Friday, April 2, 2010

Maundy Thursday Easter Celebration - A Fellowship Gathering


In the spirit of Easter, a fellowship of Christian friends gathered at the home of Patricia, a lovely actress, known to many from her roles on various soap operas, but known to her friends as a warm, generous christian + loving spiritual woman.

The gathering was co- hosted by Erin and Matt, a sweet and generous young couple who decided that they would commit to hosting a Maundy Thursday event for the next few years.   That the spiritual meaning surrounding Easter was an important message for them as a Christian couple + one they wanted to celebrate with fellow Christians from various NYC church groups in a meaningful way.

NYC Boutique Caterer, CuisinEtc Catering + Special Events was recommended to Erin and Matt a CuisinEtc fellow Caterer + ICA member, who the CuisinEtc team has worked with on many events.  Rick Kerzner, owner of Emily's Catering in Connecticut, whose firm had catered Erin and Matt's wedding in CT, felt that the intimate gathering would be better served by a local NYC Caterer, in order to keep the costs reasonable for the clients.

           hostesses Erin and Patricia 
          in their festive Easter Attire
       refreshing non alcoholic fruit punch 
                   prepared by Erin

Thank you Rick, for the vote of confidence.

The CuisinEtc Culinary Team always enjoy working with you to better serve catering clients.

Rick sent us an email, asking that we take care of this lovely young couple, as he would and that's just what the NYC boutique catering firm of CuisinEtc Catering and Special Events  did.  Treat each customer with the respect you would want, and they deserve and ultimately the blessings shine through.

One of the many benefits of being part of a larger catering network and organizations such as the ICA (International Caterers Association) is that we all share a common bond
of professionalism, and the drive to always go the extra mile to make each event a positive experience and lasting  memory for every client.

Initially Erin, Patricia (who generously opened her home for the event) and Lisa Teiger, the CuisinEtc Culinary Fashionista, meet at the warm and cozy NYC upper west side apartment, off of Columbus Avenue to review the time line, the logistics of the space, figure out what the style of the event would be and to review the menu offerings.
pre event meeting with clients

And two weeks  later, on April 1, another delicious and successful event came together for the NYC CuisinEtc Catering + Special Events Team and for the Maundy Thursday event guests and clients alike!!

..smoked salmon cocktail biscuits
     Please don't eat the Daisies
Garden Basket Decorated with Spring Daisies
and Speckled Quails Eggs

..feta and shrimp tartlets
chef Andrew Alexander-Crossan
prepping the shrimp "salsa" tartlets

..NY State of Mind
Corn Beef Cocktail Biscuits
atop a bed of slivered cabbage
garnished with
white + green tinged spring daisies,
quails eggs 
+ petite romanesque broccoli bbq glazed meatballs "lollipops"
with pretzel stick skewers
served in retro pewter candy dish

..Auntie Dais chicken dumplings
pretty spring presentation

..golden triangles 
with asian lime chili jam dip
atop an adorable easter chick platter
with the dip served in an egg shell

..sundried cranberry goats cheese pate
 atop Cucumber Crowns

The menu format was entirely CuisinEtc speciality passed hors d'oeuvres
and bite sized desserts.

Sorry folks, we just got too busy to take photos  of the adorable tray passed dessert bytes  which included...

...wild blueberry + banana byte-lettes

...chocolate mint tacos
with chocolate chip cannoli cream

...chocolate drizzled hazelnut puffs

...and last but not least the surprise  offering of

strawberry hazelnut  mini milkshake shooters,

served  in hot pink shot glasses.

CuisinEtc Chef Andrew Alexander-Crossan 
prepping the hors d'oeuvres

The size of this intimate event, with an estimated count of 35 - 45  guests meant that the A team,  Chef Andrew Alexander-Crossan and Culinary Fashionista, Lisa Teiger were able  to work the event themselves while getting to experience the delight of guests as they sampled the innovative displayed + delicious tasting passed hors d'oeuvres before the main presentation by the Pastor.

Following the Pastor's talk and prayer, a young man who had been falsely imprisoned in Nicaragua gave a extremely moving talk about his  spiritual awakening as a Christian
while in the Central American Prison System.

The evening concluded with a prayer,  followed by passed desserts by CuisinEtc 
Catering and Special Events and  delicious mini chocolate cupcakes baked by Patricia.   

Thank you for allowing NYC boutique Caterer, CuisinEtc Catering and Special Events 
to participate in your Easter Event and wishing all of you joy and happiness for the Easter Holiday and beyond.   Have a delicious Holiday!  xxoo  


  1. Great thoughts you got there, believe I may possibly try just some of it throughout my daily life.

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