As guests arrive:
No Bistro Table
Passed Butler Style:
Chicken Chilito, Asiago Cheese and Asparagus Bundles, Ahi Tuna with English Cucumber served on a Seaweed Rice Cracker and topped with a Sesame Soy Wasabi dollop, Brie and Brie in Puff Pastry, Shrimp and Minted Melon on Bamboo Skewer, Mediterranean Chicken and Fig kebab, Pear, Brie and Almond Beggars Purses, Citrus Sea Scallops, Argentinean Beef
Citrus Salad – Baby Field Greens, English Cucumbers, Black Berries, Strawberry Wedges, Roasted Macadamia Nuts, Crumbled Gorgonzola or Goats Cheese, a Chef prepared Toasted Almond and Mandarin Dressing, garnished with Mandarin Oranges
Entrée’ Offerings: Guest Offering
Chilean Sea Bass with a Spicy Chutney Mango, French Cut Rosemary and Lemon Roasted Chicken, Polynesian Flank Steak
Grilles Asparagus with Freshly Squeezed Lemon and a Pinot Noir Sea Salt, Potatoes Aug Gratin Dauphinoise Tier, Artesian Bread and Dinner Rolls with Butter Roses
Just got home and am totally exhausted but I could not go to bed without thanking you and all your staff for an absolutely beautiful day. I heard nothing except rave reviews from everyone. The staff, the captains, and the chefs were just the nicest people. I knew it was going to be wonderful but I just wanted to thank you for all that you do and how you make everything seem so effortless.
Carriage House Events & Caterers are experts in planning and executing your tented event. We start at the beginning, working with you to discover the vision you have for the event then move on through the planning and rental process. I personally meet you at the rental company and go through every detail with you, explaining what will and will not work in the site you have chosen.
I make sure that no detail is left out or overlooked so the end result is always an outdoor event that feels like you are inside the most elegant or comfortable venue with the bonus of having nature at your fingertips.
Carriage House Events and Catering is not only about weddings, we cater a variety of events guaranteeing the same high level of professionalism and quality no matter what size event you are looking to have. We have planned and executed events such as; bridal and baby showers, first communion celebrations, anniversaries, celebration of life, bat/bar mitzvahs, christenings, retirements and so much more.
Citrus Salad: Contains a variety of Baby Greens, toasted Macadamia nuts, Mandarin Oranges, Strawberries, English Cucumbers and topped with crumbled Goat Cheese, served with Chef’s prepared Citrus Dressing.
Spinach Salad: Seared Sea Scallops combined with Grapefruit segments and Toasted Almonds, served with Chef’s prepared Asian Dressing.
Fresh Mozzarella, Tomato and Basil: Organic Tomatoes, Fresh Basil served with a White and Dark Aged Balsamic Vinaigrette.
Watercress and Spinach Salad: Water Chestnuts and Orange Segments tossed in a Creamy Orange Vinaigrette.
Lobster and Bow-tie Pasta Salad: Fresh Lobster joined with Tri-Colored Peppers and Scallions gently combined in a Creamy Tarragon Dressing.
Seasonal Wild Berry Salad: Fresh Blackberries, Raspberries, Blueberries, Strawberries mixed together and garnished with Kiwi Wheels and Fresh Mint.
I am contacting you because my fiancée’ Rebecca and I are considering hiring Chris Angione at Carriage House Caterers to cater our wedding at Tarrywile Mansion and Park in Danbury next summer. Chris gave me your email address, and urged me to contact you as a reference.
In any case to make this as easy as possible, would it be possible for you to answer these questions? Sorry in advance for taking up your time!
Response by past client Ivette Ledesma, 25th Anniversary Party
Let me start by saying that using Chris Angione was the best decision I made to celebrate my 25th wedding anniversary. I was referred to Chris by a friend. We met on a Sunday and he made me feel comfortable from the very beginning.
In answer to your questions. On a scale of 1-10, I would give him a 10 and that is no exaggeration. He takes pride in his job and his company’s reputation and it shows in his work. I am still getting calls from friends and family about how impressed they were with the food, the service, and the staff; very professional and accommodating. All I had to do was hire him and he took over everything else. Chris works with an assistant by the name of Nancy who is a Gem. I just can’t say enough about them all. They made my day so special. My memory of this wedding is better than my first wedding. When I have my 29-year-old and 20-year-old impressed with Chris and his staff, I would say they’re a class act. I would also advise you to go with the people that he recommends. He knows what he is doing, you need to trust him. I am so happy I did. If I would have gone with the rental company I was thinking of going with I would have had a nightmare and it would have ruined my wedding day. Chris recommended All Seasons Rental owned by Sara and David. They went out of their way, beyond what any company would have done from the very beginning. The electrical system went out the day of the ceremony and they came out and worked until they had it working again. That is not part of their job.
Chris is very professional and worth every single penny. When he gives you an estimate it will never change. He is fair and reasonable and your wedding will be everything you dreamed of. At least that was my experience. He exceeded my expectations.
I don’t think you have to worry about vegetarian food. I also had some friends that were vegetarian and he accommodated them. The food is exceptional based on everyone’s comments. When someone takes the time to write a review it’s because the service was excellent or horrible and in my case it was excellent. There is not one negative thing that I can say. I’ll share a comment my neighbor made. “I tried to find something I could critique and there was nothing; only you can pull this off effortlessly” I thought that was the best compliment and it was all Chris and his staff.
Good luck in your upcoming wedding and I hope I answered all your questions.