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SKR416 Oct 7, 2010 03:08 PM

I'm helping to organize my college reunion in Amherst, Mass. in May, and I was wondering if anyone could recommend any great catering companies/restaurants in the Pioneer Valley area. We are considering using the Black Sheep or Bub's BBQ, but as I haven't lived there in some time (coming up on five years!) wanted to find out what else was out there. Thanks so much.

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    taos Oct 17, 2010 01:10 PM

    Portabella -- good food, good service, good people.

    Black Sheep is highly over-rated IMHO.

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    Portabella
    136 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840

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      caughtstars Oct 12, 2010 01:03 PM

      Pengyew Chen catered my wedding a few years ago. I can't recommend
      him enough. His focus is Asian, but he can also do some Western classics:

      www.pycatering.com

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        corinnerose Oct 26, 2010 01:18 PM

        I second Pengyew!

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          andytee Oct 26, 2010 05:36 PM

          Haven't eaten Pengyew's food yet but have heard good things about him from people I trust, so consider his recommendation third-ed.

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            magiesmom Oct 26, 2010 06:35 PM

            I have eaten Pengew's food many times. It is very good but not , shall we say, abundant, so order more than you (or he) think you need.

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        carolbf Oct 9, 2010 09:01 AM

        You may want to try Portabella. They have a shop in Amherst (College/South East St.) where they have prepared foods and gourmet products so that would give you a chance to taste what they offer. I have been to several events that they catered and they were all excellent. Black Sheep is good but IMO Portabella is better. You can't go wrong with Bub's but that may not give you much in the way of vegetarian options if that is important.

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          magiesmom Oct 7, 2010 03:25 PM

          The Blue Heron does a great job.

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          Blue Heron Restaurant
          112 N Main St, Sunderland, MA 01375

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