Weddings & Events

As New York's premiere boutique caterer, Susan Lawrence is unique in its approach to event planning and party design.

With three decades of experience, we truly understand how to throw a party.

Our stunning food and design presentations, impeccable attention to detail and sophisticated culinary style provide a truly personalized and quality experience. Let us take care of it all so you can be a guest at your own event.

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Tuesday, December 07
BRAISED BEEF SHORT RIB DELICIOUSNESS
Fork-tender boneless Beef Short Ribs braised in Dark Ale & Aromatic Spices. Dinner Solved!
Wednesday Daily Menu
Please place your online orders by Tuesday, December 07 at 4:00 PM
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Wednesday, December 08
Gingerbread House Mug-Huggers
Please place your online orders by Friday, December 17

HOME SWEET HOME: GINGERBREAD HOUSE MUG-HUGGERS


These tiny handmade gingerbread houses perch perfectly on the edge of your hot cocoa mug, transforming your delicious beverage into something truly magical. Each adorable little house is intricately decorated with a holiday wreath over the door and a glistening snowy roof. They will charm and delight the young, and the young at heart.  They are perfect for dunking in hot chocolate or a warm holiday cocktail.

A Charles Dickens Victorian Christmas
Please place your online orders by Tuesday, December 21
at 4:00 PM

"The customers were all so hurried and so eager in the hopeful promise of the day that they tumbled up against each other at the door, crashing their wicker baskets wildly, and left their purchases upon the counter, and came running back to fetch them, and committed hundreds of the like mistakes in the best humor possible." - Charles Dickens
New Year's Eve
Please place your online orders by Wednesday, December 29
at 4:00 PM
Bring in the year 2022 with style! Celebrate this very special New Year with an elegant midnight supper. Sparkling champagne (ask us about our favorites!) will help set the mood for an evening of sumptuous food. And the ease of serving our appetizers, entrees and desserts will allow you to have more time with your guests.


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DREAM WEDDING

We have all the inspiration you need for your dream wedding: Fabulous venues, tent design, stunning table settings, incredible food and impeccable service. With the premier Event Planning & Fine Catering services of Susan Lawrence, a perfect and delicious wedding will be a stress free and glorious occasion. Please visit our wedding and event galleries for a glimpse of the beautiful designs and attention to detail that is brought to every Susan Lawrence event. let us take care of ALL the details for celebrating Anniversaries, Bar Mitzvahs, Home Entertaining, Barbecues, Birthday Celebrations and Holiday Parties.  We can make your party not only stress free but a truly remarkable occasion. 

Mark's Journal
BABETTE CAKE: A ROMAN MYSTERY DECODED

Near the Piazza del Popolo, in the artistic heart of Rome, is an extraordinary restaurant where a French woman by the name of Babette creates wonderful Italian cuisine with just a touch of French flair. The restaurant is a blend of Parisian bistro and Italian trattoria charm. A black and white tile floor and distressed stucco walls exhibiting works of emerging painters provide a true French ambience and backdrop for an eclectic mastering of many regional favorites. Presiding over the kitchen is Babette herself – and one can only imagine she is the incarnation of that famous Babette in Isak Dinesen’s decadently scrumptious novel. On her insistence, we ended our dinner with a piece of her signature dessert: a rustic lemon cake. Served warm, it was quite simple in appearance – but pure heaven and maybe the most perfect cake I have ever eaten. Light as air, delicately flavored with fresh lemon and a hint of almond, its genius was a creamy and luxurious center. If a cake could be life changing - this might be the one, and it has haunted me ever since we left Rome. Babette holds fast to keeping her recipe secret, so it became my mission to recreate her cake in my own kitchen. My research began with the traditional Torta della Nonna, which has many of the same flavors although is clearly a much older, less pretty and heavier sister to Babette’s creation. Then came the trials. Night after night of cake baking with interesting but failed attempts at texture, lightness and flavor. How was the mysterious molten center achieved? How much lemon? How could the almond flavor be so delicate? And then, voilla! As soon as I began to think like a French pastry cook in an Italian kitchen, the mysteries of Babette’s cake began to unravel. A Torta della Nonna it was not, even though the combination of tart lemon and almond is decidedly indigenous to Roman kitchens. Torta Babette, I discovered, is a quintessentially French cake with an Italian twist. Seductive, yet simple. Now that I have perfected it, I like to serve the cake warm with a little Limoncello or a wonderful espresso. One bite, and you too, will be exclaiming with a French accent, “Molto molto buono!”

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