Sunday, June 10, 2012

mitzva- licious celebrating a bar mitzvah + bat mitzvah NYC style

The rain held off for the most part with only a slight drizzle,  but the view from the 11th floor greenhouse of lower Manhattan and the new Liberty Tower was spectacular no matter the weather.

Elliott and Eva became 
a Bar and Bat Mitzvah
at the New Shul.  
Their B'nai Mitzvah luncheon 
at Scholastic Greenhouse 
and Rooftop Terrace 
following the services for 
100+ friends and family members 
was a joyous, fun and beautiful experience.

Here's what Linda, the mom of these two amazing young people, 
had to say about their family's experience 
with CuisinEtc Catering and Events NYC's bar mitzvah caterers.

When it came time to plan our children's b'nai mitzvah, we were more than a little overwhelmed.  We had been to a few prior events catered by CuisinEtc Catering and Events and loved their food and aesthetic, so decided to give Lisa Teiger a call.  

immediately our mind was put at ease--Lisa listened to our wants, understood our needs, and respected our budget.  We felt strongly that the event should be unpretentious and kid-centered, yet also have delicious food, beautifully presented.

Not only did Lisa find us a wonderfully appropriate setting,
Scholastic Greenhouse, with both indoor and outdoor space, light, and views, but she took care of all the table decorations in addition to providing a sensational meal.  

Lisa and the CuisinEtc team's level of creativity is astounding--we agreed on edible centerpieces, but had no idea that they would also provide dozens of whimsical figurines and plants to liven the tablescapes.  

The children's tables were equally delightful, sporting strawberry, pineapple flowers and multicolored whimsical marshmallow bouquets and button-candy napkin rings. 

Chef Andrew created a meal that was a feast for the eyes as well as the tastebuds, with an abundance of seasonal ingredients and dishes that appealed to both young and old palates.  

I cannot thank the CuisinEtc Catering team enough for making our family's celebration such a memorable success!

Linda K.

Child's Whimsical Tablescape
Napkins with
Candy Dot Bands 

wheatgrass skewered with crudite and antipasto
brought the outdoors inside in the lovely greenhouse setting in the chic NYC Soho's Scholastic Center

whimsical table settings featuring pieces from our extensive collections
and wheatgrass waiting to be skewered for edible tablescapes
the multi colored napkin lent a festive and
childlike air to the whimsical garden setting

Due to the weather and slight drizzle, the cocktail hour started out inside and ended up being both indoors and outdoors as the sun came out and stayed out!  Awesome space to have that option.

our modern take on the classic Jewish offering 
..Deconstructed bagels & lox on edible spoons
..Fun + Funky Mini Forks 
with Goat cheese & asparagus frittata bytes 

no matter the occasion or age of the guests 
- a perennial favorite passed hors d'oeuvre 
is always the ubiquitous franks in a blanket 
aka "cows in the comforter" 
and our signature presentation 
includes a catcher's mitt in a field of wheatgrass. 
photo credit:
our signature cows in the comforter being enjoyed by kidz of all ages! 
photo credit:

This garden setting B'nai Mitzvah Luncheon Menu included a combo of kid and adult friendly offerings - something for everyone...
  • three cheddar mac and cheese
  • garlic and herb roasted sweet potato wedges
  • mandarin broccoli salad (click for recipe)
  • angus beef sliders with speared pickles
  • ginger chicken graced with roasted corn + pineapple salsa
  • Moroccan preserved lemon + garlic roasted atlantic salmon with organic black quinoa, organic arugula, diced israeli cucumber + roasted heirloom tomato - our modern take on tabbouleh.  Delicious, fresh and inviting... 
View of left side of the buffet setup
Guests were able to walk down either side of a T shaped buffet 

artichokes, moss, growing micro greens and river rocks,
all natural decor touches
complimenting not only 

the Scholastic Greenhouse Venue setting
but our elegant signature
hand wrought copper chafers as well.
the cuisinEtc signature copper
and wrought iron serving pieces
add warmth and beauty to your event
Chef Andrew's
 attention to detail is astounding!

Angus Beef Sliders - a hit with adults and kids alike

Our lovely Lady Garden Statue overlooks the
Moroccan Salmon Preserved Lemon "Tabbouleh"
with Organic Black Quinoa, Roasted Heirloom Tomato
and Organic Israeli Cucumbers.

Rosemary and Garlic Roasted Sweet Potato

Citrus Grilled Chicken
with Roasted Corn + PIneapple Salsa

the Urban Chic Garden Setting makes
Scholastic Greenhouse Atrium
the ideal spot for your next event 
twin cakes by Emma Lively
Nutella and Red Velvet
Thank you for a beautiful day of catering and celebration at Scholastic's Greenhouse Atrium Venue in Soho NYC.  

The view and venue is incredible and the venue is always  a pleasure to work with.

Each client's journey is so unique 

and for us it is 

a great honor to be able 

to participate in enhancing 

the special day for our clients, 

by creating an unforgettable experience 

for the family and their friends .  

Mazel Tov to Eva and Eliott.  

Wishing you a sweet and full Jewish life.

Event Credits

Caterer:                        CuisinEtc Catering and Events NY

Venue:                         Scholastic Books Soho Greenhouse

Food Photography
and Food Styling:          Lisa Teiger   646-932-3496

Event Photographer:      Chasi Annexy

Cake Baker:                  Emma Lively

1 comment:

  1. Exquisite, creative, and delectable looking. Amazing use of natural materials to create an organic yet elegant affair.

    -- LA Rosen, Special Events Consulting
    Philadelphia, PA