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I am looking for a caterer for a cocktail party in the metrowest (Wellesley, Newton) area. Any recommendations?

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  1. I've been working with Domenic and Anthony for my wedding plans and they are AWESOME - very flexible and creative about menu ideas, very reasonably priced, and friendly to work with.
    http://www.domenic-anthony.com/

    1. You may want to consider Via Lago from Lexington Center. We've used them for a number of corporate events with good success.

      1. I don't know how to provide the link, but someone had a similar question on 3/27/07, which had several replies. I highly recommend Jennifer's Catering and Gourmet Take-Out (she has a small cafe in Framingham). Jennifer serves very creative and delicious food, she was also trained at the CIA. I have attended at least 7 parties catered by her in Needham. I don't have a phone number for her but you could get it if you "google" her. By the way, if you are planning a cocktail party, her appetizers are great!

        1. We've been using Tables of Content for years - they are friendly, creative, and consistently delicious.

          1. There is a caterer who used to work for Chris S.(ECG). Call the East Coast Grill, they could tell you how to get in touch with him. I think his name is Robert.

            1. A recent thread on this subject, including some of my own recs: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/385808

              1. Check out Baker's Best in Newton as well. I did a caterer tasting there a month ago and the food was great. Reasonable prices too.

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                1. re: heWho

                  I am helping a friend decide on a caterer and we checked out Baker's Best last night. I have to say - extremely disappointing. They recommended chicken teriyaki w/ honey mustard sauce. For a wedding. At the Commandant's House. A budget was not specified so I'm at a loss for why they would offer this "where were you in '92" option. To top if off, the chicken was dry.

                  1. re: missykins

                    I was at a wedding a year or so ago that Baker's Best did and it was pretty nice. It was a casual outdoor thing at the people's house but it was good. Maybe if you specify more, they'll get more creative.

                    1. re: missykins

                      When we did our tasting there I was dead-set against trying the chicken, but my fiance had set up the appointment and listed that as a menu choice at their suggestion. I have zero intention of serving chicken at my wedding, butI was shocked at how good it was. Of the 3 entrees we tried (beef, salmon and chicken) the chicken was the stand-out, I was floored. It was one of the better chicken dishes I've ever had, but I don't believe it was chicken teriyaki.

                      Still, I wouldn't recommend them for a fancy wedding at the Commandant's House. We were looking for good food on a budget, and Baker's Best fit that to a T. I think they'd do well at a cocktail party.

                  2. The Catered Affair has been one of the top in the area for years. -- and still counting! Web site is the name dot com. They always do a beautiful job.

                    I also love DeGustibus in Cambridge.

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                    1. re: ChefJune

                      I second the Catered Affair - they cater an annual party we have been going to for years and they are awesome too.

                      1. re: ChefJune

                        Agreed. Excellent reputation and catered Bill Clinton's birthday party. Holly Safford at The Catered Affair.

                      2. My favorite caterer isn't necassarily in the Metrowest area but I know they work all over the Boston area. Toby Carlin at Celebrations is the contact and my parents and all their friends use her for all their parties. Excellent food!

                          1. re: Elyssa

                            Thanks to everyone for all the great suggestions. Now I need to get busy and decide!

                            1. re: emilief

                              I just read your posting, a bit late, but if you haven't found a caterer yet, (and depending on your budget) I very highly recommend LaFete in Natick. Really high end food and top notch service. I've always been impressed.

                          2. Tess at Pava mentioned that they were starting to cater. You want creative you can't beat Susan Regis.

                            1. Wildfour Catering- Charlestown... they do a lot of funcitons for Wellesley College.... also Marty's Catering Stoneham.