Recent Events by Eric Monteiro

A week full of fun and creativity; we work hard, but love the challenge, the friends that are made along the way and the many beautiful moments, particularly at special celebrations such as important birthday milestones and baby or wedding showers.

Why not throw a decadent afternoon tea party to celebrate your birthday with 20 girlfriends? We love the idea, and the spread at this beautiful Miami Beach private residence was fabulous. We laid out Petit Fours, little sandwiches, mini quiches, macarons and pastries. This particular tea involved copious amounts of champagne too, and I can definitely relate to that! As Coco Chanel once said: "I only drink champagne on two occasions. When I am in love and when I am not," cheers I say! 

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Catering Miami - The Team Behind The Scenes - Chef Pâtissier Bruno Legros by Eric Monteiro

Desserts, Petit Fours, Chocolates, Pastries, Cakes and Pièces Montées, ohmygosh, the delectable fragrance of these sweet treats baking in our kitchen brings back the best of childhood memories, like coming home from school to my mom’s freshly baked cookies, or spending Saturday afternoon making cakes with my grandmother. However, sorry mom and grandma, as wonderful as your baking was, French Chef Pâtissier, Bruno Legros, is in another league!

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Recent Event Highlights: Weddings Galore & More! by Eric Monteiro

There is never a dull day for caterers and event planners! A few weeks ago, large corporate events were keeping us very busy. Well, this week has seen a revival of romance with an array of fabulous weddings.  There have been destination weddings for couples and their guests escaping the chilly northern states for a few days of sun, fun and love in our beautiful city, as well as stunning celebrations for local lovebirds.

Besides the weddings, there was a VIP breakfast at an Opa Locka airport hangar for potential buyers of a $22 million private jet. Last year they went to ...

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Catering Miami - The Team Behind The Scenes - Executive Chef Vincent Gourmet by Eric Monteiro

Executive  Chef, Vincent Gourmet, hails from Belgium, and with Gourmet as his last name, he clearly descends from a family with a history in the culinary arts. In fact, Vincent’s grandfather was a pastry chef with his own bakery in Belgium, and being raised in this environment was definitely a formative experience for him.

Vincent is passionate about culinary innovation and creativity, contributing original combinations, and cutting-edge culinary trends to menus for all occasions. He likes to push the boundaries of taste and creativity, which results in delicious and unique taste experiences for any event.  From the careful addition of flavorful edible flowers, to molecular gastronomy and the use of liquid nitrogen, Vincent likes to surprise the diner and there are few limits to his quest for subtle and intriguing flavors.

 

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The New World Symphony's 28th Anniversary Gala: 1000 by Eric Monteiro

As the exclusive caterer for The New World Center, Thierry Isambert Culinary and Event Design catered the New World Symphony Gala: 1000, celebrating its 28th anniversary and the important milestone of 1000 alumni. The 500 influential guests were surprised by 10 time grammy winner and NWS co-founder, Michael Tilson Thomas, joining Master of Ceremonies, Malcolm MacDowell on stage.

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Phil & Orianne Collins' Little Dreams Foundation's 2nd Annual benefit Gala - Dreaming On The Beach by Eric Monteiro

Thierry Isambert Culinary and Event Design catered the VIP cocktail and sit-down dinner for 400 guests at The Little Dreams Foundation 2nd Annual Benefit Gala, Dreaming On The Beach. For 16 years the foundation, founded by Phil and Orianna Collins, has been helping talented children with limited financial means achieve their dreams in the fields of arts, sports and music. The foundation uses all funds raised to support children, selected from around the world, with personalized training and professional mentors, giving them the opportunity to pursue their passion.

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Hello March! Spring Is In The Air! Catering A Brunch At Home In Miami by Eric Monteiro

Spring is almost here! Spring equinox is March 20th, but temperatures in South Florida are already perfect for catering brunch al fresco. Catering brunch at home means you can sip mimosas with friends by the pool while your children run around rather than being confined to a busy, crowded restaurant.

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Catering Miami - The Team Behind The Scenes - CHEF MICHAEL FINIZIA by Eric Monteiro

As everyone knows, the team behind the scenes is what makes the magic happen, and we count ourselves very lucky to have a stellar team working in our commissary.

We’ve chosen the month of March to introduce you to our chefs; they bring to the table (pardon the pun) years of experience at prestigious venues and serving an impressive array of A-list clients. A gourmet dinner for 6 or a gala for 600, no problem, week after week, these guys bring those menus to life for our clients.

 

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Catering The 8th Annual Vizcaya Preservation Luncheon (2016) by Eric Monteiro

Thierry Isambert Culinary and Event Design produced and catered the 8th annual Vizcaya Preservation Luncheon on Tuesday February 25th. 

Mingling in the shade of the majestic live oaks in the estate’s exquisite gardens, three hundred of Miami's most stylish denizens enjoyed a pre-lunch cocktail reception. Prosecco was in abundance, provided by sponsor Dall’Armellina Vineyard, and throughout the cocktail and luncheon, models showcased fashions from sponsor, Neiman Marcus.

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Catering Miami - Dinner In Stiltsville by Eric Monteiro

Cater and produce an event a mile off shore with no land access, and close the evening with happy clients, check! Biscayne Bay's historic and picturesque Stiltsville was the dinner venue for 30 guests last Saturday. This iconic site has a rich and illustrious history dating back to the 1920's.

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