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Andrea Correale’s expert advice on New Year’s Eve Spirits as featured on Broadwayworld.com & More!

Broadwayworld.com: Broadwayworld.com Food and Wine has been pleased to cover food, wine, and spirits news in the New York metro area and beyond. Check out some of our most popular articles from 2019 and stay tuned to us in 2020 for more fantastic coverage by our writers and our newsdesk! Recipes – Our site is a great resource for cocktail recipes and delectable items that you can make at home. See some brunch idea by celebrity caterer, Andrea Correale. /bwwfood-wine/article/Brunch-Recipes-for-Mom-by-Andrea-Correale-of-ELEGANT-AFFAIRS-20190508. And Ketel One Botanical shares elegant cocktail ideas. /bwwfood-wine/article/KETEL-ONE-BOTANICAL-Presents-Three-Elegant-Cocktail-Recipes-20191122. Mashviral.com: The holidays will soon be behind us. All that’s left before the cloudy, cloudy, mild January, February and early March is New Year’s Eve – the crown jewel in a season with endless parties, sparkling foods and far too many sugary cocktails. It’s the perfect night for bold resolutions, toasting frequently, and waking up after a breakfast burrito and two aspirins. Korbel VS Brandy Andrea Correale, owner of Elegant Affairs Caterers in Glen Cove, New York There is nothing I like better on vacation than an eggnog with spikes. Because eggnog is inherently sweet, I like to use brandy here. I like Korbel VS. It’s a really great, almost flowery eggnog drink that has a fun and catchy taste. As seen on Uproxx As seen on Allusanewshub.com As seen on Blogarama.com...

Andrea Correale’s Hot Toddy Recipe as Featured on Uproxx.com & MashViral.com

As the winter progresses, it doesn’t matter how much Vitamin C you ingest, how many daily supplements you take, or whether or not you got a flu shot, you’re likely to end up with at least a passing illness. And whether it’s a head cold or a full-blown mucus explosion paired with full-body shivers and a fever, you’re probably going to need a dose of medicine before spring comes around. If you believe distilleries (and who doesn’t?), the best cure for your inevitable winter ailments is a hot toddy. This combination of hot water, lemon, honey, and whiskey has been curing sickness (mostly by knocking its drinker out in boozy bliss) for centuries. And, even though it was historically made using Scotch whisky, the juice you use is really up to you. Andrea Correale, owner of Elegant Affairs Caterers in Glen Cove, New York enjoys a very specific flavor when she makes a hot toddy. “I love my hot toddies to be sweet, so I prefer to use Maker’s Mark,” she says. “It’s bourbon and is made of corn and sweet wheat instead of the usual spicy rye. You can taste a little bit of caramel and hints of vanilla. Combined with a bit spice, this makes the perfect hot toddy combination.” As seen on Uproxx As seen on...

Andrea Correale’s Sausage Stuffing Muffins Recipe as featured on Upscale Living Magazine Online

Elegant Affairs caterers have been busy setting up authentic and tasty recipes for the Holidays. Here is one that you’d love! Sausage Stuffing Muffins! Care to try it? Here is the recipe. ( 12 SERVINGS) Ingredients 1/2 pound Italian bread cut into cubes 1/2 pound  sourdough bread cut into cubes 1 pound fennel parsley sausage 1 stick butter, divided 1  white onion, finely diced 5 stalks celery, finely diced 2 cups chicken stock ( low salt) 1 tablespoon mixture of fresh minced sage, rosemary, and thyme 2 whole  eggs Instructions Preheat your oven to 250 degrees Spread your cubed bread evenly across a baking sheet and bake for 40 mins so that the bread is VERY dry Set aside and crank the oven up to 375 degrees Brown your sausage in a frying pan over medium-high heat until brown on all sides. Then remove from pan and plastic in mixing bowl In the same pan, melt half a stick of butter. When melted, add your onions and celery + salt and pepper and cook until softened. Add this to the bowl with your sausage Add your bread cubes + your herbs to the bowl and stir until combined Pour in your chicken stock and stir very thoroughly until all the stock has absorbed into the bread Season to taste with salt and pepper and then stir in your eggs. Make sure the mixture isn’t still hot when you stir in your eggs Line a muffin tin with muffin liners and scoop all your stuffing mixture into the tins. You have to really pack it in there and pile it HIGH to make all the stuffing...

