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).
Chef Mark D. Graham crafts menus at taste that showcase culinary techniques honed over more than two decades in the kitchen, including several years working as the sous chef at the Palo Alto Spago under Wolfgang Puck and Michael French. It was time well-spent?his menu presents inventive New American cuisine that led the Times Union to declare the chef's vision as being "bright, creative and precisely tuned...Graham isn't shy about crafting a menu that tempts you to try favorites of his you may have forgotten about or never sampled to begin with." Carnivores can delight in savory, slow-braised short ribs, Lover's Leap pork belly, or grilled filet mignon and the envious stares of nearby diners. Those who prefer their meals via sea can indulge in the halibut filet accented with salsa verde and summer couscous salad or salmon elegantly laced with asparagus butter.
As its name suggests, Whatever You Need helps homeowners tackle a wide range of carpentry, woodwork, and light-duty domestic tasks both indoors and out. Customers receive a free estimate of each project’s time and cost beforehand, giving them a clearer idea of how many shelves they wish to hang or whether the doghouse really needs a three-car garage. Fresh paint brightens walls and clogged vents breathe easy after a visit from the handy helpers, who may also be enlisted to sweep snow from roofs and sidewalks or clean debris from swimming pools. Whatever You Need! is not licensed for extensive electrical and plumbing services, but can unclog customers’ drains, or help lonely outlets revive their dating lives with a new face.