Eating with a large group sets the stage for interesting activities, including synchronized swallowing and games of duck, duck, couscous. Have a more enjoyable eat with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get a seat at a three-hour themed dinner party and wine tasting from Fleurimond Catering, hosted at Colors (a $60 value).
Each of Fleurimond Catering’s lighthearted afterwork dinner parties stirs attendees into a savory mélange of culinary excellence and friendly fraternization as they explore a special theme or cuisine. Owner and chef Nadege Fleurimond, a former finalist on the Food Network's Chopped, will prepare a tantalizing themed menu for hungry revelers, including a Beach Blanket Bingo dinner on June 21 and a Fancy Fair Comfort Food dinner on July 19, each of which invites revelers to come dressed for the event. The upcoming Belated Cinco De Mayo dinner on May 10 shows blatant disregard for dates, serving plantain chips with mango and peach salsa, shrimp-and-avocado salad, chicken asado, coconut rice pudding, and more.
Before the buffet-style meal and cash bar, a one-hour wine tasting with appetizers kicks off the evening, fueling popular whisk-centric drinking games and segueing into the two hours of meal masticating and toe-toning dancing to a soundtrack of fun and upbeat music. Colors houses 50–100 guests, giving participants plenty of elbows to rub and a palatable way to pass a Tuesday evening before Wednesday's return to the tender arms of workplace ficus plants.
Currently planned parties:
May 10: Delayed Cinco De Mayo Dinner Party
June 21: Beach Blanket Bingo Dinner Party
July 19: Fancy Fair Comfort Food Dinner Party
August 16: Culinary Excursion Dinner Party (Asia, Latin America, and Africa)
More parties may be added depending on demand.
Though chef Nadege Fleurimond was once forced to stretch her culinary creativity as a contestant on Food Network's Chopped, she experiments in the kitchen every day. Her menus blend a unique array of American, French, Italian, Latin, and Caribbean recipes into dishes for all on- and off-camera occasions. Her culinary teams follow her instructions to build international entrees and desserts, passed appetizers, and cocktails during festive buffets and lavish sit-down dinners.
When Chef Nadege and her staff aren’t traveling to events all over the East Coast, they host local group cooking lessons. These informal classes have taught guests to decorate cakes, simmer Thai curries, and cook traditional Caribbean dishes. They also host regular events, such as themed dinner parties and knitting circles using handmade pasta.
417 Lafayette St.
New York, New York 10003