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Submitted by Brian and Mick on Sun, 12/08/2013 - 17:32
We would like to share some kind words we recently received from one of summer 2013 brides. We catered her wedding in August at the very interesting venue called The Gurnet in Plymouth, MA. The place was pretty amazing, as it is located at the end of a peninsula at the entrance to Plymouth Bay. The location was a really cool place for a wedding celebration. The 150 guests were served lobsters and steaks, along with a full menu including corn bread, salad, New England clam chowder, corn-on-the-cob and more.
Here is what Drew had to say:
B&M Catering is AMAZING!
We used B&M for our wedding reception (both food & bar) and we are glad we did! They went above and beyond from day one. We live in the Midwest but our wedding was back East where we grew up, so most of our planning was done through email and they were always prompt in getting back to us. No question was too small and they made you feel like you were the only function they had!
A unique aspect about our reception site is that at this location everything is run off of solar power or generators. Also, we didn't have running water right on site. Not to add to the challenge but to get out to the site, they had to worry about the tides, dirt roads & a super sharp turn that most cars have trouble with! They handled it all with ease!
We had decided on the New England Lobster Bake and we had almost every guest come up to (including couples that had just been married this year!) and tell us that hands down, "best wedding food ever!" :) We can't speak highly enough of Brian, Mickey, Tim and their team! We hope we have another special event in the future so that we can connect with B&M again!
Thanks, Drew. We hope we get to celebrate many more happy occasions with you and your family and friends.
Submitted by Brian and Mick on Tue, 12/03/2013 - 22:02
Step into the magical world of The Polar Express. As the conductor shouts, "All Aboard!", this family favorite story becomes reality. This is a 2-hour family-friendly event. There is a 90 minute train ride, inspired by the Chris Van Allsburg Christmas classic book.
What to expect:
The Door Man will greet you and then you get to meet Frosty, Rudolph, the Engineer, and the Conductor. Then, Santa Claus will appear, spreading lots of joy and merriment. Every child will receive a coloring book with crayons. Santa will present every child with a very special gift.
There will be be a jolly holiday sing-a-long as the train carries us back to the Polar Express Station where you will be greeted by other favorite characters.
The organizers of this event encourage you to take photos with the Conductor, Frosty and Rudolph before and after the trip. There are so many photo opportunities available during your visit. Your child can visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus after the trip and they will be available for pictures at no charge.
What people are saying about their experience:
" Everyone did such a fine job--right down. to the young helpers--and our wonderful chef!! The hot chocolate was actually hot and the cookies were scrumptious. The commemorative cups are great, and we all are still using them."
Submitted by Brian and Mick on Sun, 11/24/2013 - 21:15
Located in downtown Bristol, Rhode Island, Linden Place is a marvelous venue to host a wedding or hold an event. You will be amazed by its sheer elegance, history, and links to famous socialites, presidents, and it’s feature in the 1974 version of The Great Gatsby. Built in 1810, Linden Place makes for a memorable event.
You and your guests will be impressed by beautiful gardens adorned with blossoming trees, and delicate flowers sprawled upon enviously green lawns. Enjoy an outdoor ceremony in a picture-perfect area decorated with rose gardens and sculptures. The outdoor courtyard is outfitted with a hardwood floor for dancing or dining, lighting, and space for DJ or band setup.
Host your reception or event in the glamorous ballroom in union with the courtyard and fit up to 200 guests. The ballroom is an exceptional space complete with a fireplace, hardwood floors, and exposed beam ceilings. Beautiful carriage house doors are perfect mementos of the 1810 era and add vintage appeal.
image from the Linden Place Facebook page
Linden Place only books one event per day for your convenience and offers an array of vendors for photography, lodging, entertainment, florists, and caterers. The preferred vendors have preformed at the Linden Place before and are chosen to ensure you will have a grand event.
image from WeddingChannel.com
Events hosted here have use of the 1810 mansion, carriage house ballroom, the rose garden and the tented courtyard. The grounds may be used for photos and a bride’s dressing room is available. There is a lot of opportunities to make your event special at the Linden Place!
Submitted by Brian and Mick on Sun, 11/24/2013 - 20:10
Congratulations to Sandra B. of Brockton, MA.
She is this month's winner of the Facebook Fan-of-the-Month Beach Blanket.
From Worcester to Cape Cod, our Fresh Lobster beach blankets are showing up at all the best events: family reunions, neighborhood block parties and even at New England Patriot games! These unique blankets are unusually large. They are nice and bright, too. They are just the right accessory to bring to any outdoor party.
Every month we choose a new Facebook Fan to enjoy a "The Fresh Lobster" Beach Blanket.
Submitted by Brian and Mick on Tue, 11/12/2013 - 08:56
You're just having a small party - just an office party, or a few friends over to exchange holiday gifts, or maybe a pot luck neighborhood celebration. You don’t want to make a big deal out of it. So, what things would make you think that hiring a bartender would be a good thing ?
