Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Can you Say Bugatti - Private Car Collection Grand Opening Event

Bugatti Grille

CuisinEtc was thrilled to be selected to produce the grand opening for a private car collection in Elizabeth New Jersey that featured multiple models of Bugatti, Ferrari, Lancias Alpa Romeo and more... A stunning collection and a wonderful gathering of 250 close friends, family and associates of the collector.

The food theme was Italian comfort food meets Jewish Comfort Food.

We had a lovely and quite necessary Navitrack Tent from Prestige Party Rentals that was able to seat about 1/2 the guests, a five piece band courtesy of Stan Rubin - who got his start playing at Grace Kelly's wedding,a bar, the antipasto buffet station, along with a chef carving fresh turkey, center cut smoked salmon with all the fixings, and a fabulous 80 pound whole wheel of Parmesan Regiano cheese, along with passed hors d'oeuvres and finishing with a grand dessert buffet.

Apple table with champagne

Mangia Italiano Antipasto Station

with Italian Cured Meats & Salamis, Cheeses & Roasted Veggies

Such as Prosciutto, Genoa Salami,
Sopressata, Aged Provolone with Peppers,
Fresh Mozzarella, Parmesan,
Roasted Peppers & Zucchini,
Marinated Artichokes,
Capers, and Assorted Olives
Chunks of mortadella, cubes of aged provolone and cubes of genoa salami

Tuscan Rollatini di Melanzane
and cocktail sized Italian meatballs
in a piquant house made marinara sauce

Both served in elegant copper chafing dishes

with fresh turkey,
cranberry sauce, mustard, mayo, Russian

Center Cut Smoked salmon with capers,
red and vidalia onion, traditional cream cheese,
wasabi scallion cream cheese, cut lemons, kale

Whole wheel parmesan cheese on Cheese Cart
with pepato, rondele and gorgonzola
2 tiered basket of crackers and breads

Roman Breads and Spreads such as
Artisan Italian Breads including rosemary- olive,
semolina, country Italian, crostinis, flatbreads
with a variety of Extra Virgin Olive Oils,
Balsamic & Pomegranate Dips,
Eggplant Caponata,
Artichoke-Olive Tapenade,
Bruschetta, and Garlic Herb Cheese

Waiter Passed Hors D’oeuvres and Short Plates

-Mushroom Truffle Risotto Flower

- cows in the comforter

-Flying Peanut Chicken

-Big City Filet Mignon Biscuits

-Jewels of Siam Filet Mignon in cucumber crowns

-Tradition, Tradition Short Plate
Grandma Rosie’s cocktail size stuffed cabbage
atop homemade mashed potato

-Wasabi BLT Bytes
-Diablo Bytes with Pesto

A Mélange of Petit Pastries & Finger Desserts
-Chocolate Drizzled Profiteroles (Cream Puffs)
-Cream Filled Napoleons
- Fresh Fruit Tartlets
- Strawberries Piped With Cheesecake & Cookie Crumbles
- Mini Chocolate Taco with Bavarian Cream & Berry Garnish
- New Jersey Peach crumble
- Handmade rugelach and almond pralines
- Chocolate pudding in mini cups
- Chocolate milkshake shots

Coffee and decaf

I always wanted a red sports car... guess this one is out of my price range...