575 Guests

 ~Served Luncheon~

Plated on Eco Friendly Bamboo PLates, Plastic Cutlery, Paper Napkins and Cups

Water and Iced Tea with Lemon Wedges and Sugar

Grilled Chicken Au Poivre with Mango Currant Chutney

Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Olives, Pepperoncini Peppers, Feta Cheese in a Greek Vinaigrette

Wild Rice Salad with Granny Smith Apples and Almonds

Baskets of Warm Rolls and Croissants with Compound Butter

Chocolate Pecan Pie with Bourbon Whipped Cream



Apollo XVII 40th Anniversary Dinner

 Saturday, December 15, 2012

 575 Guests

Passed Appetizers

Hanger Bay One

Tray Passed Appetizers and Full-Service Cocktail Bar

~Passed Hors D’oeurves~

Blue Crabcakes with Marinated Garlic Remoulade

Miso Marinated Cucumber Cups Filled with Seaweed Salad

Tempura Battered Artichoke Hearts and Wild Mushrooms with Yellow Tomato Salsa

Tuna Tartare on a Wonton Crisp with Wasabi Aioli


Pimento Cheese and Jalapeno – Goat Cheese and Sundried Tomato –

~Served Dinner~

To Be Preset-Water with Citrus Wine Will Be Served With Dinner


The Wedge, Baby Iceberg with Heirloom Tomatoes, Bacon, Onion and Blue Cheese Dressing with Balsamic Glaze


Beef Short Ribs And Blackened Duck Breast with Cranberry Demi-Glace

Fingerling Potatoes with Fresh Herbs and Fried Leeks

Tri-Color Carrots in a Brandy Basil Sauce

Market Breads and Rolls with Compound Butter


Classic Pecan Bunt Cake with a Rum Glaze

Coffee with Cream, Sugars and Chantilly