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July Fourth BBQ Tips & Tricks

Kitchen Wisdom from Favorite Local Chefs As much as summertime revolves around being out and about, there is sometimes nothing better than taking advantage of the extra daylight by entertaining with long nights at home. As you gear up for a luscious lunch, dinner party, or sweet night of drinks, dessert, and dancing, we consulted a handful of top chefs from around the Hamptons to share their know-how. With their help, your kitchen might well become everyone’s favorite restaurant. Tips for Grilling a Whole Lobster Chef Ed McFarland, Ed’s Lobster Bar Known for its fanciful approach to everyone’s favorite shellfish, Ed’s Lobster Bar creatively fashions the buttery white flesh into meatballs in marinara, uses it to accessorize a spicy pizza, stews it into a comforting bisque, and whips it into salad that stands alongside brisket burgers in a Surf and Turf. Classic preparations – steamed, broiled, on a roll – are also on offer, but with head chef Ed McFarland’s help, you can grill up a lobster with finesse at home. Here are his top tips: 1. Split the lobster in half to expose the tail meat. This will enhance the grilled flavor of the meat. Cook covered and with the shell side down (never flip it over) on medium heat for 20 minutes for a 1.5-pound lobster. 2. Crack the claws to break the shells and expose the meat because they take longer to cook than the tail. 3. Keep the seasoning minimal, to light salt and pepper. Drizzle the tail with olive oil or melted butter to keep the meat moist. 4. If you are feeling adventurous, add toppings such as seasoned...

Debra Messing at a Hamptons Magazine cover party

SIGHTINGS Debra Messing at a Hamptons Magazine cover party with food by Andrea Correale of Elegant Affairs . . . Source: PageSix.com – June 15, 2019 Also seen on the NY Post:                  ...

Christie Brinkley Hosts Polo Hamptons

On Saturday, June 29, 2019, Christie Brinkley hosted the third annual Polo Hamptons Match & Event where she celebrated her July 4th cover at The Maria & Kenneth Fishel Estate in Bridgehampton. The cover star arrived with her two of her children, Alexa Ray Joel, andSailor Brinkley Cook, and posed for pictures with Social Life Publisher Justin Mitchell, Maria and Kenneth Fishel and celebrity caterer Andrea Correale. More than 600 guests enjoyed delectable hors d’oeuvres and specialized cocktails from New York and Hamptons caterer Andrea Correale of Elegant Affairs as they watched the thrilling Polo match between Michael Borrico’s Certified team, and 101 Polo Team, with Certified taking home the trophy. Attendees included Former Florida First Lady Carole Crist, Douglas Elliman CEO Dottie Herman, Jonathan Cheban, Jean Shafiroff, Andy Sabin, Janel Tanna, Cassandra Seidenfeld, Tatum Peacock, Abraham Merchant, Kelly Fisher, Roni Willett, Dr. Shawn Sadri, Janna Bullock, Jason Binn, Lucia Hwong Gordon, Rachel Heller, Zach Erdem, Christine Montanti, Dr. Andrew Jacono, and Sharon Bush. A second Polo Hamptons Match & Event will be held on Saturday, July 6, 2019, at 900 Lumber Lane between 4pm — 7pm. For information and tickets please visit, www.polohamptons.com. The event was sponsored by Private Jet Services, Turks & Caicos Tourism, Boar’s Head, Social Life Magazine, Go Charity, Christie Brinkley Total Gym, and Bellissima. A portion of all proceeds from the afternoon were donated to The Bridgehampton Museum. Source : https://medium.com/@tjbdaily/christie-brinkley-hosts-polo-hamptons-7ddaaf32b15e Elegant Affairs has also been seen from this event on KDHamptons.com, OffTheMRKT.com, XOJohn.com, Times Square Chronicles Online and...

