Holiday Hors D’Oeuvres

Celebrate at Snug Harbor is the perfect venue for a family or corporate holiday gathering. Host your holiday event in our grand Great Hall for larger parties, or our cozy Gallery for smaller, cocktail events. Either way, your guests can enjoy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails to celebrate the holidays. We’ve gathered some inspiration from Food & Wine Magazine to get you in the holiday spirit!

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These little sopressata-wrapped cones are a holiday favorite! You can consult with your Event Designer about varying the filling. You can use chopped pepperoncinis, radicchio, or even grappa-soaked raisins!

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Your guests will love a flakey puff pastry with salty prosciutto and melted fontina cheese rolled into a bite-size treat.

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This squash and kale toast is the perfect holiday appetizer with its varied flavor and texture.

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Enjoy a baked camembert with pears. Add a splash of pear brandy and maple syrup to add a twist to this baked brie.
Relish Caterers, the owner of Celebrate at Snug Harbor, can create the flavorful holiday hors d’oeuvres you’re inspired by on Pinterest or your favorite food magazines. The best holiday gatherings include delicious food and wonderful company. You provide the company, Celebrate at Snug Harbor can provide the rest!

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Hors D’Oeuvres and Small Plates for Your Corporate Holiday Gathering

Tis the season for holiday planning.  Take a peek at some of the innovative and unique culinary experience Relish brings to your holiday table at our signature venue, Celebrate at Snug Harbor.  The gracious, professional, and attentive staff will tend to all the details to ensure your holiday event is memorable.

Small Plates

Few ingredients capture the season as well as roasted beets, figs and burrata.  Try a beet napoleon or burrata as the small plate option for your company to enjoy. They are a refreshing twist on traditional salad.

Hors D’Oeuvres

Hors d’oeuvres present a great opportunity to have fun with your menu. Break away from traditional choices and try something unexpected to add to the conversation.  Here are a few of our favorites for the holiday season.  The traditional eggroll takes is reinvented as “Philly Cheese Steak” creation, complete with creamy cheese sauce and crispy skin.  The chimichurri is a great compliment to any meat.  We love the vibrant green color as a compliment to the season.  Pig’s “in a blanket”, is one of the most popular hors d’oeuvres year round.  For holiday, Relish created an All beef “Pig in a Blanket” wrapped in house-made pretzel dough and roasted Brussel remoulade.

Relish specializes in large scale special events and corporate catering for all occasions. Ring us today to discuss your holiday event needs New York City, the Hamptons, or the Tri-state area! 212 228 1672 or  http://www.relishcaterers.com.

Corporate and Social Events at Celebrate at Snug Harbor

When planning a corporate or large scale social event, it is important to consider space, time of year, and who your caterer will be. You’ll want your employees or guests to enjoy the ambiance and meal so that your event is a success. Celebrate at Snug Harbor offers its clients a variety of locations on the 83-acre  Snug Harbor property, both indoors and outdoors so that your selected space can best fit the type of event and season.

Hosting a Corporate Lunch or Dinner

The featured collage displays the varied table settings in both the Great Hall and Gallery of Celebrate at Snug Harbor for a large corporate event. If you have a larger party, consider having small tables scattered throughout a grand room so that teams or groups can have smaller conversations. If you’re looking to host a smaller group, consider having a more intimate space with a U-shaped table so that all members of your team can engage in important conversations.

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While team building meetings can be accommodated at Celebrate, so can more lecture-based meetings. In the featured collage, the Great Hall is prepared to host a large scale group with a head table for the keynote speaker of the event.

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Hosting a Corporate Picnic or Gala Event

If you’re looking to host a less corporate and more philanthropic event, look no further than the Tuscan Garden of Celebrate at Snug Harbor. With formal water elements and a glass enclosed Lemon house, filled with olive and lemon trees, your guests can enjoy the outdoors and lush gardens of the property. The featured collage captures the magic of a recent Neptune Ball, in which guests were able to enjoy the gardens and a few hot air balloons!

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Catering at Celebrate

Part of what makes an event so successful is the quality of food being served. Because Celebrate at Snug Harbor is operated by Relish Caterers + Event Planning, the staff are used to preparing elegant meals for large groups. The featured collage displays delicious edamame, smoked salmon galette, and fried chicken sliders that your guests or employees are able to enjoy a variety of options on the big day!

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Planning large scale events at Celebrate allows for you and/or your company to focus on the people attending your occasion. The Event Designers at Celebrate at Snug Harbor will work closely with you so that your event is truly one of a kind.

