Monthly Archives: October 2010

Chicken Pot Pie: the ultimate comfort food

They’re baaacckkk! There’s no meal more perfect for a night you just don’t want to cook than one of Bistro-to-Go’s homemade chicken pot pies! We use Murray’s free range chicken, leeks, onion, carrots, turnips, parsnips and fresh thyme in a luscious creamy sauce (rich with homemade chicken broth) – and they fly out the door!

So they just came out of the oven – stop in and pick one up on your way home, then pop it in the toaster oven for a quick reheat, put on your jammies and enjoy!

Le Grande Aioli Provencal Feast

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More shots from our summer catering season! In June we provided one of our favorite summer meals for Grace’s Bat Mitzvah in Saugerties, New York.  Much merriment, dancing, dining, love and admiration from family and friends helped usher Grace into this new phase of her life.

Vegetable Garden Crudite with Roquefort – dill dip
Mediterranean Mezze Table featuring
a spread of house marinated olives, hummus, baba ganoush,
herbed sheep’s milk feta, stuffed grape leaves, flat breads and pitas
Fresh Seasonal Fruit Platter

Luncheon Menu
Rocket Arugula & Radicchio Salad
with pecorino, lemon and olive oil dressing

Le Grande Aioli
A stunning display of poached and steamed seasonal vegetables,
grilled shrimp, filet mignon, Chatham cod (if available) or salmon, bowls of aioli, sea salt, cracked pepper
Baguettes and olive oil on each table

Dessert Buffet
Fresh Fruit Platter
Lemon Squares, Mini Fruit Tarts, Brownies
Assorted Homemade Cookies
Catskill Mountain organic coffee and tea service

Fresh Strawberry Lemonade
Rose Hips Ice Tea
White Sangria

Smashing Summer Wedding

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Wedding catering can be one of the most rewarding experiences for folks in the hospitality business: few life experiences bring more people together to celebrate love and joy! The pressures can also be intense! As seasoned as a kitchen and front house staff may be, and completely confident in the ability to deliver fabulous food and service under the most rustic and challenging circumstances – there’s one thing that none of us can control – and that’s THE WEATHER!!

This summer was truly magnificent here in the Hudson Valley (as opposed to last year’s rainy rainy summer). Almost every Saturday provided glorious sun and weather that would bring tears of joy to the eyes of those who have been planning their wedding for many moons. So happily, most of my pictures of our food are bathed in sunlight.

Today’s offerings are from a July wedding which featured a large antipasti station with passed appetizers and shots of our team plating one of our favorite salads: the Medi Salad – our version of Greek salad that’s topped with our crispy feta cheese.

July Wedding at The Sloan’s Country Home

Antipasti Table
White beans, Roasted red peppers, Assorted Mediterranean olives,
Cherry tomatoes and boccacini, Seafood salad, Artichoke hearts, Stuffed grape leaves, Garden radishes, Celery hearts, Fennel,  Sopressata, Salami, Semolina breads, Flatbreads and Foccacias

Passed Appetizers
Black Olive Tapenade and Goat Cheese Bruschettas
Crispy Mushroom Parmesan Risotto Cakes
Eggplant Caponata in Phyllo Cups
Moroccan Spiced Lamb Skewers with Minted Yogurt
Skewered Chicken Satay with spicy coconut peanut sauce

Served Mediterranean Salad, Champagne toast

Wedding Buffet
Grilled Beef Tenderloin, au Poivre Sauce
Soy-Ginger Grilled Tuna Steaks on Asian Slaw
Roasted Potatoes
Mediterranean Vegetable Ravioli with Sicilian Almond Pesto
Chef’s Seasonal Vegetable Medley
Bread and Butter

Vanilla Wedding Cake with chocolate ganache filling
White buttercream frosting
Catskill Mountain organic coffee service