Congratulations to This Month's Beach Blanket Winner

  • Posted on: 21 August 2019
  • By: Brian and Mick

Congratulations to Michelle L. from Boston, MA

She is this month's lucky winner of the Facebook Fan-of-the-Month Beach Blanket!

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As we head into the unofficial end of summer - we, here in New England, know that there are still many beach, picnic, and other outdoor days to be had this fall.

We are sure that Michelle will have plenty of opportunities to use her oversized "The Fresh Lobster" terry beach blanket wherever she heads in the months ahead!

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We sure do appreciate our Facebook fans!

We randomly select a new Facebook fan each month to win our blanket.  

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3 Menu Cuisines We're Loving for Staff Parties, Birthdays & Other Special Events

  • Posted on: 20 August 2019
  • By: Brian and Mick

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You can’t plan a party without thinking about what’s on the menu. After all, the food is one of the most important parts of the event! We love helping our customers take the stress out of menu planning by offering a variety of delicious options – from full-service catering to add on items

 

One way to keep it simple is by choosing a theme for your event, starting with the type of cuisine you want to serve. Here are 3 popular crowd-pleasers we’re loving lately! 

 

1. Go Greek

 

Give your guests a taste of Mediterranean cuisine by choosing a Greek party theme. We offer a mix of healthy and hearty options, starting with zesty appetizers like Hummus & Tabouli, Spanakopita Phylo cups or our all-encompassing Middle East Platter (with Greek favorites like stuffed grape leaves and pita bread). 

 

Round out the meal with Rice Pilaf, Greek Salad, Mediterranean Green Beans, Greek Pasta Salad, and freshly Grilled Chicken or Lamb. 

 

2. That's Amore

 

Food is love (amore), and it’s no secret we’re in love with Italian cuisine! Start off with light appetizers like our Antipasto and Tomato & Mozzarella Skewers with pesto. 

 

If your guests are really hungry, opt for the Little Italy menu, which includes Ziti with Marinara, Italian Meatballs, Sweet Italian Sausage, Chicken or Eggplant Parmesan, Salad and Bread & Butter. Be sure to bring your appetite! 

 

3. Throw a Mexican Fiesta

 

Fiesta, fiesta! Mexican food is a crowd favorite, and for good reason. Delight your guests with a variety of Mini Tacos – from fish to pulled pork – and Nacho Chips with fresh salsa and guacamole. 

 

Or keep it simple by choosing our South of the Border menu that has it all – including Chili, a Chicken & Beef Taco Bar, Mexicali Vegetable Medley, Spanish Rice and more! 


 

Ready to start planning your themed party? Request a quote here! 

 

 

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How to Eat a Clambake

  • Posted on: 10 August 2019
  • By: Brian and Mick

HOW TO EAT YOUR CLAMBAKE

O.K.... So you think you know how to eat a lobster. You put on that silly bib, crack open the claws and tail, and pull out as much of the tender white meat as you can reach. If you're like our Aunt Mary, you'll suck on every leg, crush every knuckle (the upper portion of the lobsters claw closest to the body), and consume anything that won't break your teeth.

The corn, potatoes, onions, and chourico (Portuguese sausage) are a no brainer, and as long as you don't eat the shell, there is no trick to eating a mussel. The biggest concern of most clambake neophytes is "What are these things, and how do you eat them?"

These things which are also known as clams, steamers, steemiz, steamed clams, and soft shell clams are the heart and soul of a real New England Clambake, and are traditionally eaten as a first course. They are found in cold water tidal flats of the North Atlantic and must be dug by hand during low tide.

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The inside of a steamer consists of a connected body and neck. Simply reach inside the shell with your fingers (don't even think of using a fork) and scoop out the entire clam. Holding the clam in one hand, just slide the black covering up and off the neck. Hold the clam by the tip of the neck, dip it into some hot broth (liquid which comes from the bottom of the steamer pot), and then into some melted butter. Put your head way back, open your mouth, drop it in, and taste a little bit of heaven. Repeat often, stopping only to pour more butter, wipe your face, or partake of your favorite liquid refreshment. When your steamers are finished, it is time to move onto the rest of your feast.

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Enjoy,

A Farm to Table Dinner with the Dartmouth YMCA

  • Posted on: 31 July 2019
  • By: Brian and Mick

Summer evenings are best spent outside with good food and friends! And on Saturday, July 20th, we had the honor of gathering with nearly 200 local folks for a Farm to Table Dinner held at Sharing the Harvest Community Farm

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Hosted by the Dartmouth YMCA, all proceeds from this annual event went back to the local community – benefiting the Dartmouth YMCA and Sharing the Harvest Community Farm. 

Guests enjoyed a fun-filled evening on the farm complete with locally-sourced food, live music, and refreshing beverages. We were lucky enough to cater the event. The menu included a variety of stationary & passed apps along with a buffet-style dinner. 

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To stick with the “farm to table” vibe, we were able to source much of the produce from local farms.

Here’s a sneak peek at the delicious menu from the evening:

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