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Hors D’Ouevres and Appetizer Stations

Tuscan Bistro Table:  A  themed table offering an assortment of crisp chilled organic vegetables, imported and domestic cheeses, seedless grapes, garden strawberries, assorted crackers, Bruschetta and flatbread crostini, assorted humus and Chef prepared dips, all seasonally decorated and tiered with a stone filled urn of succulents and a cascading draping of ivy & greens.

Mediterranean Bistro Table:  A bountiful display of freshly cut chilled assorted vegetables, artisanal cheeses, Mediterranean salad skewers (mini-mozzarella balls, black olive, heart of artichoke and roasted tomato), stem berries, red and green seedless grapes, roasted red pepper dip, a trio of Chef’s prepared dips, sun-dried tomato and garlic hummus, gourmet and herb crackers and toasted artesian bread crostinis.

Raw Bar: Freshly peeled and deveined chilled jumbo shrimp, shucked New England little neck clams and oysters, just a few hours out of the water served on a sea of crushed ice.  All accompanied with mini bottles of Tabasco, Chef prepared spicy cocktail sauce, chipotle sauce and organic horseradish sauce in pewter conch shells, lemons are  in decorative nets and garnished with seaweed, fresh parsley, nautical netting and shells. Ice carving upon request; mermaid, clan shell, captain and more…

Sushi and Sashimi: Spicy California Rolls with brown and white rice, vegetarian rolls with variations, spring rolls, eel, tuna and more.

Seasonal Soup and Bisque Station: Choices of velvety lobster bisque with Cognac and Creme Fraiche, roasted Butternut Squash soup, New England clam chowder, and Classic Gazpacho.

Smoked Salmon Table:  Smoked Salmon accompanied with variations of cream cheese, red onion, capers, lemon wedges, lobster mousse, fresh dill, freshly prepared cucumber and dill salad, Black Bread and an assortment of fanciful crackers.

Multi-Colored or Garlic Mashed Potatoes in Martini* Glasses: Assorted flavors to choose from; B.B.Q., Orange, Spicy Pink with Red Horseradish, Green Wasabi, Caramelized Shallot Gold including a choice of accompaniments such as; Lobster Cream Sauce, Basil and Pesto topping, Cabernet Gravy, Sour Cream, Canadian Bacon, Shredded Cheddar Cheese, Scallions, Caviar, Salsas, Chives, Black Sesame Seeds, additional garnishes upon request. All of the above are garnished with a Homemade Yukon Gold potato Chip on a Skewer.

*This selection can also be orchestrated in potato shells and potato baskets upon request

Creative Sliders*: Salmon with Lemon and Cilantro, Grilled Chicken with an Asian Slaw, Hickory Smoked B.B.Q Pulled Pork, Grilled Tomato and Mozzarella and Basil, Ranch, Sharp Cheddar Cheese and Veggie Burgers with Brioche, Whole Wheat, Multi-Grain or Sesame Seed Buns.

*This selection can be added to your Passed Hors D’Oeuvres selections

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

Buffet Selections

BUFFET SELECTIONS

We suggest you offer your guests a plated salad for the first course, and then they can enjoy our creative offerings served at the buffet

Sample Selections:

Polynesian Style Grilled and Marinated Flank Steak – carved fresh by a CHEC chef

Chicken Provencal

Wild Mushroom Pilaf

Herb Roasted Garlic and Rosemary Red Bliss Potatoes

A choice of one CHEC Pasta Dish

An assortment of Organic Vegetables

Artisan Breads and Rolls with Butter Rosettes

Dipped Chocolate Strawberries

 

Annual Tasting 2016