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Catering and Entertaining Resources 

A Directory of Gambit Weekly Advertisers

Acme Oyster & Seafood House
7306 Lakeshore Drive, 282-9200; 724 Iberville St., 522-5973; 519 E. Boston St., Covington; www.acmeoyster.com.
On and off-premises catering is available, plus oyster shuckers can come shuck oysters for your next special occasion. There are several catering packages to choose from.

Acropolis Cuisine
3841 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 888-9046
Offer your guests a taste of the Mediterranean with dishes like pasta Alfredo, moussaka, hummus, lasagna, Greek salads, and much more for parties of 10 to 50 people.

Andrea's Restaurant
3100 19th St., Metairie, 834-8583; www.andreasrestaurant.com
Choose this restaurant for your next party and treat your guests to five-star Northern Italy cuisine and seafood, including housemade pastas, pastries and more.

Bayou Bagelry
830 Gravier St., 524-500; 3535 Severn Ave., Metairie, 888-640; 1907 St. Charles Ave., 525-9400; 6307 Miro St., 862-6800
Featuring its own delicious breads and bagels baked from scratch, this establishment provides custom catering for any breakfast, lunch, meeting or party, offering sandwiches, deli and cheese platters, salads, desserts and beverages.

Black Tie Hospitality Inc.
301 Burgundy St., 586-9313
As the name implies, this business offers exceptional wait staff and bartenders for parties and other events.

Blue Frog Chocolates
5707 Magazine St., 269-5707; www.bluefrogchocolates.com
This shop houses a unique selection of chocolates and confections. Party trays, filled to the brim with chocolates, will delight partygoers. Handmade candy flowers make great centerpieces, and the shop will customize wedding, Mardi Gras and party favors and corporate gifts.

Bombay Club
830 Conti St., 586-0972; www.bombayclub.com
This martini bar and restaurant in an upscale English atmosphere has a scrumptious menu for on-site parties and off-premises catering.

Cafe Giovanni
117 Decatur St., 529-2154; www.cafegiovanni.com
The food is great here, plus a private room is available for parties. It provides a traditional and romantic French Quarter setting for wedding celebrations and other important events.

Cafe Rani
2917 Magazine St., Suite 103, Magazine Commons, 895-2500
A casual, upscale and family-friendly restaurant, this Garden District spot is known for its fresh and innovative menu offerings and cutting-edge decor.

Cafe Sbisa
1011 Decatur St., 522-5565; www.cafesbisa.com
Featuring authentic Creole cuisine prepared with the freshest of Gulf seafood, Cafe Sbisa offers private dining facilities for receptions, rehearsal dinners and corporate functions.

Casa Garcia
8814 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 464-0354
A private banquet room seats up to 50, and amenities include fresh floral arrangements. Three catering packages are available for events off premises.

Chrystal Catering/ Pampy's Steak & Seafood Grill
2005 N. Broad St., 561-0835 (catering), 949-7970 (restaurant)
Chrystal provides catering for all events on site at the Municipal Auditorium as well as events at other sites. Executive Chef Chris Brown of Pampy's Steak & Seafood Grill prepares the catering menus.

Crescent City Brewhouse
527 Decatur St., 522-0571; www.crescentcitybrewhouse.com
Award-winning, handcrafted beers are the specialty here, as well as fine local cuisine, an eclectic art collection and live jazz music, all in a restored French Quarter building.

Eve's Market
4601 Freret St., 891-4015
A locally owned natural products grocery, Eve's offers lots of specialty items, fresh organically grown product, domestic and imported cheeses, foods for special diets and tasty ingredients for caterers and entertaining.

Food Art
801 Carondelet St., 524-2381; www.foodartinc.com
Holiday parties, bridal parties and social events from simple to elegant are the standard fare at Food Art, which provides a full range of event-planning services and catering.

Gallier Hall
545 St. Charles Ave., 565-7457
A beautiful and historic setting for weddings, receptions, breakfasts, luncheons, champagne brunches, Mardi Gras balls, parties, conferences, workshops, Sweet 16 parties, Christmas celebrations and more.

Gumbo Shop
5900 S. Front St., 899-2460
Located Uptown near Nashville Avenue and Tchoupitoulas Street, Gumbo Shop catering offers its award-winning gumbos, etouffees, jambalaya and more by the gallon and half gallon, as well as finger sandwiches and other party food.

Italian Pie
5650 Jefferson Hwy., Jefferson, 734-3333; 5219 Elysian Fields Ave., 288-0888; 5538 Magazine St., 894-0005; 3600 Willliams Blvd., Kenner, 469-4999; 1914 E. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette, 278-0001; 417 S. Rampart St., 522-7552
A complete catering menu is available for parties ranging from 20 to 300 guests. Pastas, pizza, salads and other Italian Pie favorites, even desserts, are available for parties.

