Experiences with Abigail Kirsch or recommendations for other large event caterers?
If anyone who's hired Ms. Kirsch to cater a large event (or eaten food at an event she catered) has any comments on the experience, I'd love to hear them! How was she to work with?
Any other excellent caterers out there who can handle about 150-200 guests I should know about? (I've heard some good things about Creative Edge...)
I really like the Cleaver Co. and have enthusiastically recommended the restaurant (Green Table) in the past... but as much as I like Green Table, I do think it can be sort of inconsistent. I've had horribly overcooked scallops and oversalted food, there -- as well as a grilled cheese sandwich that seemed divinely inspired. :)
Will definitely look into Canard, as well -- thank you!
For hors deourves, I had:
Something with Pork
Fancy hot dog
There were 2 buffet stations: one Asian, one Italian. Both were okay. Food tasted good but didn't amaze.
For sit down dinner we had:
Lobster and corn souffle
BLT Caesar Salad
Choice of Steak with grilled vegetables and potato gratin or Seabass with spinach and potatoes
Contemporary Chocolate Fondu
I have a post on the blog going up on Oct 9th about it. I took a lot of pictures of the food! So if you can wait that long, click on this link: http://tasty-eating.blogspot.com/
Also have been to a Kirsch wedding (outside of the city) and found it to be OK. If I recall, I also found it strange that for the dinner at the wedding, whatever the fish was mentioned on the menu was not what was served. Happens a lot at weddings I think but I remember being surprised considering the reputation.
That's a bummer! Based on everyone's comments, I'm not thrilled about using Kirsch, but it seems to be really hard to find really great caterers for events with this many guests. If I do go with them, I may just request non-fish seafood entrees. (IIRC, a shrimp or lobster appetizer I had at a Chelsea Piers was pretty good.) Hopefully that would get around the problem.