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Jessica & Luis Wedding Menu

Menu:

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

First Course:

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

Accompaniments:

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

 

 

Delaney to Honig

Hello,

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!

Best,

Nol Honig

Response by Chip Delaney retired President of UBS Capital

Nol,

I am happy to give you a reference on Chris and Carriage House.

I am the retired President of UBS Capital (the private equity business of UBS in the Americas) and because of my job I have had to cater affairs at my home and at venues fairly often. I have therefore used many caterers over the last 25 years and can honestly say that Chris Angione and his staff at Carriage House are consistently outstanding and are the best in the area. (On your rating scale a (10 Out of 1). If they are within your budget, I strongly recommend that you hire them.

Below are the responses to your questions.

  1. On a scale of 1-10, how would you rate the quality of food and the staff?

  Quality of food and staff are a 10. Food is delicious and beautifully presented. Staff is professional, hard-working and friendly.

2. Were there any difficulties dealing with Chris, or anyone at CHC, throughout the process?

      No difficulties at all.

3. How accurate is Chris in Terms of estimating cost?

     Our bill was exactly his estimate. He even added a few minor extras at no charge.

4. If you (or your spouse) are a vegetarian, how satisfied were you with vegetarian entrees and appetizers?

    We had a few teenage vegetarians at our most recent affair with Chris and they enjoyed the pastas, salads and vegetable platters.

An important criterion in choosing the caterer is whether or not the caterer manages the who affair (especially the planning and ordering of tents, flowers, liquor, rentals, etc) or does the caterer just prepare and supply food and staff. Chris managed the entire event and sweats the details so that my wife and I can just show up and enjoy ourselves and not worry about anything.

Lastly, I would say that in the Danbury/Litchfield county area there is no catering company that is the equal of Carriage House. The quality of their product is on par with top shelf caterers in Manhattan (although more reasonably priced).

If you have any other questions please feel free to contact me.

Enjoy your wedding,

All the Best,

Chip Delaney

Ledesma to Honig

Hello,

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!

Best,

Nol Honig

Response by past client Ivette Ledesma, 25th Anniversary Party

Hi Nol,

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.

Ivette

Garzi to Honig

Hello,

I am contacting you because my fiancee’ 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!

Best,

Nol Honig

Response by Joseph Garzi, president and CEO of Southridge Technology, Grp, LLC

I’ve used Carriage House Catering twice and both times it was the best experience I’ve ever had. The project management was by far unbelievable, while most caterers are concerned about themselves; Chris was orchestrating the entire event. He kept everyone on target, managed every task down to the color of the tablecloth and then some, unbelievable. What I loved most is how he gave me options for things I would have never thought of, making both my events spectacular. I have never met anyone with such passion for their field and would recommend Carriage House Catering 500%.

  1. On a scale of 1-10, how would you rate the quality of food, and the staff?

I would rate Carriage House Catering a 10+

2. Were there any difficulties dealing with Chris, or anyone at CHC, throughout the process?

None at all, Chris took a very stressful day and made it stress free.

3. How accurate is Chris in terms of estimating cost?

Very accurate, Chris was upfront with all costs, hitting all estimates he gave.

4. If you (or your spouse) are a vegetarian, how satisfied were you with vegetarian entrees and appetizers?

I’m not a vegetarian so I can’t speak about something like that, but at a recent event I had, my sister’s daughter has sever peanut allergies and Chris took extra care not to infuse peanuts in the menu, which he was successful. Very Impressive.

5. If there are any other things you would like to share with us, please feel free. We really appreciate the help.

I got other quotes from other caterers and they all profess to do a great job but when you really look at Chris’s references, his past clientele, you won’t find another caterer that will handle an event with such professionalism. If I had to say one thing to share with you would be this. You only get one chance to have your day; you can’t take it back, You Won’t Be Disappointed With Chris and his Staff. His tag line says it all, “When it has to be PERFECT”, Call Carriage House Catering, it really is true.

Good Luck,

Joseph Garzi

President/Founder

Southridge Technology Grp. LLC