Chef Chanelle Watson has a talent that most superheroes would envy: she can turn liquids into (delicious) solids. At Chanelle's Heavenly Treasures, some of her most popular desserts are liquor-infused cakes and cupcakes, all of which are inspired by cocktails. The Patron cupcake, for example, features a tequila-infused cake and tequila frosting, and is garnished with a slice of lime. Other intoxicating concoctions include a Hennessey and Coke variant?decorated with Hennessey-infused chocolate buttercream and drizzled with a Coca Cola reduction?and mimosa, made with a Grand Marnier and champagne-infused orange cake, and topped with Grand Marnier buttercream and crystalized sugar.
These cocktail cupcakes might seem ultra-modern, but Chanelle's baking style skews traditional. She makes all of her gourmet desserts from scratch?that means no added preservatives, stabilizers, or dust from a sugar plum fairy's wings. The only extra ingredient added is a personalized touch, whether it's a sorority logo on a cake pop or your favorite type of cookie in an edible bouquet. And for custom orders, Chanelle always schedules a dessert planning session with her clients, and follows up with them after they've received?and devoured?their confections.
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Cuisine Type: Alcohol-infused donuts and desserts
Reservations: Not offered
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Parking: No parking
Most popular offering: Alcohol-infused donuts
Alcohol: Full bar
Delivery / Take-out Available: Yes
Outdoor Seating: No
The family that owns Valley Cottage Deli & Catering whips up just the right food for any occasion—whether that occasion is a laid-back brunch with friends or graduations or communions. Diners can stop into the eatery for pancakes, omelets, and waffles in the morning, or gourmet Boar's Head deli sandwiches and home-made salads at lunch. Chefs cater all types of events with hors d'oeuvres, Italian entrees, and desserts that they prepare onsite. And food isn't the only thing they bring to events; they'll also rent out chairs, tables, dinnerware, and party gear such as popcorn machines and 6-foot charcoal grills.
When Karen Harrison of New Jersey Monthly visited Bourbon BBQ, she left with a new admiration for the house ?meltingly tender chopped beef brisket? and ?two-fisted St. Louis ribs,? promising readers that they?ll ?be glad our evolutionary ancestors came down from trees, tamed fire, and started roasting fleshy beasts.?
Harrison?s admiration is well placed. The kitchen clearly knows barbecue. The staff smokes beef brisket in an all-hickory smoker for ten hours before tossing it into the slow-cooker for another six. They use fresh chickens delivered from a nearby farm for his bourbon chipotle wings, buffalo chicken wraps, and southern fried chicken. According to the Memphis tradition, the kitchen also rubs pork spare-ribs with spices before carefully smoking and steaming them until they?re fork-tender. Bourbon BBQ offers a host of options for enjoying the decadent food, from stopping in for lunch or dinner to ordering meats and sides by the pound for catered events.
With their exotic look and beverages, tiki bars evoke faraway tropical paradises. Constructed from authentic bamboo and thatch, the rental tiki bars from Tiki Photo 2 Go bring that sense of bliss to events throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut. Members of Tiki Photo 2 Go’s bartending team—many of whom draw on more than 10 years of experience—craft tropical drinks as guests lounge around the bar donning hats and leis upon request.
More props such as boas, masks, and oversized sunglasses await visitors at one of Tiki Photo 2 Go’s photo booths. The company’s 5'x5' and 10'x10' booths accommodate up to 8 and 20 guests, respectively, who strike poses for a series of four shots displayed on a monitor inside the booth. A high-speed printer dispenses unlimited pairs of sepia, black-and-white, or color prints within seconds—one for guests to include in their scrapbook and one to stuff in a stranger's. The strips can be customized with a personalized logo, message, or colors that match the colors and theme of your event.
While most restaurants have one dining room, the Zagat-rated Long Ridge Tavern has four distinct dining rooms, each with their own ambiance. The main 80-seat dining room referred to as The Tavern, features a grand fieldstone fireplace and a 50-foot antique bar where patrons can order drinks to complement their steaks, seafood, or gourmet sandwiches. The 75-seat Palmer room—named after restaurant’s original owner, Charles Palmer—showcases the building’s original post-and-beam construction and large fieldstone walls. In lieu of large seating capacities, the Hunt and Nutmeg rooms offer patrons intimate dining experiences and views of Long Ridge Tavern’s garden. Additionally, on Friday and Saturday evenings from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., these historic dining rooms come to life as musicians fill their air with tunes.