Wednesday the 25th of February
Recently I had the great pleasure
of planning a big family party at the house, honoring my father’s 60th
birthday. We typically host his birthday party every year, however this year we
wanted to make our traditional party a little more special and add some
twists. Every year we do a potluck
party and all our friends bring their favorite dishes. This year, while it was difficult to
give up the foods we look forward to every winter, we decided to hire a
chef. A friend of mine had hired
Michael Lewis for a brunch the day after her wedding and he was a big
menu was so diverse and customizable, with such reasonable pricing; we decided
we couldn’t pass up this opportunity to surprise my dad. Due to our appetizer style parties every
year, I decided to keep the theme and serve strictly hors d’oeuvres. The choices were endless on Michael’s
menu but we finally narrowed it down to about 15 different items. We set up a tasting so my mother and
sister could meet him and also to make sure the food was what we were really
looking for. The tasting went
amazing and we knew right away we had book him.
a few small decorations and some balloons, the real surprise for my father was
the catered menu. Michael arrived
at our home with coolers of food, platters, garnishes and much more! What made
this experience so unique was that it wasn’t a caterer dropping off some
food. Michael stayed to cook the
food and prepare all the platters in such beautiful and elegant ways. We had so much to choose from: mini crab cakes, seared tuna, coconut
shrimp, fried wontons, a Southwestern 7-layer dip, baked brie, and stuffed
mushrooms…to name a few things.
Our guests were truly indulging and enjoying everything. What made it more fun was that Michael
interacted with the guests and he brought a wonderful server, Julie who
interacted as well and took care of serving drinks and cleaning
everything! What a treat for us!
ended the evening with a toast in personalized champagne glasses that each
guest also got to take home with them as a favor. And of course for dessert we had Michael make homemade
crepes and bananas foster!!
The best part… all the leftovers we got to eat for a few days!