Party time, Excellent

Today marks the two-month anniversary of my new job at ACE Programs for the Homeless. Since I started, I have been working a couple territories in Manhattan, including a new branch of our organization, the NoHo/Bowery Partnership. When I first started, I made it my personal goal to execute an event in my first three months, and…. tomorrow will be my first event!

I am so excited about it. Astor Center has graciously donated the space, all the wine, and party materials. We have food donations from six different NoHo restaurants, including the not-yet-opened DBGB from Daniel Boulud (at right). How great, right?!

I just had to share the menu… WHY AM I A VEGETARIAN?


  • Giorgio’s Meatballs, Pecorino, Red Sauce
  • Tuna Tartare, Scallion, Burnt Soy, Creme Fraiche, Wasabi Tobiko
  • American Cheesecake, Strawberry Compote
  • “The Candy Bar” milk chocolate, salt roasted peanuts, caramelized bananas


  • Crispy Pig’s Trotters with Curried Sauce Gribiche and Red Mustard
  • DBGB Hot Dog with Pommes Souffles
  • Nantucket Bay Scallop Ceviche with Citrus and Celery
  • Mint Chocolate Marshmallow, Hazelnut Passion Macaroons, Nougat de Montelimar

Double Crown

  • Duck Steam Bun, hoisin, scallion
  • Spicy Seared Beef Salad Summer Roll, Sriracha mayo, crispy shallots
  • Guanduja Trifle, blood orange
  • Milk Chocolate and Passion Fruit “S’more”


  • Baked Polenta with Porcini Mushroom Puree
  • Robiola Pizza Squares
  • Lamb Stew with Root Vegetable Puree
  • Fruit Tart


  • Chicken Croquetas
  • Crestas de Tonyina
  • Patatas Bravas
  • Tortilla De Patatas

NoHo Star

  • Crisp Duck Roll
  • Smoked Salmon on Buckwheat Pancake
  • Seared Yellowfin Tuna, Avocado and Chipotle Pepper on Tortilla
  • Crisp Serrano Ham with Quince and Manchego

With red, white, and sparkling wine from Astor Wines.

Bring on the party!

2 thoughts on “Party time, Excellent

  1. A view from the middle March 13, 2009 / 12:43 am

    Thank you bites. I’m sure the vegan police won’t be working the event. If they are, distract them with some bubbly while you quickly snack on some fantastic sounding bites. Wish I could come! xoxo Mom

  2. Larry Harrell March 13, 2009 / 8:01 pm

    Crispy Pig’s Trotters with Curried Sauce Gribiche and Red MustardDon’t tell anyone just what “Trotters” are!!

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