On your mark, get set- GRILL!

Get rid of the woolen winter layers because Summer is here! And there isn’t a better way to ring in summer than with a great Memorial Day BBQ! Don’t you love the sizzle and smells of delicious foods grilling? And as Marc always says, don’t forget to “Season with Authority!” Check out some of the fun we have had in years past!

Pork chop perfection!

Is there really anything better then the sweet smell of sausages grilling?

Don’t forget the vegetables! A meal isn’t complete without some healthy greens and grilling them brings out the greatest summer flavors!

A pig in a roasting box is always means a celebration! And of course some great zesty pork!!

Another great accompaniment for your BBQ feast is a side of spicy baked beans with some pickles on top!

Let the summer BBQs begin! If you would like us to come with all the great summer fixin’ call us on 212.625.8270 or email us events@benchmarc-events.com. We hope to be grilling with you soon!

Coming to a Cocktail Party Near You!

With Spring finally here and summer around the corner, we are rolling out new offerings on our catering menu. Inspired by the warmer temperatures and colors of the season, our new menu items are sure to brighten up any of your upcoming parties. Here’s a quick preview of some of the new passed hors d’oeuvres that we will be serving up.

Move over breads, look at our cucumber bites filled with wasabi lime crab salad.

Photo credit to Marc Bryan-Brown Photography

A little bundle of deliciousness with Sweet Corn Aumonìere

How about a taste of the east with our new Pork Buns?

Caramelized Onion + Brie en Croute, a match made in heaven!

Nothing says summer more then watermelon- we spiced ours up with mint, feta + pickled jalapeños yum!

Want to try some of these at your next cocktail party? Give us a call at 212.625.8270 or email us at events@benchmarc-events.com so we may assist with your planning needs!

It’s Movie Time with Tribeca Film Festival!

Since 2002, Tribeca Film Festival has been bringing arts and culture to one of the neighborhoods we love to call home: Tribeca! This year, we are proud to announce that we have partnered with the festival to offer some of our delicious drop off catering food at different lounges and events around the city. Some of the menu items festival goers will enjoy are our always popular pinwheel wraps, a selection of tasty cheeses, spinach + artichoke dip, and a few homemade sweets here and there!

Are you in need of an impressive spread of small bites or sandwiches for an upcoming meeting or reception? Let us wow your guests with our amazing menu offerings and superb service. Call us at 212.625.8270 or email us at events@benchmarc-events.com to schedule your order now!
Photo Credit - Cedric Angeles
Celebrating Mother’s Day!

It’s that time of year again where you’re packing away the winter clothes and welcoming the budding flowers and warmer sunshine. It’s finally spring in New York City!  And you know what follows the warmer weather…Mother’s Day! That one-day to openly show all your appreciation and love to the one woman who makes it all happen; your mom!

 

For us, Mother’s Day means amazing food made with lots of love! What better way to show your appreciation for her (and all those meals she’s cooked you) than treating her to a nice bite out!

 

Our restaurants, Landmarc (Tribeca & Time Warner Center) and Ditch Plains (Upper West Side) will be offering some scrumptious specials that will be sure to wow. We also have some tasty new spring dishes right off our new menu that are sure to satisfy your taste buds! Check out our delicious house cured salmon or our asparagus mimosa! And don’t forget about our famous Pain Perdu!

If you’re looking to toast your mom in a private space or want to take the whole family out for a group dining, contact us at 212.625.8270 or events@benchmarc-events.com. Reservations open today so don’t wait!

Décor Galore!

We all know that spectacular food is one of the most important elements of any event and possibly our favorite! But first impressions are important so before digging into the fare; it’s essential to note that the décor is just as significant and can easily knock your guests socks off. From floral arrangements to the color schemes the possibilities are truly endless. We’re lucky enough to work with so many different vendors across the New York City area that bring all of those details together for a wonderful and unique experience.  

From special Chiavari chairs, to beautiful linen options and table settings galore, Party Rental LTD (www.partyrentalltd.com) have us covered for whatever you dream up. Check out the wine room at Landmarc Time Warner Center, transformed into a whimsical affair. Looks like a perfect setting for any bridal or baby shower!

And never underestimate the power of a gorgeous floral arrangement. We have great relationships with several talented florists like Surrounding Florist (www.surroundingsflowers.com). How gorgeous are these one? We think they really make the tables pop!

Lastly, runners are so simple, yet add such a burst of color or sparkle to any table!

By mixing together different décor elements you can truly create the event you envisioned! Contact us to see how we can help you transform our spaces to fit your vision! Contact us at events@benchmarc-events.com or 212.625.8270

Layered, Shaken or Stirred…. How do you like it?

