Having a Pop-Up Chef, prepare and serve at a cocktail party, might be the most luxe thing going. Hosts love hosting, chefs love cooking and the guests, milling about, sipping on cocktails, nibbling on tasty hors d’oeuvres, in a beautifully designed kitchen are entertained by all the activity – after all, who doesn’t love to see a trained chef in action, preparing and serving delicious food in a perfect setting?
On Saturday April 30th, from 5 to 8 pm, Judy will launch her Pop-Up Chef Series, hosting Chef Danielle Hartog, of Paleo + Plate at one of Judy’s special listings in Wilton, CT. Danielle will prepare a beautiful selection of tasty bites and will be casually demo-ing her prep and presentation in a stunning chef’s kitchen designed by Deane. Menu includes: Asian Meatballs in a Cashew Sesame Sauce, Deconstructed Shrimp Guacamole, Grilled Vegetable Lollipops, Bacon-Wrapped Avocado with fresh aioli, Pistachio Chicken Skewer with a strawberry glaze and Spring Gazpacho Shooters. Paleo Watermelon + Cucumber margaritas, wines and flavored waters will round out the bar.
Known for unique real estate marketing, Westport-based broker, Judy Michaelis throws a series of parties each year, for friends, clients and associates - usually centered around good food and wine. Last year, she welcomed spring with a cocktail party at the newly opened Vespa and in December, hosted a Toast the Holidays party and art exhibit at her listing at 268 Wilton Road in Westport. The event brought together 20 Westport Artist Collective artists and over 500 guests attended.
Chef Hartog, a 2012 graduate of Staples High School holds monthly Paleo dinners at her studio in Westport and offers private chef service in your own home. Her concept, centered around the Paleo style of eating, describes her food as “bold on taste and high on health; food that is whole, unprocessed, seasonal, nourishing and exciting. I hope this menu reflects the variety, passion and style of both Judy Michaelis and Paleo + Plate.”
Judy Michaelis welcomes CT Bites readers interested in attending this party. Please RSVP to Judy at firstname.lastname@example.org for address details.