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Entries in Catering (51)

Wednesday
Jun082016

CT’s Best Clambakes & Pig Roasts: 2016 Edition

These Connecticut caterers and restaurants will help you make the most out of the fresh, delicious New England seafood with their beautifully prepared clambakes. If you prefer a summertime cook out, we’ve also included places for pig roasts and BBQs. Make summer catering simple and just hire one of these experts. 

Here are CT's Best Caterers For Clambakes & Pig Roasts. 

Capt’n John's Clambakes, Norwalk: For the past 36 years, folks have been enjoying classic New England clambakes from Capt’n John’s.

The Place, Guilford: For those of us who believe the journey is the true adventure, The Place offers a roadside clambake in Guilford. The casual, outdoor seafood restaurant lets you enjoy summer on seats made of tree stumps and tables adorned with fresh flowers.

Fjord Fish Market, New Canaan, Cos Cob, Westport: Fjord Fish Market & Catering debuted new services for the summer! Additions include a Sushi Station, Poke Bar, Shrimp Boil, and roving oyster shuckers.

Clambakes of CT, Shelton: Clambakes of Connecticut garnered praise from Clinton Kelly, one of the hosts of ABC's popular television show "The Chew." He referred to them as "The Kings of Clambakes" and tapped them to participate in the show's 2013 Memorial Day special.

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Wednesday
Apr272016

Top 25 CT Food Trucks: New Haven & Beyond (2016 Edition) Available For Catering All Over CT

We recently told you about the array of food trucks travelling the streets of Fairfield County and bringing delicious food straight to you (view Top 20 Fairfield County Food Trucks here).  New Haven, and its surrounding areas, is also a hub for some truly excellent food trucks!  They also have a bevy of food carts. From sweet cupcakes to aromatic java to finger-lickin’ good barbeque, there is a diverse assortment of mobile cuisine to savor. 

Here are 25 Food Trucks & Carts in New Haven and beyond worth visiting. 

  1. The Cheese Truck, New Haven: The Cheese Truck brings grilled cheese sandwiches, soup, sausages, salads, and more to the streets of New Haven. It comes from the team behind Caseus, the popular New Haven bistro.
  2. The Little Red Seafood Truck, Shelton & New Haven: Nothing captures summertime in New England more than fresh seafood. The Little Red Seafood Truck is an offshoot of Szabo's Seafood, located in Shelton. They have seafood sandwiches like the scallop roll, lobster roll, and salmon burger. They also have soups and salads.
  3. Farm Belly, New Haven: The Farm Belly food truck and caterer brings farm-fresh food to the streets of New Haven. They visit local farms and farmers’ markets to find produce, meat, and dairy. One of their signature items is the egg-and-cheese sandwich, made with local eggs and farmstead cheese. They even make their own ketchup and hot sauce.
  4. Cowabunga, CT: The Cowabunga Food Truck has soft serve ice cream and grilled selections. They use pasture raised, grass fed beef. Try one of their tasty burgers, like their signature Cowabunga Burger. It comes with pepper jack, bacon, grilled onions and peppers. Book the truck for an event, or select their Backyard BBQ package.

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Wednesday
Apr132016

Top 20 Food Trucks in Fairfield County CT : 2016 Edition

Fairfield County residents know that the area rocks… and it also “rolls”!  Fairfield County hosts a number of outstanding food trucks that serve an array of cuisines.  Meatballs, crepes, tacos, potatoes, Carribean… It’s all available right on the city streets or even in your backyard!  

Here are 20 delicious food trucks you can visit or hire for your next event. 

Hapa: Based in Stamford, Hapa serves three types of tacos: Korean short rib, Philippine chicken adobo and Nonny’s sweet peppers, burgers, both beef and Ahi, plus bowls of poke and chicken adobo.

The Poutine King: The Poutine King prides itself on being "the first food truck in the north east United States" to offer Poutine, a Canadian dish. Those wanting a classic version can order the traditional poutine. More adventurous eaters can enjoy the Sweet Potato Poutine or the Poutine Burger.

Skinny Pines: The Skinny Pines pizza truck sells wood fired pizzas. It makes use of local ingredients by sourcing its toppings from area farms. The menu changes with the season, but past pizzas have been topped with fresh sun gold tomatoes, zucchini, scapes, garlic, and eggplant, to name a few.

Taco Loco Party Truck: Taco Loco is recognized as the first Mexican food truck in CT! The restaurant is based in Bridgeport.

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Tuesday
Apr052016

Tuscan Kale Caesar Slaw Recipe via Marcia Selden Catering

Tuscan Kale Caesar Slaw with Garlic Bread Croutons & Parmesan Frico

Eating clean, healthy and minimally processed foods are better for you and for our environment.  You’ll eat fewer chemicals and there will be less fuel used to transport packaged foods. This yummy slaw makes it easy (and delicious) to eat your greens for Earth Day and every day! 

