Lodged in a centuries-old Albany edifice abutting the Poestenkill Canal, The Irish Mist serves up hearty Celtic-inspired dishes in a restaurant stocked with bar and banquet facilities. House specialties such as duck, lamb, crab cakes, and sea scallops incorporate creamy sauces to showcase the kitchen’s range, and hefty of pub fare such as burgers, fish 'n' chips, thick irish stews, and meaty pies vanquish hunger with more finality than a meatball cannon. The Sunday sunrise brings with it the alluring aromas of made-to-order eggs and candied ham that waft from an all-you-can eat breakfast buffet.
For more than 18 years, Classé Catering's chefs have prepared impressive spreads of hors d'oeuvres and multi-course meals for all sorts of events. Norwegian smoked salmon with rye chips or platters of prosciutto and cheese are just a few of their specialty finger foods, while entrees like herb-encrusted pork loin or shrimp and crab-stuffed sole conquer more substantial appetites. In addition to catering, the company's event specialists can help event hosts to decorate or even find a venue.
After a change of ownership in January 2011, David’s Fine Foods expanded its repertoire of delicacies to include a heartier new menu of sandwiches and breakfasts served until 1:00 p.m. Start the day with a fluffy three-egg omelette ($4), or indulge in brunch-time decadence with a tri-layered stack of strawberry, blueberry, or chocolate-chip pancakes ($4). Diners can crunch into a crusty, freshly baked french roll stuffed with maple-roasted turkey breast and crisp lettuce ($4.95), or quietly sink teeth into lean Angus pastrami cloaked in a soft wrap that cushions cacophonous munching and provides an ideal meal to prevent librarian shushing or to pack for covert Bigfoot stake-outs ($5.95).
Infused with healthful ingredients and the warm rays of the Grecian sun, each savory Mediterranean dish on BFS Restaurant’s menu calls forth a fleet of flavors, while the deli selection offers delectable variations on sandwich-based classics. An eclectic array of mouth-whetting appetizers includes grape-leaf dolmas stuffed with rice and spices ($8) and an astrological assortment of ground-lamb kibbeh balls in orbit around a celestial cup of cucumber-mint yogurt sauce ($9). The Bacchanalian banquet of tender lamb and broiled beef graces the shawarma platter entree ($18), while the shish kebabs skewer stacks of succulent chicken or beef with vegetables on the swords of pint-sized warriors ($20).
The familiar names of dishes on Lily Jack's Sandwich Shack's menu might trigger some smiles: Here Comes the Sun, Love Me Do, Twist and Shout. But the convenience delivered by the mobile operation might make for a wider grin than some Fab Four?inspired sandwiches. The caterers alleviate some of the stress involved in planning events like baby showers, office functions, and birthdays by providing a rich spread of soups, salads, and sandwiches, all of which are served with local, fresh-baked bread. The large menu allows for a truly customizable buffet-style experience. For example, the tuscan chicken-sausage soup with white bean and kale can be paired with caesar salad and a tray of Come Together sandwiches?grilled chicken breast, mozzarella, tomatoes, prosciutto, and pesto aioli. With healthful-minded preparations and vegetarian options, Lily Jack's Sandwich Shack offers something for everyone, just like the Beatles themselves (unless you're a big fan of crewcuts, that is).
The crew of Pig Thyme Catering brings the accoutrements of a Hawaiian-style luau to clients' backyards. A whole pig on a spit slowly turns over an open fire, and the fragrance of spices fills the air, turning evil tikis into friendly family pets. Hawaiian-style side dishes made with pineapple and special spice blends round out meals. Staff members can arrange for add-ons such as games, face painting, and beverage service.