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midtownfoodie Sep 28, 2007 04:53 AM

Does anyone have a favorite catering company here in the city? Preferably one that caters for smaller-scale parties as well as larger events. Or even if it's not a favorite, per say, but just one you had a good experience with would be great. Thanks!

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  1. LeahBaila RE: midtownfoodie Sep 28, 2007 05:43 AM

    Cipriani Le Specialita
    David Burke @ Bloomingdale's
    The Nolita House
    Murray's Cheese
    Ali Baba Turkish Cuisine

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      Rodrigo RE: midtownfoodie Sep 28, 2007 05:59 AM

      The Cleaver Company makes fantastic, high quality food.
      Delicious!

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        midtownfoodie RE: Rodrigo Sep 28, 2007 06:34 PM

        Awesome! Thanks for the help! I'll definitely look into these!

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          The Turtle Bay Dove RE: Rodrigo Oct 1, 2007 06:02 AM

          Cleaver catered my wedding this summer - great food and great to work with them. Better on both counts than I could have imagined!

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            ral217 RE: The Turtle Bay Dove Dec 26, 2007 11:54 AM

            where was your wedding? did you have the ceremony at the same site as the reception? we are considering cleaver too and have heard great things!

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              The Turtle Bay Dove RE: ral217 Dec 27, 2007 05:06 AM

              Not to get off-topic (there are plenty of other places on-line to discuss wedding planning!), but we got married at The Foundry in Long Island City - had the ceremony there too. Another place that exceeded my expectations, plus they have a great big kitchen for caterers to work in and Cleaver has done lots of events there.

        2. kcijones001 RE: midtownfoodie Oct 1, 2007 01:16 PM

          I'm a fan of Todaro's

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            nattie23nyc RE: midtownfoodie Oct 5, 2007 08:45 AM

            Sterling Affair -- www.sterlingaffair.com
            They are strictly off-premise, so they are experts at that, the food far outshines any other caterer's food I've ever had, and they have done events for 15 people or 1000 people (think Columbia University's alumni weekend events). I've been to several events catered by them, and it is always delicious and different (no pigs-in-a-blanket). Ari, one of the banquet managers, is wonderful to work with from what I've heard.

            For very small scale (like dinner for 5 in an apartment), and some larger scale as well, Miss Elisabeth's Catering, www.misselisabeths.com. Also delicious, and Elisabeth bends over backwards to make the event and the food a success.

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              Tay RE: nattie23nyc Oct 6, 2007 11:42 AM

              I second Sterling Affair. They have done all sorts of events for us and they were uniquely outstanding.

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              chocolatechip RE: midtownfoodie Oct 6, 2007 09:30 AM

              I have used Saffron 59, Chef & Company and Mary Guliani all are fantastic. Also Murray's cheese does some amazing platters (which are surprisingly affordable).

              1. funkymonkey RE: midtownfoodie Oct 6, 2007 11:34 AM

                Abigail Kirsch did our wedding three years ago and it was a wonderful, chow-worthy event. they did a stellar job with both the food and the presentation and my whole food-snobby self couldn't have been happier! even the wedding cake was exceptional!

                funkymonkey
                thebestbite.blogspot.com

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                  RawTunaFan RE: midtownfoodie Oct 6, 2007 06:30 PM

                  Had great experiences with Thomas Preti and Dan at 19. Sensational!

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                    Yeo RE: midtownfoodie Dec 27, 2007 06:04 AM

                    Hudson Yards Catering (Danny Meyer's catering company) is great. They also coordinate catering for Blue Smoke, if you're interested in BBQ. I've only done a large event with them. Not sure how small they go...

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