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Oct 10, 2006 12:11 PM

50th Anniversary Luncheon Near Westfield NJ

My siblings and I want to host a 50th Anniversary Party for my parents next summer. We will have approx 75 guests, they live in Westfield, and we are all out of town. Any suggestions for a sit down lunch within an hours drive from Westfield?

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  1. You don't indicate what cuisines you prefer and what your budget might be. That said.... I highly recommend Chez Catherine, right in Westfield. It is the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion. The French cuisine is superb, there's a fine wine list, and the ambiance is really lovely. Owner Didier Jouvenal is a wonderful host and, along with his excellent small staff, always makes certain his guests have a perfect dining experience. They do private functions, and I have every confidence Didier will work with you to insure that everything goes off without a hitch.

    Best wishes to your parents on reaching their 50th year together and Bon Appetit!

    1. Once again, I agree with RGR. Chez Catherine is delightful! I went there on RGR's recommendation a few months ago, and have been back quite a few times since. Always a memorable experience.

      Just recently, I went to a bridal shower at Theresa's in Westfield. The food was quite good. It is a BYOB, but the mother of the bride brought an assortment of wines with her. Very nice.

      1. Chez C is my fav Westfield dining spot too but for 75 guests I would highly recommend The Westwood, one town over in Garwood, NJ. Attended a party there recently and the food was amazing.

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        1. re: HillJ

          WOW! Is the Westwood still there? I was at a sweet 16th birthday party there, (when I was also 16) but I won't tell you how many years ago that was!!

          I do not recall the meal we were served at all, but I do remember the place being "dated". Perhaps it has changed now, since that was many moons ago.

          1. re: HillJ

            Oops! HillJ, you have a point there. I somehow skipped over the 75 people part. Acc. to Chez Catherine's website, they can do parties for up to 50. :-(

          2. Angelina, I grew up in Westfd. and the Westwood went thru a huge remodel. Visit their website!


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            1. re: HillJ

              Thanks Hill! I just checked it out, amzaing! Where are the mauve carpets and cheesy chandeleirs? It really does look nice. Thanks for the post and the link!

              1. re: Angelina

                A..ur2funny, good luck with party planning!

            2. Thanks for the help. I too grew up there, and was surprised by the Westwood mention, I guess things change in 30 years!!! I guess they like Giovanna's in Plainfield, so I'll check that and the Westwood to see which works.

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              1. re: ctjane

                Garwood is no longer a slighted town, think of it as Westfd East!!