Elegant Affairs’ recipes featured on Upscale Living Magazine Online

Having our traditional servings for the holidays is fantastic! however, if you feel that you want to serve something different, then here is the perfect recipe for you, a Roast Goose/Hen created by Elegant Affairs Caterers, a flavorful and an easy meal to put together which your family and friends will love. ( 2 servings) Ingredients: 2  Cornish hens Kosher salt, to taste Ground pepper, to taste 1-1/2 cups pomegranate juice 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 3 tablespoons molasses Directions: Pre-heat your oven to 350F degrees. Clean Cornish hens, blot with paper towels to remove excess moisture and add to a Pyrex dish. Sprinkle the skin with a generous amount of kosher salt and pepper. In a small to medium-sized high sided non-stick skillet add pomegranate juice, vinegar, and molasses. Gently whisk together and simmer over medium-low heat. Mix it continuously until it’s the consistency of honey. Watch it, it can burn easily. Add the Hens to the oven and cook for about 45 minutes. Remove from the oven and glaze with pomegranate/vinegar/molasses mixture. Add back to the oven, cook for 15 minutes more and glaze once again. Glaze one final time after another 15 minutes. Remove the Cornish hens from the oven. Internal temperature should be 165 degrees Source This delicious Wassail punch is the perfect drink to serve at your holiday party or even for breakfast on Christmas morning. I bet you will enjoy it! Courtesy of Elegant Affairs Caterers ( 6 servings) Ingredients 6 small apples, washed and cored 1-quart cider 2 cinnamon sticks, crushed 2 pinches ground cloves Freshly grated nutmeg, to taste 1 lemon,...

US Weekly Online Featuring Andrea Correale’ s Recipe from Friends’ Thanksgiving

 Courtesy TV Land; Andrea CorrealeRachel’s sweet treat, of course, was a traditional English trifle. However, since the pages in her cookbook had gotten stuck together, the fashion exec ended up making half an English trifle and half a shepherd’s pie, resulting in a confection that contained both layers of lady fingers, jam and whipped cream, as well as beef sautéed with peas and onions. The sweet and savory creation, which everyone ate in an effort to spare Rachel’s feelings, tasted “like feet,” according to Ross (David Schwimmer).While Us’ trifle recipe is missing that meat and veggie layer (you can thank Us later), the dessert is otherwise very similar to the one Rachel attempted to cook. In the Friends Thanksgiving episode from season 5, Ross goes berserk when he realizes a colleague at the museum mistakenly ate the “moist maker” sandwich Monica had prepared for him, using her delectable Turkey Day leftovers. Per Ross’ description, the loaded meal contained, among other ingredients, turkey and an extra slice of gravy-soaked bread, which is how the food earned its “moist maker” moniker. Us’ version of the sandwich kicks the meal up a notch and is actually a turkey burger on a buttered brioche bun. Don’t worry though, this feast still has layers of cranberry apple chutney, cornbread stuffing and more. Scroll down to see more recipes inspired by iconic dishes from Friends’ memorable Thanksgiving episodes! Traditional English Trifle This recipe for the well-known British dessert was shared with Us by celebrity caterer Andrea Correale of Elegant Affairs. Her A-list clients have included Mariah Carey and Jimmy Fallon. This take on the dish...

“5 Things I Wish Someone Told Me Before I Founded Elegant Affairs,” With Andrea Correale

Have an attorney review your client contract to ensure you are covered. Once we moved a client’s furniture to be nice and ended up damaging it. Needless to say, it was expensive to replace, and I had nothing in my contract to hold us harmless. As part of my series about the leadership lessons of accomplished business leaders, I had the pleasure of interviewing Andrea Correale. Andrea is the founder and president of Elegant Affairs, a full service off-premise catering and event planning company. She received her training through the Hotel and Restaurant Management program at New York Institute of Technology. After starting her own business at age 16 in the catering industry, Andrea had made it her goal to inspire home cooks to make the ordinary, extraordinary using simple ingredients in unexpected ways. Andrea’s commitment to providing the best food, service and overall experience is exactly why Elegant Affairs is known as the go-to caterer in Manhattan and the Hamptons. Elegant Affairs has been honored to serve many amazing celebrity clients including: Billie Eilish, Mariah Carey, Leonardo DiCaprio, Nick Cannon, Adam Sandler, Alec Baldwin, Christy Brinkley, Kevin Costner, P. Diddy, Jimmy Fallon, Billy Joel, Debra Messing, Rose Bryne, Jonathan Cheban, TLC, Nelly, Bebe Rexha and Flo Rida. Andrea has also worked with corporate giants such as Amazon, American Express, Audible, American Heart Association, Cirque du Soleil, DuJour Magazine, Ferrari Maserati, Google, HBO, Jimmy Choo, Niche Media, Open Road Media, Ralph Lauren and Urban Daddy. Andrea’s creativity, passion, knowledge and skill set has prompted appearance requests from Bravo, CBS, FOX, HGTV, MTV, NBC, VH1, News 12 Long Island and...

Bartenders Answer The Age-Old Question: ‘What Should I Spike My Eggnog With?’ Featuring Andrea Correale

If you’re anything like us, as soon as Thanksgiving is over (or sometimes even before), you get a craving for eggnog. At no other time of year does this thick, heavy, thoroughly-spiced, egg-based drink seem like a good idea. But, there’s something about the holiday season that makes us want to grab a half gallon from our local grocery store (or even make our own). The way we see it, is that if it’s good enough for Clark W. Griswold, it’s good enough for us. And, like Clark, we need a bit of booze added to the mix. Andrea Correale, owner of Elegant Affairs Caterers in Glen Cove, New York Rye Whiskey is my absolute favorite thing to mix into a spiked eggnog holiday beverage. I really like the Stroudwater Distillery brand. They age their whiskey with an accelerated aging process that presents really well and blends with the creaminess of the eggnog like no other. Source As seen on...

