Special Events

We provide Full Service Catering, Bar Services, and Rentals for Weddings, Showers, Cocktail Receptions, Rehearsal Dinners, Graduations, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs.

When one of our Boston Clients wanted to welcome a Supreme Court Justice, they called Gourmet Lauren to provide the Food, Rentals, and Bar Services.  When one of our Waltham Clients wanted to throw a Holiday Party on a budget, they called Gourmet Lauren to handle the Desserts and Carolers.  When one of our South Shore Clients wanted a Wedding on the Water, they called Gourmet Lauren for the Food, China, Linens, and Bar Services.  Whatever your need, Gourmet Lauren is the only company you have to contact.

Special Events Menu

Table of Contents

Stationary Cold Displays

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Mediterranean & Bruschetta Fusion Station

A refreshing fusion of traditional Mediterranean flavors and Italian staples, including Hummus, Assorted Olives, Roasted Red Peppers, Grilled and Marinated Vegetables, Diced Tomatoes with Basil, White Bean and Parmesan Spread, and Olive Tapenade. Freshly Toasted Breads and Pita Points complete the table.

Spanish Tapas

Tapas translates into “Small Bites” And what better way to experience the Mediterranean than to have “small bites” of a vast display of tantalizing foods. “Eat when you drink and drink when you eat.” Feast on Couscous with Caramelized Onions, Steamed Mussels Vinaigrette on the Half Shell, Baked Goat Cheese with Tomato and Basil, Baked Rice Pudding, Pimento Rellenos, Sauteed Portobello Mushroom with Sun-dried Tomato, and Roasted Duck Breast with Berry Sauce. Complete the experience with seasonal Fruits and Vegetables. Bread, Tortillas, Cheeses and Sauces tailor this station to every taste.

Delicacies of the Deep

A Magnificent Lighted Ice Carving atop a pedestal is the centerpiece of this scrumptious table. Let your eyes be the first to experience the sights and colors of the best the ocean has to offer. The display features Lobster Salad, a Large Smoked Salmon and Giant Tail on Shrimp. Served with whipped cream cheese, capers and traditional cocktail sauce. Cascading from the sculpture are Scallops on the Half Shell, Mussels, Oysters, and Cherrystones to be enjoyed with hot sauces and lemon wedges. To add an international flair, Sushi, California Rolls and Tuna are highlighted on a bed of Jasmine Rice.

Charcuterie, Cheese and Crudité

A beautiful and plentiful display of a selection of the World’s Finest Cheeses, Italian Meats and Fresh Petit and Cut Vegetables. Your guests can enjoy their selections with Cornichons, Crostini, French Bread, and Fine Crackers along with a host of delectable and savory spreads, dips, and aioli.

Dim Sum is Cantonese for “Heart’s Delight”

A variety of scrumptious, savory, pick up items including Marinated Duck, Ginger Chicken, Teriyaki Beef, and a Trio of Sauces. All served at varying heights in steamer baskets, chafing dishes and sleek black trays. Accompanied by Bean Sprouts, Snow Peas, Exotic Mushrooms, and Jasmine Rice.

Lettuce Wrap Station

We invite your guests to create their own Lettuce Wrap with Fresh Bib or Romaine Lettuces. Satay Chicken, Julienne Carrots, Cucumber, Bean Sprouts, Coconut Curry Noodles, Black Olives, Diced Tomato, with choice of Spicy Peanut Satay, Sweet Chili, or Shanghai Sauces complete the experience.

Elegant Cheese and Crudité Display

Apricot Glazed Baked Brie en Croute tops an impeccable selection of Fine Cheeses and Petite and Cut Vegetables. All are artfully presented as a complete feast for the senses. Cornichons, Crostini, French Bread, Fine Crackers, along with savory dips and spreads are included.

Interactive Culinary Station

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Hand Sautéed Pasta Station

Picture yourself on the Via Venito with your own personal chef preparing your choice of Butternut Squash Ravioli or Farfalle Pasta. Then choose from one or all of the the three delectable sauces, Marinara, Pesto, or Alfredo. Top with cheese and “mangia.”

Hand Carved Tenderloin of Beef

The Finest Prime Tenderloin of Beef, served with a Tangy Wasabi and Traditional Horseradish Sauce. Carved to order by an attending chef. Served with a selection of Fine Rolls and Delectable Assorted Bread Basket.

