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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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Molten chocolate cake

Molten chocolate cake with white truffle centre by Chef Arpi Magyar

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heartwarming party

On Friday night, we catered a lovely housewarming party. We love getting involved in such important life events for our clients, and it’s especially heartwarming when they rave about our work!

The guests were welcomed with crystal flutes of Veuve Cliquot – fitting, as the colour scheme mirrored the orange-yellow trademark Cliquot label. As the guests mingled, hearty hors d’oeuvres such as individual lobster pot pies, potato gnocchi with gorgonzola crème, and wild mushrooms on puff pastry were served. A playful mini taco station had guests gleefully filling homemade shells with cilantro and garlic spiced chicken, limey guacamole, and wasabi sour cream. As if that wasn’t enough fun, the client also selected a gourmet ice cream station complete with Tahitian vanilla ice cream, berries, toasted almonds, crushed Oreos, and a wild blueberry-rum sauce.

Just this morning, we received the kindest note from the host – we’re blushing!

Jacqueline,

What can I say!!!

Thank you so much for an amazing party and all the wonderful food. My guests were thoroughly impressed with everything they saw and ate. The staff was unbelievable and the attention to detail unparalleled. I couldn’t have hired a better caterer. I can’t wait to find another occasion to use you guys again. Knowing me, that won’t be long.

Words cannot describe how happy both we are….
Thank you again SO, SO much!


home sweet home

We are thrilled to announce that our home venue, Graydon Hall Manor, has been honoured with the prestigious 2011 WedLuxe Award for best event venue. (Last year we were so happy to accept the award for best caterer)










While we love to work offsite at gorgeous spaces like the Royal Conservatory of Music, Andrew Richard Design, and the Carlu, Graydon Hall is our home base, where we create intimate, romantic weddings each weekend, and inspiring corporate events during the week.















In 2000 this grand Georgian manor was thoughtfully re-designed as a boutique reception facility with the discriminating client in mind. Conceived amidst the glitter and glamour of the 1920′s for a financier and his family, Graydon Hall Manor brings to life the spirit of the era. In its heyday, Graydon Hall was host to the city’s most exclusive parties – Mary Pickford and Katharine Hepburn being two of its more famous guests.











Some of the manor’s distinguishing features include the 160-foot stone terrace which overlooks formal English gardens and fountains, the grand dining room with huge sunny windows, fireplaces in nearly every room, and of course our state-of-the art catering kitchen, designed for our inimitable Chef Arpi Magyar.











We are tremendously grateful to WedLuxe for recognizing us!