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Behind The Scenes: Specialty Event Tasting



By Great Performances

Working with Great Performances is a delicious journey.

We engage in a discovery process with our clients, starting with the basics like event style, size and goals; the essentials like venue, location and budget; and the fun parts including concept and theme, so we can turn ideas into reality.

Talking about favorite foods, researching culinary trends, and incorporating an event theme into the meal, is a delicious process. We brainstorm with our clients, discover their dreams and share our insights while our chefs work to create the perfect menu.

As part of the planning process, we book tastings with our clients as we fine tune the details of their menus and service styles.

We host these specialty event tastings at our home in The Bronx. These turn into fun, engaging, and of course, delicious opportunities to share a meal with our clients. Our chefs share the story of the dishes, sources of inspiration and answer any questions.  Copious notes are taken to make any adjustments and to help ensure that the food at the actual event exceeds expectation. And though guests attend events for practical reasons, enjoying a memorable meal enhances the experience! 

Check out these photos from our most recent specialty tasting event.

Spectacular food, an attentive service staff and a warm client-caterer bond made for an afternoon party months before the actual event.

Specialty Tasting Menu

Hors D’Oeuvres

Spaghetti & Meatball
beef meatball, fra diavolo sauce

Boneless Lamb Chop
mint chimichurri, pretzel

Potato Cornet
portobello mousse, sorrel

Habanero Smoked Tofu Taco
watermelon radish wrap

hudson valley foie gras, pistachio butter, sour cherry preserves

Duck Rillette Fritter
cranberry port jam, rosemary skewer

Beef Carpaccio
saffron aioli

Peekytoe Crab on Togarashi Rice Crisp
jalapeno, miso aioli

Mozzarella Cup
gaeta olive, sundried tomato chutney

Peruvian Potato Cup
comte fondue

Korean Chicken Bite
gochujang fried chicken, kimchi slaw, sriracha aioli

BBQ Shortrib
roasted poblano, stone ground grits

Specialty Carving Stations

Carving Station: Veal

Sage-Stuffed Veal Breast Roulade
braised gigante beans
gemelli al pesto, green beans
grilled zucchini, ricotta salatta, lemon, basil

Carving Station: Duck

Roast Duck Breast Lapérouse
gruyere, mustard
foie gras mousse profiteroles
pommes duchesse

Carving Station: Jamon

Hand-Carved Jamon Mangalista
white anchovy barquettes

Carving Station: Ribeye

32oz Bone-In Ribeye
bordelaise, chimichurri, horseradish cream

Carving Station: Kobe

Seared 45-Day Dry-Aged Kobe Sirloin
japanese uni, shiitake summer roll, madeira gastrique, oyster sauce, chive puree

Specialty Seafood Stations

Toro Station

Fresh Cut Toro
caviar, yuzu pearls, gold leaf

Colossal Shrimp & Arctic Char Station

Colossal Shrimp
lemon-tarragon aioli, horseradish and smoked tomato cocktail sauce

Lightly Cured Arctic Char
olive oil poached peppers, anchovy

Ceviche Station

Red Snapper
leche de tigre, red onion, chili pepper, lime

Specialty Vegetarian Station

Mushroom Station

japanese turnips, erynggi mushrooms, matsutake mushrooms, trumpet mushrooms, black truffle, smoked dashi broth