Wednesday, October 1, 2014

3 Rules for Finding the Perfect Kosher Caterer


It's hard to find the perfect match, especially when it comes to your caterer. We understand the aches and pains of making your vision become a reality for your special day. Here are some quick guidelines for you to tell if you have found the one: 
  1. Responsiveness: Your caterer should be easy to reach and quick to respond. Timing is everything and you should feel secure that your team is on top of it. 
  2. Personal Touch: You don't want to work with a robot, your catering specialist should be just as invested in your event as you are. Working with someone who understands you on a personal level and has taken the time to get to know your event makes the process much less stressful (and more fun!)
  3. Style: Everyone has a style they want to convey to their guests, whether it's modern, classic, trendy or a mix! Each caterer has their own style as well and you want to make sure they are the  best representation of your taste. Make sure your team is the most experienced at presenting your vision and really wow your guests!




Wednesday, September 3, 2014

ROSH HASHANAH & SUKKOT PACKAGES

                                              

It's time to host a delicious dinner party to celebrate the holidays! Feeding up to 10 people may seem like a tough task but with our all-in-one package you will receive your selection of 4 mouth-watering courses ready to serve. The best part is that it's all for under $300! Village Crown is happy to present a menu more cost effective than a restaurant and delivered right to your door. Check out a delicious sample menu taken from just a few of our amazing options: 

Salads 
Trio of Hummus, Roasted Eggplant and Spicy Cumin Carrots 

Appetizers 
Salmon with Red Peppers & Tomatoes 

Entrees 
Beef Bourguignon with a Vegetable Medley in a Red Wine Reduction 

Sides 
Carrot & Raisin Cinnamon Tzimmes 
Mujadara of Rice with Lentils and Caramelized Onion

Desserts 
Flaky Apple Strudel 




Thursday, August 7, 2014

Delicious, Healthy & Gluten Free





Gluten Free Options are nothing new for Village Crown! We offer so many delectable options it's hard to choose which meal to go with. Check out this list of some popular dropoff items for our gluten free guests:

Black & White Quinoa
Grilled Chicken Salad
Summer Veggie Rolls
Grilled Salmon Filet
Curry Chicken Salad
Stuffed Peppers 


Make the whole meal gluten free or have it packaged individually for each guest!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Perfect Pairing for Passing!

What better way to liven up the party than decadent passed hors d'oeuvres paired with a tasty beverage. Especially during the summer when it's warm and your guests are thirsty. Avoid crowding at the bar and pass around a memorable mini beverage to go with your delicious appetizers.





We're absolutely loving this trend, especially the tiny patron bottles with tiny straws! Whether it's mini sliders and beer sips or tiny tacos and micro margaritas, everyone will be interacting, smiling and of course toasting to you! Cheers!


Thursday, July 24, 2014

Don't Forget the Bar!

Time to get creative this summer with exciting outdoor wedding ideas! As much as you want your guests to keep from decimating your open bar, you still want them to be amazed while they do it! 

 
We love these rustic and classic looking wood bar ideas for your summer time celebration.Whether you're going vintage, cozy, upscale or unique, make your outdoor bar warm, inviting and interactive. Guests will be clinking their champagne glasses and toasting to an awe inspiring and memorable event! 



Ask our expert catering planners about your open bar package today!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

GOAT CHEESE SALAD CROUTONS

Recipe

Goat Cheese Salad Croutons
Go beyond just sprinkling the cheese on your salad and turn it into a cheesy crouton. I like the combo of goat cheese and Gouda because it holds together better. Each crouton adds about 150 calories to your salad, but with a little dressing and lots of veggies, you won’t need much else.
Goat Cheese Salad Croutons

Times

  • Prep Time : 15 min
  • Cook Time : 8 min
  • Ready Time : 23 min

Servings

8 croutons

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces Natural & Kosher Gouda, coarsely grated
  • 4 ounces Natural & Kosher herbed goat cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon potato starch
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup matzah meal/Passover crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse or sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, for frying
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Directions

1. Mash together cheeses in a bowl, mixing until combined.  Form the mixture into eight balls, then flatten each slightly into thick patties.
2. Arrange three small dishes for dredging stations: Place the potato starch in the first one, beat the egg lightly in the second, and mix the matzah meal and salt in the last one.
3. Heat olive oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Once hot, fry each patty until golden and crispy, about two minutes per side. It is a little messy; sometimes two forks are better than a spatula.
4. Once browned, remove to a paper towel and then immediately top your salad of choice.  Sprinkle the whole thing with freshly ground black pepper.

See original recipe HERE

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Refreshing Tea for Summer

While summer begins in NYC, the sun is out and ready to be enjoyed. One of the best things to enjoy during the hot humid summers are refreshing drinks to keep you hydrated and cool.

Orange ice tea is a popular way to bring the tropical taste of Caribbean right to your backyard. All you need is a basic lemon tea and add oranges for a tangy twist of a refreshing ice tea treat.