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
Thursday, December 14
Apple Cider Donut Cake
Nicois "Crudite" Salad
Served with a saffron aioli dressing.
Roasted Cauliflower
with smoked paprika and honey mustard.
Today's Artisanal Soup
Garlic & Chick Pea Soup, served with a Parmesan Crouton.
A Charles Dickens Victorian Christmas
Please place your online orders by Friday, December 22
We will stop taking all orders on Saturday, December 23rd at 1:00 PM or until quantities last.

"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
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The Gift of Food: Holiday Baskets & Gifts from Susan Lawrence

Perfect for Holiday Gift Giving: A Pair of Babkas in our Signature Red Box. Or choose from the wonderful selection of beautifully packaged and delectable creations from our kitchen and around the world. These are a brilliant solution for corporate and personal gift giving – let us find the perfect copper or wicker basket and fill it with truly special things that are sure to please everyone on your list. 

We ship everywhere and can even arrange messenger service delivery. Please call us at 238-8833 – so we can personally assist you in the selection of beautiful ribbons, charming baskets and all the good things that go into them. 

As we look toward the holidays, please remember our food, serving staff, rentals and party design services are available for all your entertaining needs. 

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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