I learned about big LITTLE Get Together, a personal chef service based on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, a few weeks ago. Founders Flannery Klette-Kolton and Lauren Gerrie are the ultimate hostesses, putting their big hearts toward creating contemporary urban cuisine with amazing ingredients. They shared these lovely recipes, recipes that made me want to hug them, with GOOP. Check this out: Eggnog popsicles? Yum. Spiced kettlecorn? Perfect for the holidays. And their recipe for Prosecco with Cherries and Thyme made me smile.
These lovely ladies graciously offered to answer a few questions for Eat Boutique readers. Thank you, ladies! And we all wish you the best of luck with your wonderful boutique business.
EB: What’s your favorite, easy holiday hors d’oeuvre?
FKK: Blinis with creme fraiche and caviar
LG: Chicken liver Pate on amazing bread
These two hors d’oeuvres are great because you can take the time to make them yourself, or opt for a store bought option. We would make the blinis ourselves and are lovers of homemade charcuterie. That being said, we recommend Russ & Daughters in the Lower East Side for all blini fixins and Marlow & Daughters in Williamsburg for some off the hook chicken liver mousse.
What one, easy design element can you add to your holiday table to impress your guests?
FKK: Using mirrors instead of trays with candles makes everything look sparkly and festive
LG: A variety of bowls with homemade truffles
The wonderful thing about mirrors is how they open up a space and give the illusion of a bountiful table. Pair that with uniquely flavored chocolates and you’ll have friends for life!
What’s the idea number of guests for a dinner party?
FKK & LG: We think 2 is a party, but when entertaining, 10 is a good number to work with. With 10 the setting is intimate and enables your guests to converse with ease… not to mention that the host/ess can enjoy the party as well.
What’s your favorite local food item right now?
It is unfair to limit it to one!!!
LG: Keith’s farm mustard greens
Eat Boutique is an award-winning shop and story-driven recipe site created by Maggie Battista. After hosting pop-up markets for 25,000+ guests, Maggie is now focused on opening her first permanent Eat Boutique–a food-retail concept space with a new way to the very best food. Her second cookbook, A New Way to Food: Recipes That Revamped My Pantry & Made Me Love Me, At Last, will be published by Roost Books/Penguin Random House in 2019. Her first cookbook, Food Gift Love, features more than 100 food gift recipes to make, wrap, and share and is available wherever you find favorite cookbooks.
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