Every event is special and unique which is one of the many reasons why we love what we do! One way to really add that personal touch to your special occasion is by creating delicious custom cocktails! Below are a few we’ve created with some of our clients.

During NYC Fashion Week, we worked with TRESemme to create a yummy cocktail called “The Volumizer”. It was made with cranberry juice, vodka, lime juice & mint. Oh la la… doesn’t that sound delicious!

Next we have the ‘Kick starter!’ which is a classic cocktail with a fun twist. It offers a fresh kick to the palate. It is made with Smirnoff orange vodka, triple sec, lime juice & cranberry juice.

Spring is upon us! So for other fun and exciting cocktails, please go and check out our Pinterest board - http://www.pinterest.com/benchmarcevents/

 If you like to get creative and spice up your event, let us create a specialty cocktail just for you! Contact us on 212.625.8270 or email us at events@benchmarc-events.com so we can get shaking!

A Feast for all Senses!

What better way to celebrate a special occasion or evening with friends than with a special & personalized dinner?! At our restaurants Landmarc & Ditch Plains we offer fantastic options to fit your every wish.

How does a delicious suckling pig roast feast for you and 11 of your closet friends sound?

In the mood for seafood instead? We can arrange some of our most popular options like tasty lobster bakes (year round) and crab boils (when in season).


We also offer delicious raw bar options packed with seafood galore! Instantly turn one of our private rooms into a summery get away with fresh lobster, oysters, shrimp and more. Prefer to entertain at home? Luckily we can bring the feast to you anywhere in NYC!


Not in a summer mood yet? What better way to warm up on these cold snowy days than with a scrumptious roast or even a pasta station!

Whatever your mood or need is the possibilities are endless!

Please contact us at 212.625.8270 or email events@benchmarc-events.com as we would love to make your next event a meal to remember!

Photo Credit - Cedric Angeles

Happy Valentines Day!

Don’t let the snow ruin your Valentine’s Day plans! Come join us at Kingside or Landmarc [Time Warner Center] or [Tribeca] and enjoy our special prix fixe menus.

We have some delicious options beautifully paired with custom wine selections by our very own wine and beverage director, David Lombardo. 

Spoil your beloved with a special evening out! To make a reservation visit our websites http://landmarc-restaurant.com/ or http://kingside-restaurant.com/. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Fashion, Food & Mixology - Hearst Style

Benchmarc Events was a part of yet another exciting event as we had the privilege of catering a ‘Citi Thank You’ event at the Hearst “Designer Visions” Apartments at Walker Towers in Chelsea.


          

In this historic building three experts in the fashion, food and mixology industry shared their trends and gave demonstrations, one of whom was our very own Benchmarc Events Executive Chef Jennifer Day. Chef Jenn’s demonstration was about creating the perfect cheese board. She taught guests how to properly cut cheese in uniform cubes, what assortment of cheeses to include in a well-balanced cheese board, how to prepare the board ahead of time, and some great accompaniments that go along with cheese offerings.

 
To accompany the industry experts, we provided a lovely array of passed hors d’ouervres as well as a few yummy stationary items.



We feel so privileged to have been a part of the “insiders peek” into fashion, food and mixology trends. A big thank you to Citi and Hearst for choosing Benchmarc Events to participate in such a lovely event!

 

If you would like Benchmarc Events to make your exclusive event one to remember please give us a call on 212.625.8270 or email us at events@benchmarc-events.com

A very special first Birthday Party!

One of the greatest rewards of hosting events is getting to be a part of our client’s milestones in life. This can often mean learning about different cultures from time to time. Recently we celebrated a Korean Birthday and what a milestone the first Birthday truly is!

 

For this special event we transformed Landmarc Time Warner Center with traditional cherry blossom décor, gorgeous silver sparkle table runners complete with flowers and candles. Family and friends gathered close to celebrate the birthday girl in style! The main event of the Dol or dol janchi is a game in which objects representing different career paths are set on a table. Tradition goes that whatever object the child reaches for predicts what their future profession will hold. The birthday girl choose a stethoscope, which would follow the same footsteps as her father to become a doctor!

 

With spirits high, guests enjoyed some Landmarc’s favorites like blistered peppers with sea salt & smoked aioli, followed by delicious entrees of pain perdu with vanilla sugar & warm DOC’s maple syrup and the always crowd pleasing hanger steak with french fries and mixed greens. 

 

And what’s a party without some cake? Guests noshed on a gorgeous milk bar cake by Mo Mo Fuku complete with a full on dessert table. YUM!

 

If you have a milestone coming up let us work with you to transform one of our private areas into a beautiful creation, and of course provide some delicious bites. We have great relationships with some of the cities best vendors in florals, bakeries and party rentals! Contact us at 212.625.8270 or email: events@benchmarc-events.com we can’t wait to work with you on your special event!