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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org we can’t wait to work with you on your special event!
Super Bowl XLVIII Let the snacking begin!
Super Bowl XLVIII is here! Are you ready for the Seattle Seahawks to take on the Denver Broncos on February 2nd? With New York hosting the Super Bowl for the first time, what a great reason to celebrate! We are excited to introduce our 2014 Super Bowl menus. Hosting a fabulous party? Let us do all the work and bring the Super Bowl goodies to you!
We have options for both the serious snackers and the light nibblers. The Game Day menu features the team hero, a 6-foot sub with each half representing the teams’ hometown. Showcasing the Seahawks will be a delicious grilled salmon in a miso glaze with sprinkles of spicy Asian slaw. Representing the Broncos, a Mile High Italian sub with ham, salami, mortadella, capicola, provolone cheese, lettuce, tomato and topped with red wine vinaigrette.
Place your order by Wednesday, January 29th. Both pick up and delivery services are available. Call us at 212.625.8270 or email email@example.com to score your Game Day eats and impress your friends!
New Year, New You!
With the holidays over and the New Year here, it’s time to kick start those new healthy goals. And the best part is you don’t need to hibernate alone at home to stay on track! Grab some friends and celebrate the start of 2014 with a meal at Landmarc [Tribeca] or [Time Warner Center] with some of our tasty salads and other healthy menu options.
The chopped salad is always a crowd pleaser with a mix of celery, cucumber, hearts of palm, tomatoes, beets & balsamic vinaigrette and you can add extra proteins like chicken or salmon!
Another house favorite is the nicoise salad with seared tuna, green beans, potatoes, eggs, anchovy & red wine vinaigrette. Enjoy some of our other healthy dishes, like roasted organic free-range chicken with butternut squash hash, green beans, capers and mustard jus or roasted spaghetti squash with grilled Portobello mushroom, roasted tomato and arugula.
Don’t forget the kids! We are proud to offer a children’s menu that is in accordance with MyPlate, the USDA dietary guidelines for youngsters. Call us at 212-625-8270 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your party for groups of 12-20 in our main dining rooms. We hope to see you soon and keep you on track with your goals!
Photo credit to Cedric Angeles
A very Hallmark Channel Christmas!
Last week was a holiday dream come true for us as we helped Hallmark Channel host their annual Christmas party at Radio City Music Hall. Walking into the room you instantly felt the holiday spirit.
Guests enjoyed specialty cocktails like the berry merry and a cranberry Christmas punch. Warm passed hors d’oeuvres like sesame shrimp toast, caramelized onion & brie puff pastries and pigs in a pretzel started the dinner off right. Cocktail stations full of cheese, charcuterie and crudité added to the reception.
As the anticipation of the show began to build, tray upon tray of delicious buffet assortments were passed including steak au poivre, roast chicken breast and penne alla vodka. We even set up a children’s buffet with our crowd pleasing mac & cheese and other kid friendly bites.
Full of our satisfying treats, guests then made their way to enjoy the famous New York City Rockettes Christmas spectacular. Huge thanks to Hallmark Channel for hosting this very festive event, we had a great time working with you!
Try the Berry Merry Cocktail at home!
1.5 ounce of raspberry vodka
.5 ounce of triple sec
.25 ounce lime juice
3 ounces cranberry juice
Would you like us to help you customize the perfect party? We would love to cater the event of your dreams! Call us at 212.625.8270 or email email@example.com for more information.
Photo credits to W Studios New York
Oh Christmas Tree…
It doesn’t really feel like the holidays in New York City until the lighting of the Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center! This year we were able to get a first class seat, catering a spectacular party complete with florals from Laura Remmert and a supply of beautiful rentals to set the festive mood!
Guests dined on a selection of delicious passed hors d’oeuvres as well as pasta from our pasta stations and fresh cuts of meat like filet mignon from our carving station!
Our amazing wine and beverage director, David Lombardo , exercised his expertise to bring a specialty selection of reds, whites and sparkling to wow all of the wine enthusiasts in attendance. While guests dined and drank, the live broadcast from NBC was played and the view admired.
Once the tree made its sparkling debut so did our signature desserts. A festive and fabulous evening was had by all!
Contact us to bring that special flare to any space or occasion at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212.625.8270.
The perfect addition to your holiday party!
With the holiday season in full swing, it’s the time of year to break bread with those near and dear. What better (or easier) way to ring in the holidays then letting our chefs at Benchmarc Events whip up some delicious drop off trays for your entertaining needs.
Whether it’s a gorgeous assortment of cheeses and antipasti to compliment cocktails or an assortment of homemade pastries to impress your boss, let us do the cooking for you!
We offer an assortment of creative and tasty breakfast, snack, lunch and cocktail platters, perfect for that intimate dinner party or holiday work luncheon.
For more information, contact us at 212.625.8270 or email us at email@example.com.
Recently we participated in an amazing after-hours cocktail reception at the iconic Nat Sherman Townhouse. Located just a few blocks from Grand Central Station, this unique venue offered the perfect setting for international guests who were in town attending an industry convention to celebrate the leading hotels of the world. The venue was stylish and intimate, providing the cigar-loving visitors with a quintessential New York setting at one of the city’s beloved landmarks.
We created custom hors d’oeuvres inspired by dishes from the client’s favorite restaurant, L’Apertitif in Hawaii. Our delicious passed items included coconut shrimp with mango aioli, smoked eggplant caviar tartlets and a salmon cornet with guacamole. What complimented the delectable fare? House-made Hemingway Old Fashions and an exclusive collaboration cigar (launched the night of the event)!
We loved working on this custom event and would be delighted to partner with you at an interesting venue of your choosing, be it classic or modern, this holiday season or in the new year. Contact us at 212.625.8270 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to get started!