Honey Glazed Breast of Turkey Carving Station

Slow Roasted and Glazed to accentuate the natural flavor. Carved to order with a complement of Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce, Assorted Fine Mustards and Creamy Mayonnaise, Country and Artisan Breads and Rolls.

Slider Station

Slide into your event with this fun retro station. Think Lava Lamps and Old Chevy Convertibles. Choose from Short Ribs, Maryland Crab Cakes, Cremini Mushrooms, or Pulled Pork for the base of your slider. Top this with a wide selection of cheeses and add your choice of mustards, mayonnaise, and sweet sauces. All of this on soft slider buns.

Pacific Rim Station

Made to order, customized by your guests, and hand sautéed by attending chef. Lo Mein with choice of Chicken, Shrimp, Bean Sprouts, Exotic Mushrooms, Carrots, Water Chestnuts, Bamboo Shoots, and Baby Corn with a variety of Sauces.

Cold Hors D’Oeuvres

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Vegetarian Crostini

  • Pesto, Roasted Red Pepper & Mozzarella
  • Stilton & Pear
  • Goat Cheese with Roasted Vegetables
  • Fava Bean & Pecorino
  • White Bean Bruschetta with Fresh Rosemary & Shaved Parmesan

Beef Crostini

  • Beef Tenderloin Crostini with Red Onion Jam
  • Beef Tenderloin Crostini with Horseradish Creme

Fish Crostini

  • Cured Salmon with Cucumber, Dill & Crème Fraîche on Rye
  • Lobster Salad on Brioche

Other

  • Buffalo Chicken Salad Crispy Cups
  • Melon Wrapped in Prosciutto
  • Martini Shrimp Cocktail
  • Marinated Grilled Szechuan Shrimp
  • Sushi with Soy, Wasabi, and Pickled Ginger
  • California Rolls with Soy, Wasabi, and Pickled Ginger
  • Asparagus Wrapped in Prosciutto
  • Citrus Shrimp with Ginger Dipping Sauce

Hot Hors D’Oeuvres

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  • Coconut Shrimp with Pineapple Salsa
  • Scallops Wrapped in Bacon
  • Pork Potstickers with Soy Ginger Sauce
  • Vegetarian Pot Stickers with Duck Sauce
  • Portobello Quesadilla with Caramelized Onion
  • Butternut Squash and Smoked Gouda Quesadilla
  • Mushrooms Stuffed with Roasted Garlic and Spinach
  • Bourbon Bacon Apple Tartlettes
  • Mushroom Vol-au-Vents
  • Maryland Crab Cakes with Pepper Lime Aioli
  • Coconut Tempura Shrimp with Mango Sauce
  • Grilled Duck with Cherry Chutney served in an Asian Spoon
  • Chicken Quesadilla with Cilantro Sour Cream
  • Potato Latkes with Apple Sauce
  • Pulled Pork on a Sweet Potato Biscuit
  • Vegetarian Spring Roll with Plum Sauce
  • Crab Cake with Jalapeno Mayonnaise
  • Spinach & Feta Cheese Phyllo Triangle
  • Petite Beef Wellington with Horseradish Crème
  • Sesame Coated Chicken Skewer with Thai Dipping Sauce
  • Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce
  • Orange-Ginger Glazed Beef Skewer
  • Teriyaki Beef Skewer
  • Lobster Bisque Shooter

Bar Services

Gourmet Lauren will attend to all of your Bar needs with our TIPS Certified Bartenders and Liquor Liability Insurance. We can include Ice, Bar Tables, Linens, Bar Setups, and Soft Drinks. Alcohol can be purchased by the client, or we can order it in your name from a third party and you will be billed on consumption after the Event.

Other Services

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Gourmet Lauren is a Full Service Corporate and Social Caterer. From helping you find the perfect location for
your event, to coordinating all of your Rentals, to Full Service Bartenders, Musicians, Carolers, or Performers, Gourmet Lauren can do it all. Please inquire about our full service events with a Catering Sales Associate.

Linen, China, Tents, Tables, Chairs, Dance Floors and Rentals

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Gourmet Lauren can help you with all of your Rentals and Embellishments.  We regularly supply our clients with Tents, Tables, Chairs, Linens, Dance Floors, and AV Equipment.  We can also provide China, Flatware, Glassware, and Floral Displays to give your Cocktail Party a Gala feel.

Musicians, Carolers, Performers

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From the soft sounds of a Jazz Trio to the beautiful singing of Holiday Carolers, the right musical element can complete your event. We work with many different bands and performers in the area who will help to make yours an event to remember.