A Feast Fit for a Queen

Our 2nd Annual Chef's Tasting Menu for our favorite Macy's client, Parlux, hired us again this fall to create a feast fit for a "Queen." Queen Latifah that is! As The Queen embarks on her first foray into fragrances with a scent bearing her own name, "Queen," Parlux set out to celebrate the occasion with a four course dinner party prepared by The Dinner Belle in a envy inspiring West Village townhouse. Complete with a Tuscan kitchen to make you drool, a gorgeously landscaped roof deck patio, and 3 floors of collected antiques to gawk at, this little slice of heaven was the perfect place to roll up our sleeves and treat guests to a menu that included: Canapés - smoked sardo watermelon napoleons, strawberry shrimp ceviche, heirloom beet crostini, beef carpaccio bundles; First Course - caprese salad stacks; Pasta Course - butternut squash ravioli in brown butter sage sauce; Main Course - early autumnal bouillabaisse; Dessert: pear crostada, tiramisu trifle, chocolate bonbons, pumpkin pizelles, whole wheat apple muffins and farmhouse cheese plate. The night was a great success with millions sold and 40 bellies well fed. We couldn't have asked for a better launch into autumn's harvest bounty.