Catering Ideas for Your Next Event

If you’re looking to host an event that will wow your guests, you’ll need to invest in a caterer who can create meals that are unique and delicious. Relish Caterers offers some inspiration for your next corporate or private event with hors d’oeuvres, main courses, and desserts!

Hors D’oeuvres:

When greeting your guests with appetizers, you’ll want flavors and textures that will excite your guests for the rest of the meals to come at your event. Relish Caterers has so many different flavors and unique hors d’oeuvres, such as pretzel crusted shrimp, falafel sliders, beef carpaccio, and more!

Pretzel crusted gulf shrimp with cherry pepper cocktail sauce

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Petit falafel burger with tahini zatar spiced mayo and cucumber yogurt slaw

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Beef carpaccio with champignon, lemon, arugula and parmesan

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Spicy Korean chili chicken cone with radish, scallion and toasted sesame

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Main Courses:

Relish takes a new spin on salmon, chicken, pork, and beef with these delicious variations. No guest will want to resist the main courses below!

Slow roasted Norwegian salmon with buttered pea shoots and truffle mashed potatoes

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Roasted free range chicken with baby artichokes, basil and lemon caper sauce

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Seared pork chop with yukon potato galette, roasted peaches and poppy seed buttermilk vinaigrette

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Grilled beef tenderloin with sautéed mustard greens, roasted fingerlings, herb butter and jus

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Desserts:

Desserts are the last bit of flavor your guests leave with, so make sure you give them the sweetness and one-of-a-kind treats they’ve been craving all day or night!

Strawberry Shortcake is taken to a new level with these strawberries and cream on petit toasted shortcake.

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Blueberry peach cobbler with flaky crust and mint

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Petite key lime tart with toasted marshmallow

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When it comes to having a private or corporate event catered, consider a caterer that takes pride in culinary innovation, as well as impeccable service. See more that Relish Caterers has to offer at relishcaterers.com.

Small Plates & Hor D’Oeuvres for Your Wedding Day

Some wedding guests cannot get enough of a cocktail hour. It’s a great time to socialize and enjoy your wedding space. So when it comes to your menu, try to think about small plates and hor d’oeuvres that are diverse enough that your guests can each enjoy a bite or two. If you’re stuck on ideas, this is where an excellent caterer will know what to do. A general rule is to try and vary your options so that you offer a little bit of everything. Relish Caterers will guide you through every aspect of planning as well as creating spectacular wedding catering menus.

Inspired Hor D’Oeuvres:

Have fun with flavor when it comes to hors d’oeuvres! Allow there to be a mix of textures and flavors. The featured collage offers some flavor inspiration with a fried oyster in a bucket (top left), a honeydew gazpacho (top right), pretzel crusted shrimp (bottom left), and Asian beef tartar (bottom right).

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Sliders offer a great opportunity to put a new twist on a classic favorite. Consider these Relish Caterers slider creations that are featured on the Celebrate at Snug Harbor menus.  A falafel burger (left), short rib in a cream puff bun (top right), fried chicken slider (middle right), and a truffle beef sirloin slider (bottom right). While you’re keeping the classic style of a burger, you are also offering a variety of flavors.

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Small Plates:

If you’re looking to offer a bit more with your cocktail hour, consider offering your guests a few small plates. The featured photo captures a delicious burrata (left), steamed duck bao (top right), and tuna on a rice cracker (bottom right). Slightly larger in portion, a small plate is the perfect upgrade to your cocktail hour. Your guests that have traveled to come to your wedding will thank you, too!

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Hor d’oeuvres and small plates are meant to create an ambiance in which your guests become excited about what is to come in the rest of the night. Because the cocktail hour is a more laid back part of your wedding celebration, take risks and get creative with your food! See all that Relish can bring to life by visiting their website: Relishcaterers.com.

The Evolution of the Cocktail Hour

Over the past few years, the cocktail hour has moved from the opening act to center stage.  With more and more couples extending their cocktail hour to be 1.5 hours or to hosting “cocktail hour” style receptions, couples are opting to focus extra attention on creating unique culinary experiences for guests to enjoy while mingling before the reception.  

A mix of passed and stationary hors d’oeuvres, as well as action stations, have all become part of the modern cocktail hour.  The cocktail hour is a great way to offer a wide variety of tastes and flavors, ensuring everyone will find something they enjoy or may try something new for the first time without having to commit to selecting it for a dinner choice.

An added benefit to the extended cocktail hour is the ability to skip the formality of a 3 course seated dinner and get everyone up and dancing that much sooner.  After 1.5 hours of indulging, your guests are full and ready keep the night moving with toasts and festivities.  Many couples are opting for a 2 course plated meal or one course with a late night dessert offering.

 

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Tuna with Olives

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