La'Atelier Vert + Eleven 36
Catering & vintage dinnerware
From the moment we were introduced to Nahvae Frost, the owner of full - service catering company L’atelier Vert, her passion for cooking, events and everything in the between was so bright, an easy kin was formed. Nahvae and L’atelier were an obvious choice for catering our upcoming spring gathering. Amidst our love for za'atar, olive oil and spiced salts we were enamored with the fresh spirit and lively approach Nahvae takes in accommodating her guests. With her extensive experience and interest in promoting ecologically and sustainable ways of living, not only is this women wildly talented in the kitchen but she also knows how to dress a table. Join Local Creative as we raid her worldly rentals to prep for our Mediterranean inspired meal.
“The pieces we offer for rentals are a mixed bag.” Part vintage and part new, Nahvae has an easy way about marrying thrift store finds with items from retailers like Crate & Barrel and Restoration Hardware. This leaves your table natural, sophisticated and unlike a spread from a catalogue.
We couldn’t take our eyes off L’ateliers limoge plate collection. We love this particular type of porcelain from 18th century France that makes layering plates a decorative indulgence. Obsessed with handmade pieces, Nahvae’s growing collection of pots, plates and vessels range from Brimfield flea finds to scouting ceramic artists from Asheville to Minneapolis.
Spice and everything nice, we cannot wait for to experience the flavor intensity that these cultured blends and seasonings will bring to our meal. Toasted pine nuts, cumin, fennel, pistachio, the list goes on and we know they will be put to good use.
“My eyes are always open for anything that remotely fits our aesthetic. These plants are mostly from my great-aunt and grandmother which I rescued from Long Island, and we’ve held in our apartment for so long. Now they fill our space with so much love.”