20 Recipes and Tips for Grilling Fish This Summer

Keeping It Reel Summer and grilled fish go hand in hand. Everything from whole fish like salmon to shrimp and lobster are mouthwatering choices. Here are several recipe options to keep you busy all summer long, as well as grilling tips from top chefs to make any grilled fish recipe a success. Lemon Pepper Cedar Plank Salmon Celebrity caterer Andrea Correale, founder of the catering company Elegant Affairs, says it’s always a great idea to grill fish on cedar planks. “The cedar gives the fish a great taste, and it’s visually appealing as well,” says Correale. Her lemon pepper cedar plank salmon recipe uses lemon pepper (2 tbsp); one lemon; one clove garlic thinly sliced; chopped parsley (1/2 cup); sea salt to taste and extra virgin olive oil (1/4 cup). Soak the plank in cold water overnight or for at least three hours. After preheating the grill to medium, place the salmon on the plank and sprinkle with salt and lemon pepper. Put the plank on the cooler side of the grill, close the lid and grill 20 minutes. Combine remaining ingredients in a small bowl — zesting the lemon, slicing the garlic, and chopping the parsley. Combine with the olive oil and season with salt and pepper....

Season Kickoff At MooreHouse Farm

Andrea Correale of Elegant Affairs welcomed guests to a wedding season kick-off event at MooreHouse Farm in Aquebogue on Thursday, May 23, featuring local wine and beer, Sorbetta Island raspberry lemonade made with Long Island Vodka, an Iron Point Oyster raw bar, and picture-perfect goodies like sweet potato, caviar, creme fraiche, and watermelon tacos; black bean and cheddar guacamole;, grilled and chilled shrimp cocktail with pineapple mango chutney; and an unbeatably beautiful, decadently delectable dessert spread.          ...

The Best Theme Party Ideas Actual Party Planners Could Think Of

Photo: Jessica Bordner Photography/The Bash. There’s no question that a good theme can take a party from average to wildly creative, fun and jaw-dropping (if you’re handy with decorations). One of the hardest parts about planning a party, though, is coming up with the perfect theme in the first place—which is why we turned to the experts. StyleCaster asked party planners to give us their best theme party ideas, so all you have to focus on is actually throwing the perfect bash. From tips on how to turn classic theme parties (like James Bond) into truly memorable displays, to some seriously creative theme ideas (like a ‘Come as your favorite SNL character’ theme), you’re sure to find the most epic theme for your next party. 51 different theme party ideas guaranteed to make any soiree the talk of the town. James Bond Party Planner: Andrea Correale of Elegant Affairs “We had a client who celebrated his 60th Birthday as James Bond. His entrance to his blow-out birthday bash included sliding down a 40ft steel fireman’s pole, landed sitting down and was served a perfectly made dirty martini by a masked waiter,” says Correale....

Brunch Recipes for Mom by Andrea Correale of ELEGANT AFFAIRS

If you’re planning a brunch to celebrate mom and the people you love, check out these three easy and delicious recipes by celebrity caterer and event planner, Andrea Correale. Having starting her own company out of her parents basement at the age of 16, Andrea now leads an off premise-catering empire aptly called Elegant Affairs. She produces all of her parties “on the road,” often creating an event from scratch. Whether it’s on an open field, over a celebrity’s tennis court, on the beach or in the middle of a shopping mall, Andrea has to build temporary kitchens and deploy her chefs, management and on-site team of staff to execute each event with razor sharp attention to detail. We are delighted that Andrea could share these fabulous recipes with our Broadwayworld.com readers. Lavender “Mom”osa Ingredients: -1 Cup Lavender Syrup -1 cup water -3 TBSP fresh or dried lavender flowers -1 cup sugar Preparation: Bring water and lavender to a boil Stir in sugar until fully dissolved Remove from heat and allow to cool Keep in the refrigerator for 3 days, then fine strain the lavender For the Lavender Mimosa, fill a Champagne flute halfway with Champagne. Stir in 1 TBSP of lavender syrup and garnish with a lavender sprig. Mini Pancake Stacks Ingredients -1¼ cups all-purpose flour -3 tablespoons sugar -2 teaspoons baking powder -¼ teaspoon salt -1 cup milk -2 large eggs -3 tablespoons butter melted -Maple syrup -small round cookie cutter -berries for garnish Instructions In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. In a small bowl, combine milk, eggs, and 3 tablespoons melted butter; add...



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