Out and About…

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We’ve had a busy few weeks with two of our favorite events: The Taste of Talent at Perona Farms on May 1, followed by An Evening of Wine & Roses at Centenary University on May 18.

We love putting together new menus of finger foods for these two special events.

Taste of Talent

The Taste of Talent is a fundraiser supporting Project Self-Sufficiency. Many local restaurants participate, and residents attend to find out about new places to eat in town and learn about the organization.

“Since we’ve been participating in this event for over 20 years, we’ve really seen Project Self-Sufficiency grow in it’s ability to help the community,” says Catering Director Laura. “I remember when their building project was just a plan.”

This year we served our Korean BBQ in a lettuce leaf wrap with various banchan (small sides) for toppings, including carrot and daikon, and radish and cucumbers!

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Chef Rick and Kayla (baker), at Taste of Talent

We served two different types of desserts: mini chocolate cupcakes with vanilla icing and raspberry chambord pipettes, and chocolate mousse cups.

Laura brought fresh lilacs from her garden to decorate the table. Not pictured: two beautiful display wedding cakes!

An Evening of Wine and Roses

Wine and Roses is another fun fundraising event around this time every year. The event takes place at Centenary University and benefits the Newton Medical Center and Hackettstown Medical Center.

Pierrot Catering at an Evening of Wine and Roses
Pork Goulash over Bow Tie Pasta in bamboo boats

“This is one of the largest wine tastings in New Jersey, and it’s really fun to meet up with our fellow restaurateurs,” Laura says. “Most of the time we don’t get to see each other, because we’re all so busy in our own kitchens!”

We had a little more room to spread out on our table for this event, so that meant lots of cakes and desserts to display!

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Check out our cool business cards! 🙂

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Chocolate mousse cups are a favorite at these events because they’re gluten free, and pretty hard to resist!

Since it’s a wine event, we served the mini chocolate cupcakes with pipettes again, but this time with a merlot wine in the pipettes.

Of course, we displayed our latest favorite wedding cakes. Maroon, blush, and gold has been a top color scheme for weddings, and we’re not complaining!

Hope to see you there….

We’re at these events every year, so maybe we’ll see you next year!

Wine and Roses to Support the Newton Medical Center

Each year, Café Pierrot has the opportunity to be part of the Wine and Roses fundraiser for the Newton Medical Center. Many local businesses donate food, wine, and raffle prizes, and we were there with our mini cupcakes and desserts. 27 other local businesses were represented at the event.

Because of the culinary fine dining theme, the Newton Medical Center invites culinary celebrities to support them. This year, Tony Tantillo, The Fresh Grocer of CBS, and Chef Michael Colameco were present. During the VIP hour, Chef Colameco signed copies of his recent book, The Food Lover’s Guide to New York City.

In 2010, Newton Medical Center raised over $100,000 toward the renovation of the maternity department.  The Medical Center stated that this event shows the incredible community support for the local hospital. Supporters of the hospital and participants in the event hope to raise even more funds for the 2012 Capital Campaign.

The best part of the event was supporting a great cause and hearing how much our loyal customers enjoy our cupcakes. This is one of our favorite events and we look forward to participating next year!