The Only 6 Things You Need to Throw a Holiday Party at Home – Featuring Andrea Correale

Pulling off a holiday party at home can seem stressful, but it’s made infinitely easier if you remove a few things from the equation. Namely, the dining table and chairs. Oh—and nix the forks and knives. No, we’re not suggesting people sit on the floor and eat with their hands. Instead, skip the sit-down affair and host a cocktail party with a few key essentials, including the right glassware and serving pieces, so your soiree is headache-free. Your first step in this party process is to clear some space in your coat closet or designate a spot for guests to put their things (a guest bedroom works here). “There’s nothing worse than having people drape their jackets over the backs of your sofa and chairs, because it takes away from the beautiful event you’ve set up,” says Roxy Te, CEO and founder of Society Social. Next up, pull out (or pick up) the following items to outfit your bar and kitchen. Then, plan to serve your party bites on a buffet—a good use for your dining table. This option is more affordable, and it gives you the chance to style a pretty vignette or centerpiece, notes Te. Make serving guests at your fete easier with these choices—and you’ll have more fun at your own party. All-purpose wine glass Sturdy, stemless wine glasses for the win!Crate&Barrel Nope, most of the time, you don’t need red and white wine stemware—and a simple glass like this one ($3, Crate&Barrel) can even hold a mixed drink. “Unless you’re serving champagne, try using one round wine glass as your all-purpose go-to at a cocktail...

Thanksgiving leftover recipes: Pie dough fries and sweet potato marshmallow cupcakes – with Andrea Correale on GoodMorningAmerica.com & ABC News

Don’t let any of your delicious sides, scraps or seconds from Thanksgiving go to waste! If you’re still recovering from a turkey and potato-induced food coma, these recipes are an easy way to whip up a fresh plate for round two — or three. We’re not judging. Celebrity caterer Andrea Correale, owner of Elegant Affairs, shared her inventive recipes to cure leftover food fatigue and fill you back up. Check out the recipes below — from dessert “fries” that you can dunk in cranberry sauce, to turkey meatballs that combine various ingredients — there’s bound to be a new twist you’d happily gobble up. Pie Fries These crispy and sweet strips of pie dough are perfect to dunk in any extra pie filling or even some sweet and tart cranberry sauce. Andrea Correale/Elegant Affairs Pie fries to dip into any leftover pie filling as a sweet post-Thanksgiving treat. Ingredients: Refrigerated pie dough Melted butter ½ cup sugar 1 tbsp powdered sugar 1 can of your favorite pie filling Directions: Roll out pie dough and cut into strips. Brush pie dough strips with melted butter. Mix cinnamon and sugar together and sprinkle on top of pie dough strips. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes until golden brown. (Time varies depending on thickness of crust). Allow to cool, then dip into your favorite pie filling. Optional: Put pie filling in a mini crock pot and keep it warm. (MORE: How to solve a Thanksgiving cooking crisis) Sweet Potato Cupcakes with Toasted Marshmallow Frosting Andrea Correale/Elegant Affairs Leftover Thanksgiving sweet potato cupcakes with marshmallow topping. Make sweet potatoes even...

Pumpkin Recipes: Dinner Party Ideas – Featuring Andrea Correale of Elegant Affairs

Fall time is pumpkin time, and its sweet, creamy taste works in savory dishes or dessert. See these party-ready pumpkin recipes: Fettuccine in Mini Pumpkins and Pumpkin Cheesecake Squares. When the temperatures start to cool down, the taste of pumpkin just fits right in. Here are two recipes perfect for entertaining from celebrity caterer Andrea Correale of Elegant Affairs. The Pumpkin Fettuccine ups its cuteness factor by being served in a mini pumpkin, a great way to kick off a dinner party, or to serve as a side dish. For dessert, the mix of pumpkin puree into a traditional cheese cake gives it holiday flair. Fettuccine in Mini Pumpkins PREPARE THE PASTA 8 oz whole wheat fettuccine — Bring a big pot of salted water to a boil and cook pasta until al dente. Drain and set aside. MAKE THE SAUCE 1 generous TB unsalted butter 1 TB flour 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 CUPS low-fat milk 1/2 tsp rosemary, finely chopped 3 oz mascarpone cheese 1 CUP pumpkin puree 1/4 tsp sea salt freshly ground black pepper — Heat a saucepan over medium heat and add butter. Once sizzling, whisk in flour and stir to create a roux, until bubbly and golden, about 3 min. Add garlic and cook for 30 sec. Add in milk and rosemary. Stir constantly and increase the heat a little bit, if necessary, until the mixture begins to bubble and thicken, about 5-6 min. Add in mascarpone, pumpkin, s +p, whisking until smooth and thickened into a sauce. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste. Add cooked pasta to pan and toss...



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