Kelsey's Restaurant
3923 Magazine St., 897-64722; www.kelseysrest.com
Award-winning contemporary Creole cuisine with a flavor for robust sauces, fresh seafood and ethnic twists is on the menu here. A private dining room is available for meetings, banquets and receptions.

Kyoto 2
5608 Citrus Blvd., Harahan, 818-0228
Several off-premises catering packages are available to choose from, including a sushi station where the delicacy is prepared fresh in front of your guests.

Lakeview Fine Foods
801 Harrison Ave., 482-7333
This Lakeview staple can prepare the food you'll need for your next party. It offers a wide selection of party trays, cooked food items, plus a nice array of beverages.

Martin Wine Cellar
3827 Baronne St., 889-7411; 714 Elmeer St., Metairie, 896-7300; www.martinwine.com
A family-owned business for 50 years, Martin Wine Cellar boasts it has the biggest and best wine and specialty spirits selection in town as well as a gourmet deli with artisan cheeses, fresh pates, smoked salmon and gourmet-to-go entrees. Full-service catering is available complete with delivery, glassware rental, servers and bartenders.

Monet's
3900 Hwy. 22, Mandeville, 674-2442; 2700 Metairie Road, 828-2441; www.flowersbymonets.com
A full-service florist for any and all occasions, offering innovative floral arrangements, expert advice and more.

New City Diner
828 Gravier St., 822-8198; 1340 Poydras St., 561-0061
Specializing in catered lunches in the Central Business District, New City Diner serves innovative sandwiches and salads as well a four-course luncheon buffets.

Nirvana
4308 Magazine St., 894-9797
Catering services are available for parties from 20 to 500 people. Several catering packages are available with a variety of demonstration stations to choose from, including grilling, naan-making and dosa prepared fresh.

Orleans Grapevine Wine Bar & Bistro
720 Orleans Ave., 523-1927
This small company offers a wide selection of party foods and wines for gatherings of from five to 500 people, plus personal service.

Partysist
8020 Olive St., 488-4234; www.partysist.com
A full-service event planning and catering company with a top-notch staff, an on-staff wedding consultant and a range of delectable menus.

Polynesian Joe's
869 Magazine St., 525-9301; www.polyjoes.com
This fun spot offers four bars -- all available for private parties and corporate functions as open or cash bars -- and a special menu available to customize your party. Now booking Super Bowl parties.

Restaurant des Familles
7163 Barataria Blvd., Crown Point, 689-7834
This charming restaurant is available for private parties. Its menu includes seafood such as softshell crab Foster and a host of other delicious dining options.

Robert Fresh Market
101 Robert E. Lee Blvd., 283-8965;300 N. Broad St., 822-7690; 5016 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, 885-7005; 135 Robert E. Lee Blvd., 282-3428; 2222 St. Claude Ave., 943-8891; 1325 Annunciation St., 524-6431; 4001 Canal St., 488-0983; 101 Robert E. Lee Blvd., 283-8965; www.robertfreshmarket.com
Full-service specialty grocery store featuring fresh produce, a scratch bakery, gourmet meats and prime beef, organic foods, complete food and catering services, florals and specialty wine and liquors.

Saia's Beef Room
2645 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, 835-8555
Offering banquet rooms for private parties, this established restaurant provides a menu of steak, Maine lobster, veal, lamb, grilled seafood and more.

Samurai Sushi
239 Decatur St., 525-9595
Party trays with sushi and other menu items are available for parties from this French Quarter restaurant.

Simply Cooking
1808 Burgundy St., 578-8280; www.simplycookingclasses.com
Proprietor Elizabeth Pearce teaches group and individual cooking classes in customers' homes, providing the equipment and food, and focusing on cooking techniques that can be used in a variety of recipes. Classes are hands-on, with customers cooking under Pearce's supervision and guidance.

Tasteful Approach
By appointment, 271-7995
Using its name as its motto, this Chalmette business provides professional service personnel for special events and parties, on or off-premises.

Trey Yuen
600 N. Causeway Approach, Mandeville, 626-4476
The VIP room for private parties at this Northshore dining treasure includes elaborate furniture, lighting and doors to impart the ambience of ancient China. The food is even more impressive.

Vaquero's
4938 Prytania St., 891-6441; www.vaqueros-restaurant.com
Off-premises catering and a banquet room at the restaurant are available, as well as a margarita bar, for your next event, whether it's a buffet or sit-down dinner. Several catering packages are available.

We Take the Cake
2727 Prytania St., Suite 16, The Rink, 891-0930
This company's cakes are baked to order using the freshest and finest ingredients, then they're boxed and hand-delivered with care. Cake options include white chocolate, chocolate classic, "14-carat carrot," sour cream coffee cake, lemon pound cake, and royal red velvet cake.

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