By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Restaurants | Issue: February 2009
Ludger’s Cakes & Catering is a family affair that offers gorgeous, edible Valentine’s Day gifts. (L to R): Allison Dickens, Ludger Schulz and Alecia Schulz.
Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, and you’re probably searching for something special to give your sweetheart. Or perhaps you want to impress your boss and co-workers with a scrumptious treat for the holiday. For Valentine’s Day goodies that are certain to wow anyone and everyone, stop by Ludger’s Cakes & Catering. Every year they offer two luscious, edible Valentine’s Day gift options.
“Our chocolate-dipped strawberries are a huge hit,” says Allison Dickens, business manager of Ludger’s. “You receive a dozen strawberries dipped in premium Swiss chocolate and packaged in a clear, long-stemmed rose box tied with a red ribbon. This is a wonderful, convenient gift because everyone loves it, there’s no wrapping required and delivery is available.” Allison joined her parents in operating the family business last year. Her father, Ludger Schulz, is owner and executive chef, and her mother, Alecia, is vice president and catering coordinator.
The other Valentine treat Ludger’s is famous for is their heart-shaped Bavarian cream cheese cake. Topped in premium Swiss chocolate ganache and garnished with a butter cream frosting rose, this cake is both beautiful and mouthwateringly delicious. “You really can’t go wrong with the heart-shaped cheese cake. Families will get one to make Valentine’s Day special at home,” says Allison.
If you want to take your honey out for a truly special Valentine’s Day date, reserve seats for Ludger’s annual gourmet dinner. The dinner will be held Saturday, February 14 at 6:30 p.m. in Ludger’s private dining room, and will be prepared by Ludger Schulz, Executive Chef Scott Sherrill, Chef de Cuisine Polo Ordorica, and Executive Pastry Chef Scott Campbell. Scott Sherrill, a former professor of culinary arts at OSU-Okmulgee, is a recent addition to the Ludger’s staff.
Ludger Schulz welcomes Scott Sherrill, the newest executive chef at Ludger’s.
The evening’s menu will include wild mushroom bisque and parmesan cheese straws, hearts of butter lettuce drizzled in fresh pomegranate, blueberry and citrus dressing, salmon coulibiac with prosecco sauce, pineapple sorbet, pepper crusted beef tenderloin and stuffed prawns, duchess potatoes, zucchini carrot boats, and Gran Marnier chocolate soufflés with white chocolate sauce. Five accompanying wines will be served with the courses. “We have eight tables with eight seats each. It’s a lovely environment – intimate, but not crowded, and beautifully decorated,” says Allison. “The chefs and wine representatives will be on hand to explain the courses and where you can purchase the wines.”
“It’s a whole evening of decadence,” adds Ludger. “It’s not like in a restaurant where you’re rushed because people are waiting for your table. It’s a special occasion.”
Tickets to this spectacular gourmet dinner sell out quickly, so call (918) 744-9988 as soon as possible for your reservation.
Ludger’s beautiful private dining room is available year-round for wedding, corporate and social occasions, offering such amenities as a sound system with microphone, podium, projection screen and dance floor. “Our dining room is a hidden gem,” says Alecia. “It’s off the beaten path, but when people find out about it, their reaction is always the same – wow! It’s perfect for regular groups that meet monthly.”
If you’re planning an event that needs to be catered, Ludger’s is an excellent choice to consider. They offer catering services for nearly any occasion, large or small. They also make gorgeous, delectable cakes for weddings, birthdays and anniversaries.
To view photos and find out more about Ludger’s Cakes & Catering, go online to www.ludgers.com. And don’t forget to preorder your Valentine’s Day chocolate-dipped strawberries and heart-shaped Bavarian cream cheese cake – supplies are limited!
Sheryl Sowell was born and raised in Tulsa, OK. She graduated from Will Rogers High School and received her Bachelor of Arts in English from Northeastern State University in 2007. She has worked for Value News as editor, writer and advertising copywriter since 2008. She enjoys meeting and interviewing people for Value News articles, learning about their backgrounds, and helping to promote their businesses and local events. In her free time, she enjoys reading, trying new recipes and crafts from Pinterest, attending concerts and sporting events, and spending time with family and friends. Sheryl lives in Tulsa with her fiancé Paul, their daughter Scarlett, and their two dogs, Gunner and Boo.