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Looking for stand-out incredible food for our NYC wedding - please help!

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My fiance and I just starting to plan our NYC wedding. We both love food and think that fantastic food is the best part of wedding receptions. We want to serve food at our wedding that will knock our guests socks off and that everyone will remember for years to come!

We know all the traditionally recommended excellent caterers (we're talking to Abigail Kirsch and Thomas Preti) but wanted to see if anyone here knew of an out-of-the box idea for insanely amazing caterers that can serve around 200 people in the city. No idea is too out there as long as the food is fantastic!

Thanks so much in advance for your help!

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  1. Sounds like you have an unlimited budget? Find your favorite restaurants and ask what they can do. It doesn't hurt to ask! A lot of restaurant chefs have catering experience as well. We were surprised when we asked, figuring they'd say no, but in fact, it was the opposite. And our guests raved about the food.

    Also just had a friend of a friend get married and have their reception at Paulie Gee's.

    1. Agreed. You will not get great food at any catering type hall, or most any hotel, with certain limited exceptions.

      Pick the restaurant then go down that road. With a restaurant you also can think out of the box and have much leeway on menus and the like.

      1. Mario Batali is starting a catering business.
        http://www.grubstreet.com/2013/07/mar...

        1. How about following Francis Lam's lead?

          http://www.ruthreichl.com/2013/07/the...

          1. I went to a party of approx 100 catered by daniel boloud's "feasts and fetes":
            http://www.danielboulud.com/feast-and...
            The presentation and food were stunning.

            1. Augh. Boulud.

              1. Thank you very much for the great suggestions - really appreciate the help!