Brooks Brothers Opening

Last night, June 11th, Couture Cuisine provided the catering for the opening of Brooks Brothers new flagship location in Yorkville, at 110 Bloor St West. Working with the lovely and talented ladies from Melissa Andre Events, and set to the musical stylings of Solepower Productions, guests were treated to Americana-themed hors d’oeuvres, canapes, and sweet delights from Chef Arpi Magyar. Our wonderful waiters and bartenders from Staff Your Event were all decked out in crisp white Brooks Brothers shirts and signature ties. The event was a huge success!
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cigars

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enoki beef

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Mother’s Day Recipe

Elevate your Mother’s Day brunch by reinterpreting a old favourite,
Quail Eggs Florentine:

 

1. Slice, butter, and toast (or pan fry) mini rounds of brioche

2. Sauté spinach with onions and garlic

spinach in progress

3. Pan fry teeny-tiny quail eggs

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4. Assemble

5. Sprinkle with fleur de sel and freshly ground pepper or drape with Hollandaise

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6. Enjoy!

Happy Mother’s Day from Couture Cuisine.


Arpi Magyar, OHI Gold Award recipient

On April 24th, our very own Arpi Magyar, was honoured by becoming a Gold Award recipient of the Ontario Hostelry Institute (OHI). This award is in recognition of an individual’s professional achievements and dedication to the culinary, food and hospitality industry.

Congratulations, Chef! We are so proud!

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today’s eye candy

Dessert Trio

Chef Arpi Magyar’s dessert trio:

lemon zest & tahitian vanilla panna cotta

molten chocolate cake with white truffle centre

frozen poire williams sorbet & mini poached pear

 

 Salad

Chef Arpi Magyar’s salad:

herb & heirloom tomato salad

imported buffalo mozzarella

chive oil, balsamic reduction


baked pear

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There’s nothing like a freshly baked dessert to warm up chilly holiday season!

 

Featuring one of Chef Arpi Magyar’s Trio Desserts:

filo baked pear with creme anglaise

passion fruit mousse

black current sorbet


jerk shrimp and scallop

jerk shrimp and scallop

Chef Arpi Magyar’s mouth-watering grilled tiger shrimp and scallop over avocado and mango salad


dramatic wedding

The wedding of one of our own event designers, Keith Gawronski, and his husband Darcy, was featured in the beautiful Weddingbells Special Edition annual magazine this year. The gorgeous reception, inspired by Keith and Darcy’s love of the ballet and opera, was catered by Couture Cuisine and Chef Arpi Magyar at the National Ballet School in August 2012. The lavish multi-course dinner was served in several “acts” punctuated by live ballet and opera performances. A truly memorable event!

 

This past week the wedding was also featured on Weddingbells “Real Weddings” online newsletter with even more beautiful photos, be sure to check it out: http://www.weddingbells.ca/real-weddings/an-elegant-theatrical-wedding-in-toronto/

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a delish dish

A savoury cocktail reception we catered at the Royal Conservatory of Music earlier this month offered many yummy items by Chef Arpi Magyar – one of which was a mini meal; sweet soya glazed salmon, rice, pickled cucumber & ginger.

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antipasto

Antipasto course with prosciutto, peppered cantaloupe, olives and homemade breadstick, by Chef Arpi Magyar.

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tarte aux fruits

Puff pastry crust, pastry cream, fresh berries by Chef Arpi Magyar

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