Earlier this month, Encore Catering was scheduled to produce an over the top New Jersey Bar Mitzvah but Superstorm Sandy happened and the event had to be postponed. A considerable degree of details had to be reorganized, yet, one week later the professional Encore catering team and vendor associates created a show stopping and Uber-delicious Bar Mitzvah Celebration, rocking New Jersey just as intended.
Join us for a peek at some of the spectacular food, off the hook tablescapes and serving ideas.
The Sports Academy was completely transformed with white "pipe and drape" curtains that creating clean white walls and sectioning off the large sports arena into various areas. The adults entered via a grand entrance to the cocktail lounge and bar area where the main adult dining room was hidden behind a backdrop of white curtains. Attendants ushered the young adults along a long corridor where young adult cocktail food awaited them as well as several areas to enjoy games, bumper cars, food, photo boothes, personalized sweatshirts and MORE!
The very masculine yet elegant lounge area with rustic brown leather couches and ottomans, was complimented by a matching three tier leather surround bar offering cocktails and beverages. It later become the young adult buffet space when the adults were seated at their assigned tables.
Encore staff lined the entrance offering trays of alluring hors d'oeuvres and signature libations as the guests filtered into the cocktail lounge.
|A soaring fall accented floral display anchored |
a table displaying seating cards on mini wood rounds
echoing the natural woodsy theme of the evening.
Waiter Passed Hors D'oeuvres* Grandma Millie’s Potato Latkes
Apple Sauce + Sour Cream
Baby Lamb Chop
..Papaya Mint Chutney
* Butternut Squash
* Fried Pickle Burger
..Spicy Ranch Dressing
|A large kitchen tent + box truck with ovens and fryers meant Encore was able to produce restaurant quality food fresh on site.|
Complimenting the passed hors d'ouevres guests enjoyed an array of international delicacies from five signature stations. From freshly pulled mozzarella and antipasto to a sushi bar, a traditional molcajete mashed guacamole bar and smoked mojo chicken with rice + black beans, a chef attended Italian pasta station and a modern red and white lacquered Asian dim sum station.
|Pat Glenn Production's motto is |
Life is short...
have an affair
|fabulous decor + lush floral design by Pat Glenn Productions|
|Encore Catering NJ Executive Chef |
and Co-Owner Lisa Epstein
prepares Truffled Mac and Cheese
Grilled Bone in Filet of Beef with Crispy Frizzled Onions Flanked by
Two 9 oz Lobster Tails with Drawn Butter, Fresh Lemon and Sea Salt.
|An earthy natural decor theme was echoed by the natural wood slabs that the main course was presented on as well as the burled wood bowls that Encore Catering offered family style side dishes in, purchased especially for this event.|
|steakhouse surf and turf for every couple|
with family style sides for each table
Each table was also served
family style side dishes:
...continuing the party atmosphere, the bar mitzvah guests were offered a bevy of fun and delicious desserts.
|Takeaway Stations offering fresh donuts. |
chocolate dipped candied apples, logo water,
coffee, tea and hot chocolate to go
wrapping up an awesome evening
of bar mitzvah celebrations!!
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