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Today bat and bar mitzvahs are becoming more elaborate and sophisticated than ever before. Teens are forgoing simple color schemes and themes in favor of something more unique in order to stand out from their peers. Below are four unique bat/bar mitzvah theme ideas that will surely set your child’s celebration apart. Continue reading Today bat and bar mitzvahs are becoming more elaborate and sophisticated than ever before. Teens are forgoing simple color schemes and themes in favor of something more unique in order to stand out from their peers. Below are four unique bat/bar mitzvah theme ideas that will surely set your child’s celebration apart. Continue reading
As holiday season approaches, it’s time to start thinking about your year-end bash. Every year there are expectations to top the year prior, but finding fresh new ideas can prove to be challenging. Celebrate the holiday season right, and entertain your guests, by including some of our holiday party ideas highlighted below. Continue reading As holiday season approaches, it’s time to start thinking about your year-end bash. Every year there are expectations to top the year prior, but finding fresh new ideas can prove to be challenging. Celebrate the holiday season right, and entertain your guests, by including some of our holiday party ideas highlighted below. Continue reading
Event planning trends change as frequently as fashion in New York City. To be on top of the latest trends and craft an unforgettable experience for guests, consider using some of these new ideas at your wedding reception. 1. Take Design Risks Decoration and design meld the entire vision for the reception together. To create a spectacular experience incorporate creative, novel concepts for a less staid feel. Chef’s tables (long tables that bring different groups together) are increasingly popular—for aesthetic and pragmatic reasons. Lounge areas with circular high-top tables and modular or linked furniture with charging stations help hold the party together as well. Continue reading Event planning trends change as frequently as fashion in New York City. To be on top of the latest trends and craft an unforgettable experience for guests, consider using some of these new ideas at your wedding reception. 1. Take Design Risks Decoration and design meld the entire vision for the reception together. To create a spectacular experience incorporate creative, novel concepts for a less staid feel. Chef’s tables (long tables that bring different groups together) are increasingly popular—for aesthetic and pragmatic reasons. Lounge areas with circular high-top tables and modular or linked furniture with charging stations help hold the party together as well. Continue reading
Guastavino's head chef Arvin Dhansew puts his expertise into every dish served at Guastavino's. From delicious main courses to tempting desserts, Chef Arvin continues to surprise and delight guests with his creations. Some of Chef Arvin's most amazing bites are also the smallest. Here are 9 of our favorite Chef Arvin dishes, The Top 9 Must-Have Event Apps from Guastavino's: Continue reading Guastavino's head chef Arvin Dhansew puts his expertise into every dish served at Guastavino's. From delicious main courses to tempting desserts, Chef Arvin continues to surprise and delight guests with his creations. Some of Chef Arvin's most amazing bites are also the smallest. Here are 9 of our favorite Chef Arvin dishes, The Top 9 Must-Have Event Apps from Guastavino's: Continue reading
Guastavino's head chef, Arvin Dhansew, is well-known throughout the New York culinary community for his delicious and unconventional dishes. Since joining Guastavino's in mid-2014, Chef Arvin has been at the forefront of catering innovation while using all-natural, sustainable, and locally-sourced ingredients. Here are 5 of his recent creations that have wowed Guastavino's guests in unexpected ways: Continue reading Guastavino's head chef, Arvin Dhansew, is well-known throughout the New York culinary community for his delicious and unconventional dishes. Since joining Guastavino's in mid-2014, Chef Arvin has been at the forefront of catering innovation while using all-natural, sustainable, and locally-sourced ingredients. Here are 5 of his recent creations that have wowed Guastavino's guests in unexpected ways: Continue reading
Planning your first Thanksgiving dinner? Before you do, take a moment to read Guastavino's "Event Expert's Guide to Hosting Thanksgiving:

Collect Thanksgiving RSVP’s Early

Hosting a Thanksgiving dinner is a huge undertaking that should not be taken lightly. No matter how laidback your event may be, preparing a meal for a dozen people or more takes planning. Don’t let wishy-washy guests throw a wrench into your planning by failing to commit. Continue reading Planning your first Thanksgiving dinner? Before you do, take a moment to read Guastavino's "Event Expert's Guide to Hosting Thanksgiving:

