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Bar & Bat Mitzvahs

It’s all about customizing – colors, logo’s, party flavors & games. The Mitzvah circuit in NYC is bigger, better and more extravagant than ever. While great music, a legendary Horah and candle lighting are still central moments of each celebration, defining and designing a concept has become the norm. While themes still come up now and then, kids these days want a more sophisticated feel. The shift has gone from themes to colors and logos.

Robyn Fruchterman, Deborah Miller Catering’s Director of Events and Conceptual design was recently hired to cater a Bat Mitzvah at 150 West 83rd working with event planner Lori Minkin of LJM events

For this Bat Mitzvah, the designer and Robyn began with the basics. 150W83rd is a clean, white loft with a terrace. The capacity varies with the setup and can seat 120 with round tables and up to 180 with communal tables. The room has direct access to a roof terrace and a state of the art audio and video system including a projector and theme. The Bat Mitzvah girl wanted a sophisticated party so Lori used the white loft feel and brought in furniture and lighting to set the stage for a cool club feel. The white furniture and Lucite chairs were interspersed with pops of color. Lavender& silver was seen in the florals, food design, and as accent pillows on the white furniture.

White and Lavendar Centerpieces wrapped in Diamante

Lori also brought in games- as games are a must these days. For this party, the kids played pop a shot, connect four & foosball throughout the evening.

As a cool interactive snack, Lori choose to incorporate Deborah Miller Catering’s signature popcorn bar. Tin buckets of white cheddar popcorn, caramel popcorn and movie theater style hug from pegs on an interactive display for kids to mix and match from.

The dinner menu was customized to reflect the families’ favorites, as well as encompass the logo and colors. Everyone loves options and in addition to heavily passed hors d’oeuvres, guests also enjoyed a make your own taco bar and sushi station.

Taco Bar Buffet Line

Taco Bar Buffet Line

Kids Love Sushi

Kids Love Sushi

The room was set up with two bars, one for the adults and one for the kids with signature cocktails celebrating Carly at both. The kids mocktail bar featured “The Carly”, a grape juice spritzer garnished with a purple and white straw. In addition to a full open bar, the over 21 crowd was able to sip on the adult version of “The Carly” which was a delicious combination of vodka, blue curacao, lime juice, grenadine and cranberry juice.

As the evening heated up, dessert buffets were opened including a silver and lavender inspired candy bar and am on site cotton candy machine whipping up cones of spun sugar on site, in lavender of course!

 Interactive desserts – cotton candy

Interactive desserts – cotton candy

Cotton Candy Display

Cotton Candy Display

And if that were not enough, Deborah Miller Catering brought in our smore maker who blazed marshmallows to order.

Smore Master Roasting Marshmallow

Smore Master Roasting Marshmallow

The party was a raging success, as it included all of the ingredients for the perfect celebration- a perfect space, great people, amazing food, creative cocktails and a fantastic DJ.

Full Bat Mitzvah Menu

 

Passed Hors d' Oeuvres

 

Tuna Tataki

 

Compressed Cucumber * Wasabi Aioli * Sesame Seeds * Soy Lime

 

Pepper Crusted Tenderloin Crostini

 

Spicy Corn Relish * Roasted Garlic Aioli

 

Sugar Snap Pea Cannoli

 

Coach Farm Goat Cheese * Tomato Dust

 

Marinated Baby Lamb Chops

 

Rosemary * Garlic * Mint Pesto

 

Mushroom and Herb Goat Cheese Tartlets

 

Shaved Fresno Chili * Micro Greens

 

Sesame Chicken Lollipop

 

Lime Sriracha Duck Sauce * Toasted Sesame Seeds * Carrot Confetti

 

Golden Beet Stack

 

Baby Golden Beets * Buffalo Mozzarella * Pistachio Pesto

 

Pigs in a Blanket

 

Spicy Brown Mustard * Ketchup

 

Stationary

 

Popcorn Bucket Bar

 

