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DINING > > >
What's hot? Amuse bouche for cocktail hour or for dinner. Brilliantly unforgettable to all.
Amuse Bouche, or small plate entrees and hors d'eouvres, has been trendy in restaurants
for years but recently this exciting service style has taken off in a big way in catering.
Meaning "amusement of the mouth", the flavors focus on intense, fresh and even amusing
food combinations. Attractive and unusual plates, utensils or vessels of all shapes and
sizes are all part of the drama behind Amuse Bouche. Sesame "ice cream" cones filled
with yellowfin tuna tartare, fork skewered lamb koftas with guava sauce or mini Kobe
beef burgers with caramelized onions and Gruyere cheese are all Amuse Bouche dishes
ready to make any party swing into action.
LINENS > > >
What's hot? Rich linens and chair coverings! It's huge.
A renewed interest in fine linens for the tabletop has our clients focusing their creative
talents on creating the perfect table. Beautiful, often, unusual linens are now the canvas
for which they build upon. Fantastic, crushed metallic cloths featuring bronzes, blacks and greens bellowing to floor length;
modern spandex cloths stretching across the tabletop to the floor in brilliant colors of pink, purple or black with white polka dots; rich
jacards, moires and damasks with "hoop skirt" bottoms; could an artist ask for more? As if the
incredible cloths covering the tables did not say enough, then you should see what is
happening to the chairs! What linens are doing for chairs is just short of spectacular.
Chairs are now under layers of fabrics, bands and bows matching the tables and adding
such personality to the room that the huge centerpieces of yesteryear are not only history
but not even in the picture.
THE BAR > > >
What's hot? A wine bar from around the world. Definitely in vogue.
A few years ago the chocolate martini and the mojito ruled the party scene. The trends
have not so much changed as matured. There are more wine vineyards in the world today
than there have ever been in history. Never before have so many vineyards created so
many styles of great wines at affordable prices. While there was once small areas of our
planet cultivated to grow quality grapes, there is barely a continent without major wine
growing regions producing world class wines. The maturing of these vineyards around the
world has turned the heads of everyone and the mantra is now, "Good wine is not just for
fine dining any more!" Six, eight or more fine wines are now lined up at most of our event
bars. Guests can sip the best from South Africa to Washington state.
FOOD CULTURE > > >
What's hot? Deeply spiced African dishes. It's accelerating onto the scene.
The trends in ethnic foods change every decade or so. French? Spanish? Thai? These
countries continue to amaze us with new ingredients and preparation styles and our clients love to please the crowds with these selections.
But what is on the horizon? What is the next big food wave? African! Yes, it's the flavors of Ethiopia, Tanzania, Morocco and South Africa.
Restaurants will begin to feature the flavors of Africa on their menus across America and it's also coming into catering. We are just now
exploring the flavors and ingredients of great African food tradition to create the hippest hors d'eouvres, platters and dinners.
EVENTS > > >
What's hot? The Après Wedding Brunch to wrap up the weekend.
There is nothing more thoughtful.
Friends and families are separated and spread across this nation in a manner never seen
before. Taking a flight to see a friend for their birthday or taking off for a few days for
Thanksgiving is now very normal. When a wedding is announced it is now becoming an
event. Couples are looking at their weddings as weekend events. Rehearsal dinners are
larger, incorporating the guests who arrive a day early from out-of-town. A trend that is
really taking off for wedding couples is the Après Wedding Brunch. Sunday brunch offers
a perfect ending to the perfect weekend. The guests and the newlyweds are brought
together in a casual atmosphere where goodbyes and thank you's are easily exchanged
amid warm hugs and smiles. Guests begin their travel home filled with good food and
EATS > > >
What's hot? Serving BBQ to your guests. It's smokin'!
When planning a casual reception, what to feed your crowd can be an issue when you
Don't want to serve sandwiches and chips or lasagna and salad. From corporate events to
weddings, graduations to family reunions, there is a great solution to the "same old thing".
The trend is now firmly located in the fires of BBQ. BBQ has never been more received or welcomed than it is now. If you can offer your
guests great BBQ and super side dishes,
your event will be remembered for some time to come. Texas style Baby Back Ribs,
Pulled Pork Carolina Style or Sliced Beef Brisket that's been slowly smoked and basted
over 10 hours, now that's BBQ! So the next time you want to see smiling faces and fingers covered in BBQ sauce give our sister company,
The Adirondack BBQ Company, a call. The Adirondack BBQ Company offers a variety of BBQ and picnic fare as few as 25 or as many as 1000.