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Winter Wonderland

There is no greater compliment then the return of a happy customer. In 2015, Jillian Klein, Deborah Miller Catering’s Director of Events, planned a 1000-person event for one of NYC’s top media companies at Pacha Nightclub in midtown Manhattan. The event was a raging success with stations of food abundantly situated throughout the space and an outrageous DJ spinning classics that packed the dance floor till the wee hours. It was the party of all parties and the stuff company legends are spun from.

In 2016, Jillian’s client returned and asked her to plan the companies 2016 holiday party and to make it bigger and better. Collaboratively, Jillian and her client toured multiple venues, reviewed menu ideas, tossed about theme ideas and narrowed it down to; Christmas in Paris, The Holidays in the Caribbean and Winter Wonderland. With a tossup between three fabulous themes, it was decided Winter Wonderland would allow for the most menu versatility in the Grand Ballroom they choose.

For Kings and Queens of NYC Media, the room was decorated to the nine’s. Giant glitter snowflakes hung from the 75 foot ceiling and white lights were splayed across the room exuding an aura of winter elegance. White lounge furniture was placed on the fringes of the dance floor allowing for a quick retreat from the dance floor to hydrate between songs.

One of the client’s priorities, was a menu focused on high end, delicious food stations to satiate the companies foodies. Winter Wonderland allowed Jillian to include a wide variety of Deborah Miller Catering Classics.

Two of the crowd’s favorite stations were:

Soup and Salad Station

Jalapeno Kale Caesar Salad with Plantain Croutons

Frisee Salad with Soft Boiled Egg, Lardon & Dijon Vinaigrette

"Norma" Style Pasta Salad with Mozzarella, Basil , Fresh Tomato & Parmesan Crusted Eggplant

Mini Mugs of Seasonal Soups to include Harissa Spiced Cauliflower Soup & Coconut Carrot Bisque

 

Taco/ Guaco Bar

Hand Smashed Avocado & Traditional Pico de Gallo Served with Tortilla Chips & Plantain Discs

Topped with: Pomegranate Seeds, Crystalized Ginger, Pickled Fresno Chilies , Mojito Cheese

&Old Bay Spiced Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

Korean Beef Taco with Kimchi Slaw, Pickled Onions, Cucumber & Toasted Sesame Seeds

Honey Chipotle Shrimp Taco with Mango Slaw & Sliced Scallions

Delicata Squash Taco with Sweet Potato, Charred Onion, Grilled Jalapeno, Celeriac & Apple Slaw & Toasted Pepitas

Below the glow of the stars, the magic could be felt and the company toasted to each other, health, happiness and another year of success.

Additional Menu Stations included;
Mashed Potato Bar with Untraditional Toppings

Traditional Mashed Potatoes

Un- Traditional Toppings:

Fresno Chile and Vermont Maple Glazed Pork Belly , Buttermilk Fried Chicken Bites ,Caramelized Winter Squash , Melted Leeks , Chopped Scallions , Chorizo Breadcrumbs ,Herbed Panko Parmesan Crumb

"Holiday Dinner"

Chianti braised short ribs

Cauliflower puree

Italian salsa Verde

Coq Au Vin

Butter egg Noodles with Fresh herbs

On Site Sushi Bar

Chef's On Site Making Sushi
Spicy Tuna, Salmon, Hamachi, Vegetable Rolls, Crab rolls and variations there of

Ginger, Wasabi, Soy Sauce & Chop Sticks

Welcome To New York

Soft Baked New York Style Pretzel Sticks
Traditional Yellow Mustard * Honey Mustard * Pesto Aioli

Homemade Pickle Bar
Traditional Dill * Sweet & Spicy Pickle Chips * String Beans * Cauliflower

Slow Cooked Brisket Slider
Slow Cooked Brisket Sliders w/ citrus slaw & horseradish Aioli

Hot Dogs
Sauerkraut *Mustard * Onions

Egg Rolls served in Chinese Take Out Containers

"Slider Station"

Crab cake with Wasabi Aioli

Pulled turkey & cranberry relish

Grilled petite filet
horseradish cream * chopped chives

Shrimp Salad
Maple Glazed Bacon * Mango

Popcorn and Sweets Bar

Popcorn being made on site and topped with everyone's favorite sweet treats

Horizon Blue M&M's
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Cinnamon and Sugar
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Coconut Flakes
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Candied Nuts
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Gummy Bears
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Mini Marshmallows
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Crushed Oreo's
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Cinnamon Red Hots
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Caramel Drizzle
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Chocolate Sauce

Grilled Cheese to Go

Slow Cooked Short Rib Grilled Cheese Aged Gouda on Sour Dough

Traditional Grilled American Cheese on White Bread

Individually Wrapped

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