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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Today's Chef Specials
Tuesday, November 21
Thai BBQ Chicken Wings
Today's Artisanal Soup
Garlic & Chick Pea Soup, served with a Parmesan Crouton.
Hanukkah
Please place your orders by Monday, December 11
at 1:00 PM

A Special Menu for the Festival of Lights.

"Can you guess, children, which is the best of all holidays? Hanukkah, of course...You eat pancakes every day...Mother is in the kitchen preparing the goose."

-Sholom Aleichem

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Thanksgiving
Although we are no longer able to accept orders for Thanksgiving, the Susan Lawrence Gourmet Market is well-stocked with beautiful cakes, bakery specialties, and all sorts of prepared food that will make your holiday week a culinary joy!  Please stop in!  We have a wonderful selection of hostess gifts made expressly for the Thanksgiving Holiday:  French Chocolate Truffle Baskets, Pumpkin Truffles in Pumpkin Boxes and gorgeous Autumn Flower Bloom Boxes with Mint Truffles.  

We also have a marvelous selection of Thanksgiving Cookies.  Pumpkin Pies and Pecan Pies are also still available - so please come in soon and take one home!   

Mark's Journal
Seven Layers of Memories

Our Seven-Layer Cake has a story.  When I was a child, my parents would often stop at Eclair - a bakery in Grand Central Station, popular in the 1950's and 1960's. 

The owner brought the sweet taste of Austria and Hungary to New York City where busy commuters would purchase Schwarzwalder Kirschtorte, Apple Strudel and Charlotte Russe. The Charlotte Russe was anything but traditional - a small white paper cup with a push-up bottom filled with spongecake and whipped cream. 

As children, we squealed with delight when these were brought home. Even more so, we nearly shook in anticipation of the Marshmallow-stuffed Glacé Apricots which probably caused my life-long obsession with apricots in ALL its forms. But most memorable was the Seven Layer Cake. A modest rectangle with seven heavenly layers of spongecake and light chocolate buttercream all enrobed in a dark chocolate glaze. For the last decade or three, I have been recreating this childhood memory, and it is still one of our most popular cakes.

 I suppose a classic will always remain one. Over the years, I have encountered numerous people, who after seeing our Seven Layer Cake, recalled that same little bakery in Grand Central Station. Their memories are a touching tribute to a special little cake which has inspired decades of sweet and delicious eating right here at Susan Lawrence.                                                                                                                                            - Mark Kramer

                                                               

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