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Historic Venue - Beautiful Details

  • Posted on: 19 February 2013
  • By: Brian and Mick

The event will be held at the Governor Henry Lippitt House. 

gov lippit houseThe New York Times states that "The Governor Henry Lippitt House Museum is the only intact authentic example of original 19th-century high style Victorian decoration in Providence." David Wrenn, Lippitt House Administrator, told us that the home was originally built with the intention that it would be used for quite a good deal of entertaining.  As such, it has retained that legacy in that many events continue to be held here.  It is the perfect space for coming together for special times.

lippit gridBuilt at 199 Hope Street in Providence for textile merchant Henry Lippitt, his wife, and their six children, the house was completed in 1865 and occupied by several generations of the Lippitt family for 114 years. Lavishly decorated with colorful stained glass windows, ornate carved woodwork, and marble statues, the Lippit House is widely known for its many faux finishes. The spaces include a collection of fine art and antiques, elaborate fireplaces, inlaid floors, and Victorian high-style ambiance.

The Lippitt House’s beautiful spaces create an exceptionally nice venue for a variety of social events such as bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, and receptions.  They also offer their facility for retirement parties, anniversary celebrations, and other community events.

From spring through autumn, events may be held in the garden space which includes a beautiful fountain.  Tents are often erected for the comfort of guests.

fountain

As always, B&M Catering Company is ready willing and able to help you create an event that is just perfect for you and your guests.  Our friendly, helpful staff and outstanding food are always well-received.

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(photos used with permission from Preserve RI)

More Lobster Romance

  • Posted on: 18 February 2013
  • By: Brian and Mick

Last week, we posted a blog about the "romance factor" of a lobster dinner.  

lobster valentine's day

The article was called "Spice Up Your Valentine's Day" and it mentioned a study in which it was determined that men and women believe that a lobster dinner is the most romantic meal of all time.  

Sure enough, some of our readers took the not-too-subtle hint and ordered lobster dinners delivered to their home to play a key role in their romantic evening plans.

We just love when our customers send us feedback on the meals we provide, especially when they involve romance, so we were particularly pleased with this letter we just received:

lobster dinner

Greetings! 

Thank you so much for sending along the fabulous lobster dinner.  We ate the whole thing up except for 2 potatoes!

What a terrific meal, it really reminded us of Boston! 

Just before we sat down to eat, my husband, George started talking all romantic...

"Come on pretty baby. It's time to eat. You look terrific and smell great"

I looked up to realize he was talking to the lobster...not me! 

A million thanks for a lovely dinner, anyway. 

Alice 

Huntsville, AL

Well, Alice, we can only do so much after all.

Learn more about our shipped clambakes and more.

We'd love to hear your favorite lobster meal stories, too.  

Send them along to tfl@clambakeco.com

Pizza Soup

  • Posted on: 7 February 2013
  • By: Brian and Mick

Recently, on a cold, New England afternoon, we were sitting in our conference room reviewing our menus and events when Tim mentioned he would just love a big bowl of steaming soup.  Mick, Brian and Bob all agreed that soup would be just the right food for just that moment.  Of course, we could have headed out to our commissary for our traditional clam chowdah. (How do YOU say it?), or Tim's special vegetable stew.  But then we thought we might like to find out what our fans are cooking up for soup these days. So, we put out a request on our Facebook page and on Twitter asking folks to share their favorite soup recipes.

We are very grateful to everyone who sent along their family recipes.   Here is one we would like to share with you today.

"Oh, do I have a soup for you!

Please keep in mind that I come from a large family and exact measurements are pretty much up to the individual's tastes.

We call this recipe.... PIZZA SOUP" 

pizza soup

Ingredients:
  • 5 lbs.* Beef stewing meat
  • 3 TBS Butter
  • 2 lbs.* Onions (yellow not sweet)
  • 3 lg cans of Whole Tomatoes (nothing with seasonings and if you prefer to use diced or crushed that is fine, too)
  • 1-2 cups of Water (optional - you may NOT require)
  • 1 pint of Heavy All-Purpose cream OR Half-and-Half (plain, no flavor)
  • 4-5 cups of Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

Method:

* Braise beef in butter in large stock pot

* Add onions and sauté until tender

* Add the tomatoes

* Allow this mixture to simmer for 2-3 hours (the longer the better as the stew meat will get tender)

* Stir occasionally - add 1-2 cups of water IF THICK

* Slowly add cream (to desired coloring - not too light as it will affect the taste of the soup)

* Allow the soup to warm up again - 3-7 minutes

Add the mozzarella cheese to each bowl before serving.  

Note:  Cheese can be added directly to the pot, but tends to clump up. This way you assure each person has the "cheese".

Time to serve....

Darlene

Darlene's favorite saying: "LOOK FOR THE GOOD IN EVERYONE... YOU WILL FIND IT!"

We agree !   Thanks for sharing Darlene!

 

Spice Up Your Valentine's Day

  • Posted on: 3 February 2013
  • By: Brian and Mick

According to a recent survey by Harris Interactive, men and women believe that a lobster dinner is the most romantic meal of all time!

valentines day lobster

The survey showed that most adults believe a lobster dinner is the number one most romantic meal. Nearly four out of 10 men (36 percent) and women (37 percent) think that it would be most romantic to get engaged over a lobster dinner, compared to about a quarter of men (25 percent) and women (22 percent) who think steak would set the most romantic tone. 

Men and women may disagree on many topics, but on this, they agree. They also believe that Valentine’s Day is the most romantic occasion for a marriage proposal. Over half of those surveyed answered that this is absolutely the most romantic occasion to propose marriage. And, get this, more men than women thought this was true.  Men (58%) are more likely than women (49%) to think that Valentine’s Day is the most romantic day to ask “Will you marry me?”

So, we wouldn’t tell you what to do – but, it would seem the numbers speak for themselves.

You may want to consider ordering a romantic lobster dinner from our Shipped Clambakes, and let nature take its course.

January Clambake to Travel Winner

  • Posted on: 2 February 2013
  • By: Brian and Mick

 

Congratulations to Lauren from Rhode Island !

 

She is the winner of this month's Clambake to Travel give-away.

Win a Clambake

Lauren's  meal will include Lobster / Steamers / Mussels / Chourico / Corn on the Cob / Red Bliss Potatoes & Onions packed in rock weed in a reusable pot.  She can simply add water or beer and put it on the stove top (camp stove, camp fire, etc.). In about 20 minutes Lauren will have a ready-to-eat 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.                                                     Good Luck!

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