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.


Thursday, May 8, 2014

Mother's Day Madness

What are some of your favorite Mother's Day treats? Village Crown loves making these yummy chocolate strawberries, fresh fruit slices and mini cupcakes! 




Thursday, May 1, 2014

Favorite Kosher Recipe: Pumpkin Empanadas with Mint Dipping Sauce

Tired of the same old thing? Try something fun and delicious like pumpkin empanadas!! Pumpkin isn't just a fall flavor, use this tasty treat with mint dipping sauce to surprise your guests:
pumpkin-empanadas
Makes 20
2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
1 ½ cups pure pumpkin
1 small onion, chopped
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon turmeric
1/4 cup currants or raisins, softened 10 minutes in hot water to cover
Store bought pie dough or homemade pie dough
1 large egg, slightly beaten
Cilantro Mint Dipping Sauce (below) or other chutney
Preheat oven to 375°. Rub a rimmed baking sheet with 1 tbsp. oil. Spread pumpkin on sheet and roast, uncovered, turning once, till tender when pierced, 30 minutes. 
Meanwhile, heat remaining 1 tbsp. oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring often, until translucent, about 2 minutes. Stir in spices and cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes. 
Transfer onion to a medium mixing bowl. Drain currants and stir into bowl. Add warm pumpkin and mix well, mashing with back of a spoon to create a slightly chunky mixture. 
Working with one pie-dough disk at a time, roll dough on a lightly floured surface into a 1/8-in.-thick round. Using a 4-in. ring cutter, cut out 20 circles, rerolling scraps.
Mix 1 tablespoon water into egg and brush onto dough rounds. Spoon 1 tablespoon pumpkin mixture into center of each round, fold over, and seal edges with tines of a fork. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment. 
Arrange empanadas on sheets, spaced slightly apart.
Bake until golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes. Serve with chutney.
Make ahead: Follow recipe through step 5. Freeze in an airtight container. Then bake from frozen, 25 to 30 minutes at 375°.
Cilantro Mint Dipping Sauce
1 jalapeno chile, stemmed
2 cups cilantro leaves
12 large fresh mint leaves
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
In a food processor, pulse jalapeno, cilantro, and mint until reduced in volume by half. Add 2 tbsp. water, the oil, lemon juice, and salt. Whirl until smooth, adding 1 more tbsp. water if needed.

Recipe from: http://www.gourmetkoshercooking.com/2014/03/pumpkin-empanadas-with-mint-dipping-sauce/