Around 100 Long Island VIPs gathered at Plainview’s Ferrari-Maserati dealership in November to peruse the luxury cars, snap pictures and try top cuisine.
It was a fabulous Night of Culinary Bliss, put on by Glen Cove’s Elegant Affairs Caterers, who aimed to bring a little extra excitement to Long Island.
“It was all of the Ferrari owners, all of my VIP clients,” said Elegant Affairs’ Andrea Correale. “All of the guests were blown away not only by the atmosphere of Ferrari but also by all of the great food that was served.”
The special culinary event was the fruit of a new partnership between Elegant Affairs Off Premise Catering & Event Design and Ferrari.
“I am the exclusive caterer at the Ferrari venue,” explained Correale. “I recently signed a partnership with the owner.”
The partnership, forged about six months ago, lets Correale exclusively host awesome parties on the second floor of the up-scale dealership, a space now reserved for something special.
“It’s open for all Long Island events,” said Correale. “From corporate events to private parties and social events.”
Correale isn’t new to the luxury-car scene; she just executed a re-opening at a fancy Long Island Mercedes dealership.
The Night of Culinary Bliss at Ferrari-Maserati featured a collaboration with New York City’s renowned restaurant Le Cirque.
“My culinary team worked with theirs,” said Correale. “We brought out the executive chef and owners of Le Cirque, and our clients got to taste some of the signature dishes that they’re known for.”
Correale says it was a welcome challenge working with such a top-notch team.
“It was quite an experience because their level of culinary experience is superior,” she says. “The opportunity to work with these guys and learn how they produce food on a high scale was really exhilarating and exciting for us.”
The event Correale organized at the luxurious space is just the first of a planned series of special culinary evenings.
“We put together a series of well-known restaurants or celebrity chefs that will come to Ferrari, and will work along with our own Elegant Affairs culinary team,” she explained. “We are looking to do four to six a year.”
The VIP parties are for a good cause; each is attached to a local Long Island charity with all of the night’s proceeds benefiting that specific organization. The recipient of this particular event was Long Island Cares, Inc,, the Harry Chapin Food Bank.
The next Night of Culinary Bliss will happen this Saturday, when “Housewives of New Jersey” reality star Teresa Guidice will be the guest of honor.
Correale plans to work with Guidice, who is the author of a new cookbook, and duplicate some of her recipes for the crowd.
“We are making a whole Italian night out of it, so we will have Italian wines and music,” added Correale. The event is open to the public.
Correale says attendees can expect to dine on top cuisine from the likes of Nobu or Rao’s.