Fill your own lavender paper BAGS with Carly logo sticker with scoopers

 

-All American

 

-Classic Caramel

 

-White Cheddar

 

- Silver Hershey Kisses

 

Served in clear buckets

 

Popcorn Bar - Wood Peg Board

 

ADULT DINNER STATIONS

 

CHALLAH

 

ON-SITE HAND-ROLLED SUSHI BAR

 

Tuna Cucumber Rolls * Salmon Avocado Rolls * California Rolls * Cucumber Rolls * Made to Order

TACO & GUACO BAR

 

Make Your Own Tacos & Guacamole Station with on-site Taco Chef

 

Handmade Corn & Flour Tortillas

 

Fillings:

 

Slow Cooked Brisket

 

Sweet Potato & Black Bean Hash

 

Grilled Pineapple Mahi Mahi

 

Topped With

 

Chopped Red Onions

 

Chopped Cilantro

 

Sliced Radishes

 

Shredded Pepper Jack Cheese

 

Pico de Gallo

 

Spicy Aioli

 

Hot Sauce

 

Make your Own Guacamole

 

Hand Smashed Avocado

 

with Assorted Toppings:

 

Cuban Style Black Beans

 

Toasted Pepitas

 

Fresh Pomegranate Seeds

 

Roasted Corn

 

Pico de Gallo

 

Fresh Sliced Jalapenos

 

Served with Tortilla Chips and Plantain Chips

 

SALAD-TINI BAR

 

Salads to be displayed and served in assorted cocktail glasses - on tiered display made from DMC cubes and trays

 

Kale Jalapeno Caesar Salad with Plantain Disc Crouton

 

Compressed Watermelon, Fresh Mint, Watercress & Feta

 

Quinoa with Radicchio, Asparagus, Cucumber & Green Garlic Vinaigrette

 

Seared Chicken & Mango Nappa Cabbage, Caracara Orange Vinaigrette

 

Bianca Bread, Focaccia & Breadsticks

 

KIDS DINNER STATIONS

 

ON-SITE HAND-ROLLED SUSHI BAR

 

(There will be 1 Sushi Bar Together for Adults & Kids)

 

Tuna Cucumber Rolls * Salmon Avocado Rolls * California Rolls * Cucumber Rolls * Made to Order

 

Served on traditional sushi boats with chopsticks, ginger, wasabi and soy sauce

 

AMERICAN STATION

 

Mini Tomato Mozzarella and Fresh Basil Flatbread Pizza

 

Mac-n-Cheese Cupcakes

 

Crispy Parmesan Crust

 

Traditional Mini Grilled Cheese Bites

 

French Fries with Ketchup

 

Served in paper cone & sprinkled with salt

 

Individual Caesar Salad

 

Homemade Croutons

 

ASIAN STATION

 

(Fill your own Chinese Take Out Containers)

 

Vegetable Lo Main

 

Soy Ginger Grilled Chicken Skewers

 

Vegetable Egg Rolls

 

Flash Fried Chicken Dumplings

 

Fortune Cookies

 

SWEETS

 

Classic S'mores

 

Made to order and finished with a chef manned blow torch

 

Graham Crackers * Hershey's Chocolate * Marshmallows

 

Served in craft paper boats

 

Mini Logo Cupcakes

 

Lavender * Silver * Purple * White

 

Assorted decorations:

 

"C" logo

 

Shimmer

 

Iced

 

Cake Pops

 

Lavender * Silver * Purple * White Decorated

 

Lavender, White & Silver Mini Truffles

 

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

 

Devils Food Cake

 

Filled Glass Cubes

 

Peppermint Patties

 

Hershey Kisses

 

Passed

 

Mini Ice Cream Sandwiches

 

Home baked Chocolate Chip Cookies * Vanilla Ice Cream

 

half with purple sprinkles

 

Coffee , Decaf, Assorted Teas

 

Sugars, Skim Milk & Creamer

 

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