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Great kosher food at Plaza!

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I just returned from a 3-day meeting at the Plaza where the food was (they claimed) kosher, and there were two outstanding items worthy of mention. The first was the lunch dessert (dairy) that was a sheet of phyllo dough wrapped (to look like a gift) around a lump of warm very dark chocolate stuff that was chunkier than mousse or pudding and absolutely fabulous. The second was a sushi bar service at a cocktail party -- best sushi I've had anywhere. Anyone have any idea who the caterer might have been, or a recipe for that chocolate stuff?

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  1. Where is the plaza?

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    1. re: STEVE

      Plaza Hotel -- Central Park South and 5th Avenue.

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      sylvesterrussell

      The Plaza was under Hilton Hotels management for many, many years. Hiltons tend to have kosher kitchens (Think Waldorf-Astoria, New York Hilton, Washington Hilton, etc.). I would suggest your email the hotel (they have a website under their current incarnation) and see what information you can get from them. And please let us know!

      Link: http://www.fairmonthotels.com

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      1. re: sylvesterrussell

        message sent. Will let you know if I get a reply.

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        sylvesterrussell

        I posted yesterday, but it didn't show up so I guess I erred. The kosher caterer to the Plaza and many other nice places is Foremost.

        Link: http://foremostcaterers.com

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          hoffmans@pepperlaw.com

          It was, in fact, Foremost Catering, and they were kind enough to send me the recipe (sort of). They didn't specify what kind of chocolate (I'm assuming good quality dark) or what quantity beggars purses result from their recipe (which uses 2 lbs chocolate, 1 lb butter, 8 oz sugar, 1 pint (!) eggs). Basically it's a sabayon with melted butter and chocolate added, put into a square of phillo dough, wrapped up as a beggars purse, and then baked for 10-15 minutes to warm up.