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Sunday
Mar132016

Baked and Sauced: Vintage Food Truck Serving Craft Cocktails & Dessert

Approaching this gleaming 1968 Airstream, one is met by the two welcoming, smiling souls who commandeer this shining new-fangled-but-vintage food truck. You also can’t help but remember a particular (vintage?) REM song...Shiny Happy People! Or at least, that’s what stuck in my head (and I believe I just showed my age)-how could it not?

Waiting to find just the right Airstream and then taking the better part of a year to refurbish it themselves with ol’ fashioned grit and many a YouTube instructional video, Kathy and Michael McGovern have launched Baked and Sauced, a food truck like none other in our fair state. This once shag-rugged, pleather-filled Airstream has now been lovingly strung with sparkling lights, adorned with sweet flowers in Mason jars that sit upon the serving window, and a charming seating area that serves as a lounge for guests. Picture your ultimate grown-up clubhouse and you get the picture. Add to this charm the fact that this Airstream has...a liquor license. 

Serving saucy desserts and craft cocktails, this truck is serving to the over 21 crowd (and bring I.D., they card)!

 

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Monday
Jan252016

Marcia Selden Opens Venue in NYC, Above Twelve

CT based, Marcia Selden Catering & Events Planning, has recently opened Above Twelve, their first exclusive venue in New York City.  The launch party was a twinkling, sparkly and delicious night in their completely refurbished loft-like space customizable to suit any event or party up to 200 people. Above Twelve is the entire 13th floor and includes their offices, commercial kitchen, a walk-in big enough to live in and even has outdoor patio space. Partnering with Above Twelve is their longtime family friend and Food Network's "Sweet Genius", Ron Ben-Israel

Marcia Selden was also recently inducted into the Connecticut Restaurant Association’s Hall of Fame (CRA).  Marcia Selden Catering’s ‘move’ to NYC and Above Twelve was "a very natural one, as we work in New York City all the time, and many of our clients have homes there, so it’s more of a natural extension," says Selden.  It’s the perfect location to host parties, tastings, business dinners, corporate events. 

Contact Marcia Selden to book an event @ Above Twelve. 

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Tuesday
Nov242015

Great Cakes & Cupcakes at Forever Sweet Bakery

Forever Sweet Bakery is celebrating its third anniversary as one of the most creative bakeries for cupcakes, cake pops, and special occasion themed cakes. Located off the beaten path in a strip mall on New Canaan Avenue in Norwalk, CTbites visited on opening day several years ago and over the last three years the bakery has received numerous accolades including the 2014 & 2015 Best of the Gold Coast Cupcakes. CTbites recently returned to Forever Sweet to confirm the original impression and taste the expanded offerings of cupcakes that owners Sky and Frances Mercede have created.

Over the years, their cakes have been featured at many political victory parties and charity events including the Connecticut Food Bank, the Westport Little League and the Susan G. Komen Foundation, Sky and Frances believe in giving back to the community as often as possible. 

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Sunday
Oct182015

Holiday Catering Guide: 14 Fairfield County Caterers Who Do It All 

Holiday party for 4…10…50…100? It all takes effort to entertain well and create a memorable and delicious event for your guests. So, as we embark on another lively holiday season, get a little help. Ok, a lot of help (you’ll be sooo much happier for it!). Have that party catered! Lucky for you, we have assembled a delightful list of area caterers and restaurants that will, literally, bring something amazing to the table. So make the call, invite the guests, and enjoy your holiday season’s get-togethers right along with everyone else. It is our gift to you. 

We bring you our Holiday Catering Guide: 14 Fairfield County Caterers Who Do It All!

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Wednesday
Jul222015

Not Your Nona’s Panzanella Salad Recipes via Marcia Selden Catering

Panzanella is a great way to use up day-old bread and turn it into something tasty. You might remember your Grandmother making the traditional tomato/bread version--but if the thought of making the same ol’ seems uninspiring, check out these fun twists from our friends at Marcia Selden Catering. Enjoy these great recipes for Greek Panzanella and Tex Mex Panzanella.

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Tuesday
Jun092015

LisaMarie's Food Truck: Paradise Lost, Then Found Off The Beaten Path in CT

Lisamarie Ault was flying high.  For twenty years she had served as the personal Chef to Edgar Bronfman, Sr., the billionaire magnate of the Seagram’s empire, preparing the best of everything for a man who demanded world-class excellence. That's exactly what he got from a devoted chef who was trained at CIA and cooked at restaurants from Switzerland to Hawaii. Lisamarie led a rarefied life in her own culinary paradise.  

But then she suddenly fell back to earth.  In December of 2013, Bronfman abruptly died, and his family no longer had need for a personal cook.  Lisamarie was out of a job … and a dear friend.  “Mr. B”, as she calls him, had become the father she lost days before she took the position two decades earlier.

“In March of last year, I had no idea what I was going to do next,” she recalls. “Suddenly, out of the blue, I learned that Mr. Bronfman had included me in his will.” On an impulse,  Lisamarie decided to  buy an old food truck, and take it on the road under the banner of "PARADISE FOODS.”

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