The iconic Fox Theatre, loved by countless theater- and party-goers from around the world, is the site of first dates, marriage proposals, weddings, extraordinary corporate events and life-changing fundraisers. It has been the cornerstone of unique stories and cherished memories for more than eight decades. But there’s one story that has yet to be told.
The Fox Theatre and AFFAIRS to REMEMBER are embarking on a journey—AFFAIRS at the FOX—one that will create a new, distinctive narrative. Millions have shared stories about their own Fox encounters, and now future millions will experience a new, unique Fox Food Story.
Expanding on a relationship of nearly four decades, AFFAIRS at the FOX was launched in summer of 2015 when AFFAIRS to REMEMBER began managing the Egyptian Ballroom, the Grand Salon & Terrace, Landmarks Lounge and other special event spaces within the Fox Theatre, offering hosts and event planners an enhanced shopping experience.
AFFAIRS to REMEMBER has created a menu of Fox-exclusive foods, available for AFFAIRS to REMEMBER clients hosting their event at the Fox Theatre. Building on elements that Fox fans have found fascinating for more than 80 years, the new menus are inspired by three defining features of the Fox: its architecture, its geography, and the signature performances mounted in its grand theater. This exciting Fox Food Story will be the subject of countless epic tales.
A guest at an AFFAIRS at the FOX event can stroll into the evening sipping a Peachtree Street Bellini, crafted to highlight the Fox Theatre’s location at the epicenter of the New South. This libation pairs peach sorbet with sparkling wine and it’s elegantly served with a raspberry and basil leaf garnish.
During the cocktail hour at an AFFAIRS at the FOX reception, friendly servers can offer hors d’oeuvres representing the Moorish and Egyptian architecture within the Fox Theatre. Perhaps falafel fritters with radish raita and microgreens or house-made pimento cheese-stuffed pickled okra wrapped in bacon—the latter a celebration of New South cuisine.
Guests attending a buffet dinner at an AFFAIRS at the FOX event in the Egyptian Ballroom, its décor selected shortly following the 1922 discovery of King Tut’s tomb, can delight in a Middle Eastern-inspired za’atar crusted tuna served over cannellini bean salad with artichokes, soppressata and feta tossed in sumac berry vinaigrette.
AFFAIRS to REMEMBER’s culinary team can also design unique menus tailored to touring Broadway shows appearing on the Fox Theatre stage. For example, before seeing Jersey Boys in the Fox Theatre’s magnificent 4,665-seat auditorium, guests may be offered a served dinner fashioned after the iconic rock-and-roll group The Four Seasons in the Grand Salon—adorned with Moroccan tiles and capped with an antique stained glass ceiling window, and pre-dinner cocktails on the adjacent rooftop Terrace. Imagine a four-course dining experience designed to represent the “four seasons” of spring, summer, fall and winter.
A nod to the Fox Theatre’s historic—and ongoing—role as a grand movie palace, guests attending a private event in the Fox Theatre ballrooms, specifically those catered by AFFAIRS to REMEMBER, will have the opportunity to enjoy the Fox Theatre’s new signature popcorn made with pecans, apricots and dukkah, an Egyptian spice blend of toasted nuts and seeds.
Event-goers are already raving about this house-popped popcorn creation, as well as the other dishes designed exclusively for AFFAIRS at the FOX events.
The Fox Food Story will evolve over time as exciting new menus are designed, inspired by client favorites and the ever-evolving culinary world. And, AFFAIRS to REMEMBER is a scratch-house—everything is cooked from scratch—meaning guests will enjoy these dishes with the freshest ingredients and contemporary preparation methods.
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For more information about Fox-exclusive menu items for your special occasion, please contact Nancy Lutz, Director of Special Events, AFFAIRS at the FOX.