Monday, June 17, 2013

S'mores - have s'more station fun at your bat mitzvah and bar mitzvah

S'Mores Good Fun 
for the kid in all of us
setup:  Elegant Touch Catering
photo:  Lisa Teiger,
Encore NJ Bar Mitzvah S'mores Station 

Catering + Food Decor:     CuisinEtc Catering + Events NYC
Food Stylist:                       Lisa Teiger

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make it a delicious one.

Lisa Teiger
Culinary Fashionista

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Twiinkle, Twinkle Little Star ,,, a Brit Bat Baby Naming and Welcoming

Simchat Bat

Dispute the pouring rain and flood warnings this past Saturday in NYC, the New Shul congregation was singing in the rain and welcoming the newest member of their congregation at the Brit Bat for Lyla Joy, the beautiful baby daughter of their beloved Executive Director.  The Brit Bat ceremony, which translates loosely from Hebrew to English as welcoming the new daughter into the convenant is a modern tradition that is becoming more popular and common among Jewish families who wish to honor, and welcome their daughters as well as their sons (via Brit Milah) into the Jewish community.

Proud Parents and Grandparents participated in a lovely Crafted service with Rabbi Zach and Ellen Gould leading the congregation in songs of welcome and JOY!    Proud big brother Jax whose Brit  Milah (Bris) cuisinEtc catering and events catered 2 years earlier was having the time of his life playing with his cousins and New Shul friends and family.

Safta + Sabba blessing sweet Lyla Joy

The food reception that followed allowed guests to mingle, and murmurs of Mazel Tov, Look at that Head of HAIR, and She's Beautiful filled the room with love and admiration.

bright spring colors
and fun accents

Ceramic Duckies sprouting herbs
Hammered Cat Mirror reflecting
 the baby with her parents
Meyer lemons in clear paint cans
paint cans from Maryland Plastics

goat's cheese 
wild blueberry

housemade rondele



Friday, April 26, 2013

Bat Mitzvah Bash @ Roulette Theater Brooklyn NYC

* EAT Bubbelahs EAT!!
Pretty in Purple 
Bat Mitzvah Bash 
Roulette Theater Brooklyn NYC

Anya and her family
are primarily vegetarians
and are very (bang bang)
enthusiastic foodies!!
Anya's Bat Mitzvah menu was
parve with dairy,
 vegetables and
fish offerings.
Global Pescatarian Offerings

As guests start to arrive in the air will be waffling the aromas of the delicious food to follow.   The Bat Mitzvah Guests are able to enjoy a refreshing beverage and partake at the salsa bar. 
Soon there after wait staff began passing the delectable assortment of hors d’oeuvres 
with fanciful and fun presentations.

Salsa bar in vintage drawers
display of purple and golden tortilla chips
tomato salsa
black bean + corn salsa 
crunchy vegetable sticks
avocado crema
shredded cheddar cheese 

Nacho and Salsa Bar
Displayed in Vintage Drawers

Waiter Passed Hors D'oeuvres

smoked salmon mousse cocktail biscuits

3 cheese mac + cheese passed in petit Asian takeout boxes

foccacia pizette bytes -   
mozzarella tomato caprese
         housemade tomato jam + goats cheese

white asparagus and cheese frittata bytes
garnished with microgreens
atop Asian Spoons
Goat's Cheese 
+ White Asparagus Frittata Bytes
served on white Asian Spoons

Anya's Signature 
Pina Colada Lassi 

Not Your Mama's Latke Bar
Sous Vide Salmon with Chermoula
Vegetarian Offerings
and more...

Bountiful and Beautifully Displayed Dinner Buffet

Moroccan Chickpea and Lemon Scented Organic Carrot Salad

Crispy Greek Salad
Romaine, Feta, Cucumber, Tomato and Dolmatis – Oregano Vinaigrette

Marrakesh Chermoula Roasted Salmon,
Displayed over a Bed of Purple Orange Slaw

Latke Griddle – with Chef cooking and serving
Traditional and Sweet Potato Latkes
Toppings to include:     
Traditional Sour Cream
Chunky Housemade Apple Sauce
Wasabi Crema

Sweet Potato and Traditional Yukon Gold Latkes
Griddled at the station by Chef Hong Mei
Toppings included Wasabi Crema
Sour Cream, and Chunky Applesauce

the cuisinEtc hand carved horse table with copper top
Bat Mitzvah Favorite
Rainbow Cookies
River of Milk Chocolate as requested
by Anya and her family.

Chocolate Dipping Pond with Belgium Milk Chocolate
GIANT marshmallows, 
rainbow cookies, rice Krispie treats, berries, fruit 
cookies and more....

Monday, March 4, 2013

Second Seder Pescatarian Offerings

CuisinEtc Presents

Second Night Passover Seder Menu
Pesach Catering with a Fish Dairy menu
and non traditional delicious 
Med-Rim Inspired Passover Menu

 March 26, 2013
at the 

Hors d’Oeuvres
·        Organic Baby Carrots and Mediterranean Olives
Hard Boiled Eggs, Parsley, and Charoset, Served with Matzah

Tilapia with Herbs in a Light White Wine Sauce

Vegetarian Alternative
Asparagus and Mozzarella Egg Frittata

Med Rim Spinach Salad
Fresh Spinach and Mixed Greens with Marinated Artichokes
and Cherry Tomatoes, tossed with a White Balsamic Vinaigrette

Julienne of Cumin Carrots with Tangy Citrus Vinaigrette
and Colorful Bell Peppers

Spanish Sweet Potato Salad
Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Scallions, and Almonds
enlivened with Smoked Paprika, Aioli, and Herbs

Tropical Fruit Cobbler
with Coconut Macaroon Topping
served warm with Kosher for Passover
Vanilla Ice Cream

Thank you to Rabbi Jill and the Board + Congregation of the Actor's Temple
for allowing us the honor and privilege to cater this wonderful second night Passover Community Seder  
for the 6th year in a row. 
We look forward to next year's planning.

Here's the lovely e-mail note we received from Rabbi Jill following the event:
Mar 29
to me
Dear Lisa:

   Many thanks to you for a wonderful seder. As usual, you made a lovely dinner for us and took care of all the details. Thank you again and again.

  Love to all best wishes,

  Rabbi Jill

 Rabbi/Cantor Jill Hausman
The Actors’ Temple
339 West 47th Street
New York, NY  10036
Synagogue Tel. 212-245-6975
Mailing Address: PO Box 2620
New York, NY  10108