Changing the pillows and throws from summer lights to the warm hues of fall and winter, the crisp chill settling in the air, a crackling fire and the fragrance of wood often provide the inspiration for that next seasonal party.
For those fortunate enough to call the Hamptons home, or the lucky people who enjoy off time on our shores, the new and coming seasons are the perfect time to gather with friends and family. And catering pro Arlene Rotfeld, of go 2 event planner, can help make these gatherings at home a resounding success.
Whether enjoying a personal menu created by Rotfeld with her catering sources or serving your own cuisine, she’ll bring imagination, organization and style, as well as a top-notch team, to make any event a luxe experience no guest will soon forget.
Rotfeld takes care of all the details and brings a host’s party delightfully to fruition. Here are some of her tempting menus for a delicious, decadent holiday.
Thanksgiving: Go “Traditional with a Twist “
Rotfeld offers personalized and outstanding hors’ d’oeuvres along with the meal’s main event.
Golden brown turkey with a soy honey rub, rich sage and diverse herbs with apricot and cornbread stuffing.
Yummy healthy quinoa with pomegranate seeds and caramelized onions.
Hearty sweet potato pies topped with cinnamon, powdered sugar and light-as-air whipped cream.
Green mosaic salads, composed of sautéed Brussels sprouts, candied cashews, yellow and red orange-infused beets and arugula.
Warmed pies of fruit topped with vanilla bean or toffee brittle ice cream.
Decor of twisted tall branches in vases and leaves strewn on silk ribbons to hang around the window beams. The table dressed with multiple centerpieces made of autumnal fruits and vegetables, and vessel vases filled with colorful vibrant florals.
Set the tone of the party as a buffet or sit down. Arlene will handle it all beautifully and skillfully with her talented team.
Creativity really comes full blast as Rotfeld stages your home with the magic of Christmas. Holiday cheer is everywhere—staircase, mantels, fireplaces filled with pillar candles, tables of red and green tartan runners, tree trimming topped with an artful French wired bow and the amazing aroma of oranges studded with cloves simmering in apple cider on the stovetop—a walk through the home reveals a world of glorious decor.
Luxurious buffets feature a fruits de mere of colossal shrimp, lobster presented on three-tier silver stands, caviar and toast points, grilled Chilean sea bass in lobster broth, creamy seafood risotto and a panoply of rich chocolate ganache desserts topped with edible silver candied balls. Then add the family’s polished flatware and China to keep that feeling of history and tradition alive.
For Hanukkah, imagine the brightness of blue and gold décor, the aroma of sizzling spinach and feta latkes, legendary brisket with tzimmes in an orange glaze and fruit tartlets glistening with marmalade. And, of course, gold coins and dreidels will be strewn across the length of each table.
Rotfeld specializes in festive holidays or the anytime celebration of life’s joys with entertaining dinners for 12. And her work is always done with stellar calm, organization, orchestration and fantastic results for the past 25 years. It’s all about staff, cuisine, luxe rentals, lavish décor and first-class staging.
As Rotfeld says, it’s time to be a guest at your own party!
To the delight of her clients, Arlene Rotfeld is a passionate orchestrator of celebrations in Philadelphia, New York City and the Hamptons. To hire her for your next Hamptons summer soiree, email [email protected], call 516-909-8580 or visit go2eventplanner.com.