We have five great reasons to hire just the right bartending service for your holiday party:
1: Save Money / Reduce Waste
With the experience of many events behind them and based upon the information you have provided to the bartending service coordinator about your event, your guests and your individual preferences, a good bartending service will help you decide on what the best choices are for you to purchase. Often, the bartending services will end up saving you money on soft drinks, beer, wine and hard alcohol.
2: Get It All Done - With a Smile
A good bartender will help you set up and clean up. The bartender sets everything up in plenty of time before the arrival of guests and is ready for service. This frees you and your family up to greet your friends and family with full attention. A good bartender is also on top of keeping their area tidy during the party so that there are not empty glasses and bottles strewn about. At the end of the event, the bartender helps to clean up.
3: Keep the Good Times Going
Everyone seems to gather around the bar. A good bartender works with speed and knowledge, and, of course with a pleasant personality in order to manage the line quidkly and efficiently. The bartender will make sure that every guest feels they have received good service.
4: Offer Variety
Your bartender will know exactly how to properly make a wide variety of adult mixed beverages. Your guests will be pleased to receive their favorite cocktail just the way they like it!
5: Serve Responsibly
You can trust your bartender to serve responsibly. Experienced bartending staffs can spot someone who has imbibed a bit too much and use that experience and training to discreetly cut someone off, saving the host from having to deal with embarrassment or conflict during the event. Bartenders can also take care of any issues of serving to minors. They are usually quite good at spotting the young person who is trying to ‘put one over’ on them in order to obtain alcohol.
As you are planning this year's holiday celebration remember to consider hiring a professional bartending service in your plans. This will help to make your event memorable for both you and your guests.
Submitted by Brian and Mick on Mon, 11/04/2013 - 21:16
What is Thanksgivukkah?
This is the name given to the phenomenon of the convergence of the American holiday of Thanksgiving with the first day of the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah on Thursday, November 28,2013.
The last time it happened since Thanksgiving was declared a U.S. federal holiday by President Abraham Lincoln was 125 years ago, in 1888. The next time it happens will be over 70,000 years from now..
A recent article in The Washington Post stated, “For many Jewish Americans, this is no trivial convergence, but a once-in-an-eternity opportunity to simultaneously celebrate two favorite holidays, one quintessentially American, the other quintessentially Jewish.”
Mayor Thomas Menino of Boston said he would proclaim November 28, 2013, “Thanksgivukkah,” saying through a spokeswoman: "This is a big deal, a once-in-a-lifetime event.”
Over here at B&M Catering, we wanted to recognize the event by sharing some of our favorite holiday recipes, along with favorite recipes of some of our friends and colleagues.
Castle Island is a great place to walk, bike ride, run or roller blade. It is a 22 acre recreational site and has been connected to the mainland since the 1930s, when streetcars brought bathers to Pleasure Bay. There are great views of Logan Airport. (The planes fly so close overhead, you can practically see the passengers in the windows!) There are a number of parks, playgrounds and beaches along the way.
First stop, Sullivan's, an old-fashioned takeout restaurant that is located on beautiful Boston Harbor. Hidden Boston tells us: "Sullivan's has been a fixture of Castle Island in South Boston for ages. In fact, Sullivan's is to Southie what the landmark Kelly's Roast Beef is to Revere Beach. But oddly enough, while nearly everyone in Boston has been to Kelly's (or at least knows about it), Sullivan's is still relatively unknown to people who live west and north of the city."
Next, a visit to Fort Independence. This is the oldest continuously fortified site in North America having had a military presence from 1634 through World War II. The existing granite fort was constructed between 1833 and 1851. Fort Independence was added to the National Register of Historical Places in 1970. Well, for us, it was a great place to play catch with the our dog.
Across from the fort is a large pier, crowded by fishermen attempting to catch the many fish species that are chased into the harbor. The large granite obelisk near the pier is a memorial to Donald McKay, a famous Bostonian who was known as a builder of clipperships, large sailing vessels, of the mid 1800's.
We continued along to the HarborWalk at Castle Island. It was a chilly, but sunny walk with beautiful ocean views. Cormorants and seagulls floated along the shore.
This was a really great way to spend a morning with a friend. Fresh air, history, excercise and good conversation. We highly recommend a visit to Castle Island in South Boston.
Submitted by Brian and Mick on Tue, 10/29/2013 - 21:53
Congratulations to Diane from Worcester, MA.
She is the winner of this month's Clambake to Travel give-away.
Diane and her friends will enjoy a clambake in a reusable pot which will include lobster, steamers, mussels, chourico, corn on the cob, red bliss potatoes & onions. All she has to do is add water and put it on the stove top. In about 20 minutes, Diane and her guests will be ready to dive in to their Traditional Old Fashioned Clambake.
You could become next month's winner. Simply visit the "Win a Clambake" page to register. Please, feel free to enter every month. The more the merrier.