Collect Thanksgiving RSVP’s Early

Hosting a Thanksgiving dinner is a huge undertaking that should not be taken lightly. No matter how laidback your event may be, preparing a meal for a dozen people or more takes planning. Don’t let wishy-washy guests throw a wrench into your planning by failing to commit. Continue reading
Multi-cultural weddings, family celebrations and even Bar Mitzvahs are becoming more common in New York by the day. While the bringing together of cultures produces beautiful events, it often leaves party planners wondering if they’ve done enough to keep both sides of the family comfortable and excited about the event. If you’re planning a multi-cultural event in New York, here are 5 tips to ensure that every member of the family will have fun and find meaning in the big day:

Bilingual Invitations, Place Cards and Thank You Notes, Etc. Continue reading

Multi-cultural weddings, family celebrations and even Bar Mitzvahs are becoming more common in New York by the day. While the bringing together of cultures produces beautiful events, it often leaves party planners wondering if they’ve done enough to keep both sides of the family comfortable and excited about the event. If you’re planning a multi-cultural event in New York, here are 5 tips to ensure that every member of the family will have fun and find meaning in the big day:

Bilingual Invitations, Place Cards and Thank You Notes, Etc. Continue reading

Chef Arvin at Guastavino'sI chose to share my Sweet Corn Arancini because it is not only a great gluten free option for summer, we also managed to make it vegan by eliminating butter and cheese. The sweetness and creaminess of the corn, which is at its peak right now, really enriches the flavor of this dish. Continue reading Chef Arvin at Guastavino'sI chose to share my Sweet Corn Arancini because it is not only a great gluten free option for summer, we also managed to make it vegan by eliminating butter and cheese. The sweetness and creaminess of the corn, which is at its peak right now, really enriches the flavor of this dish. Continue reading
Guastavino’s is proud to introduce our new executive chef, Arvin Dhansew. Chef Arvin’s impressive resume includes Le Parker Meridien, Hotel Plaza Athenee and the Loews Regency. I recently sat down with Chef Arvin to discuss his history, cooking style, and inspirations:

How Has Your Background Inspired Your Cooking?

I never knew I wanted to become a chef growing up. I’m from Guyana. Back home, everyone’s parents pushed them to become doctors or engineers. Continue reading Guastavino’s is proud to introduce our new executive chef, Arvin Dhansew. Chef Arvin’s impressive resume includes Le Parker Meridien, Hotel Plaza Athenee and the Loews Regency. I recently sat down with Chef Arvin to discuss his history, cooking style, and inspirations:

How Has Your Background Inspired Your Cooking?

I never knew I wanted to become a chef growing up. I’m from Guyana. Back home, everyone’s parents pushed them to become doctors or engineers. Continue reading
  A recent survey of corporate event guests revealed that 80% of event attendees feel that they are not being served enough to eat when attending corporate events. This compares to just 12% who reported that they had not had enough to drink. Event hosts go above and beyond to ensure that their guests’ needs are met, but when it comes to food, many corporate event guests are going home hungry. It is obvious to anyone who has ever hosted a corporate event or meeting that when blood sugars drop and stomachs begin to growl, there is little chance of any work being done. How can you create a corporate event menu that allows your guests to get down to business? Here are a few tips from our expert event planners: Continue reading   A recent survey of corporate event guests revealed that 80% of event attendees feel that they are not being served enough to eat when attending corporate events. This compares to just 12% who reported that they had not had enough to drink. Event hosts go above and beyond to ensure that their guests’ needs are met, but when it comes to food, many corporate event guests are going home hungry. It is obvious to anyone who has ever hosted a corporate event or meeting that when blood sugars drop and stomachs begin to growl, there is little chance of any work being done. How can you create a corporate event menu that allows your guests to get down to business? Here are a few tips from our expert event planners: Continue reading