BEHIND THE SCENES: SPECIALTY EVENT TASTING
By Great Performances
Working with Great Performances is a delicious journey.
We engage in a discovery process with our clients, starting with the basics like event style, size and goals; the essentials like venue, location and budget; and the fun parts including concept and theme, so we can turn ideas into reality.
Talking about favorite foods, researching culinary trends, and incorporating an event theme into the meal, is a delicious process. We brainstorm with our clients, discover their dreams and share our insights while our chefs work to create the perfect menu.
As part of the planning process, we book tastings with our clients as we fine tune the details of their menus and service styles.
We host these specialty event tastings at our home in The Bronx. These turn into fun, engaging, and of course, delicious opportunities to share a meal with our clients. Our chefs share the story of the dishes, sources of inspiration and answer any questions. Copious notes are taken to make any adjustments and to help ensure that the food at the actual event exceeds expectation. And though guests attend events for practical reasons, enjoying a memorable meal enhances the experience!
Check out these photos from our most recent specialty tasting event.
Spectacular food, an attentive service staff and a warm client-caterer bond made for an afternoon party months before the actual event.
Specialty Tasting Menu
Spaghetti & Meatball
beef meatball, fra diavolo sauce
Boneless Lamb Chop
mint chimichurri, pretzel
portobello mousse, sorrel
Habanero Smoked Tofu Taco
watermelon radish wrap
hudson valley foie gras, pistachio butter, sour cherry preserves
Duck Rillette Fritter
cranberry port jam, rosemary skewer
Peekytoe Crab on Togarashi Rice Crisp
jalapeno, miso aioli
gaeta olive, sundried tomato chutney
Peruvian Potato Cup
Korean Chicken Bite
gochujang fried chicken, kimchi slaw, sriracha aioli
roasted poblano, stone ground grits
Specialty Carving Stations
Carving Station: Veal
Sage-Stuffed Veal Breast Roulade
braised gigante beans
gemelli al pesto, green beans
grilled zucchini, ricotta salatta, lemon, basil
Carving Station: Duck
Roast Duck Breast Lapérouse
foie gras mousse profiteroles
Carving Station: Jamon
Hand-Carved Jamon Mangalista
white anchovy barquettes
Carving Station: Ribeye
32oz Bone-In Ribeye
bordelaise, chimichurri, horseradish cream
Carving Station: Kobe
Seared 45-Day Dry-Aged Kobe Sirloin
japanese uni, shiitake summer roll, madeira gastrique, oyster sauce, chive puree
Specialty Seafood Stations
Fresh Cut Toro
caviar, yuzu pearls, gold leaf
Colossal Shrimp & Arctic Char Station
lemon-tarragon aioli, horseradish and smoked tomato cocktail sauce
Lightly Cured Arctic Char
olive oil poached peppers, anchovy
leche de tigre, red onion, chili pepper, lime
Specialty Vegetarian Station
japanese turnips, erynggi mushrooms, matsutake mushrooms, trumpet mushrooms, black truffle, smoked dashi broth