Carolyn Dow Catering in New York City offers scrumptious food with beautiful presentation, gracious service and highly experienced coordination. We specialize in cocktail parties, dinners and you will find us at film screenings, art openings and of course a variety of private functions.
This family business was started 25 years ago by my mother Nuna, who explored her love of food while living in various countries from the Middle East to Europe and South America. We pride ourselves not only on our attention to detail, but also on creating a warm and hospitable environment where you can truly relax and enjoy your event!
Crab Shumai – Delicately Steamed Crab Dumplings w/ Scallion Soy
Filet Mignon on Onion Sourdough Rounds with Chipotle Mustard
Pistachio Grapes – Seedless Grapes Rolled in Gorgonzola & Crushed Pistachios
Seared Spiced Tuna with Avocado and Wasabi on Papadum Crisps
Corn Tortilla Cups with Guacamole and Roasted Corn Salsa
Sesame Chicken on Skewers w/ Peanut Dipping Sauce
Chevre Tartlets topped with Tricolor Pepper Chutney and Chives
Almond Parsley Chicken w/ Lemon Zest and Apricot Dipping Sauce
Smoked Salmon Profiteroles with Horseradish and Dill Cream
Mom’s Mini Meatballs in Tangy Sweet & Sour Sauce
Mac and Cheese Cupcakes Topped with Spicy Tomato Chutney
Portobello Mushroom Frites w/ Balsamic Aioli
Southwestern Corn Fritters Topped with Cranberry Pear Puree
Chilled Carrot Ginger Shooters with Crème Fraiche
Belgian Endive with Lemon Beets and Baby Lentils
Brie Caramel Topped with Berries and Sliced Almonds
Caviar Tartlets – Creamy Egg and Caviar on Toast Rounds
International Cheese Board with Fresh and Dried Fruit and Crackers
Mediterranean Platter with Vegetables, Spinach Dip, Hummus and Pita Toasts
Charcuterie: Sliced Smoked Sausages, Mustards, Olives and French Baguettes
Mini Pork or Chicken Sliders w/ with Spicy Red and White Slaw
Grilled Salmon Filet
With Lemon Herb Sauce or Salsa Verde
Southwestern Grilled Chicken
Over Confetti of Corn, Black Beans, Jicama and Cilantro
Cranberry Ginger Chicken
Topped with Roasted Sliced Pears
Thai Beef & Vegetable Salad
Over Vermicelli Noodles w/ Tamarind Cilantro Dressing
Pepper Crusted Filet Mignon
Served with Mustard Cream Sauce
Tricolor Wild Rice Vinaigrette
With Sundried Cranberries & Toasted Almonds
With Roasted Peppers, Mozzarella, Sun dried Tomatoes and Basil
Vermicelli Bean Noodles
In Tangy Tamarind Dressing, with Sugar Snaps, Red Peppers, Napa Cabbage & Cilantro
Baked Rice Pilaf
With Baby Peas, Golden Raisins and Toasted Pine Nuts
Organic Baby Field Greens
With our Delicious Mustard Seed Vinaigrette
Fall Green Salad
With Pecans, Pears and Gorgonzola in Mustard Seed vinaigrette
Seasonal Grilled Vegetables
Drizzled with Balsamic Reduction
Harvest Grain Medley
With Vegetables, Quinoa and Forbiddent Rice
Walnut Cloud Torte with Whipped Cream and Berries
Nuna's Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Norwegian Apple Cake
Flourless Chocolate Cake with Crème Anglaise
New Orleans Bourbon Bread Pudding
Truffle Brownies with White Chocolate Chunks
Lemon Mousse with Fresh Raspberry Sauce
Miniature Fruit Tarts
Assortment of Cookies
Fresh Berries in Season
American Foundation for AIDS Research
American Friends of Hebrew University
American Friends of Museums in Israel
Bank of Leumi
Equinox Sports Clubs
Ernst & Young
Film Society of Lincoln Center
Golden Tree Asset Management
Halstead Management Co.
Heather James Fine Art
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
McKinsey & Company
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York County Lawyers Association
NYU Medical Center
Pop International Galleries
Prudential Douglas Elliman
Royal Bank of Canada
Simon & Schuster
Ted Baker London
The Real Deal Magazine
I’ve gotten such wonderful feedback from the NYC Ballet. You and your staff work so well in our space and take such good care of everything. It’s such a pleasure to have you and you make it such a pleasure for everyone who comes!
Everyone was over-the-moon with praises for the food, the ambiance and the setting. You and your staff are terrific!
I continue to be impressed by your food, service, and most of all by the complete confidence I can feel before an event when you are in charge.
Carolyn, it was fabulous all around and we gorged on all the delicious leftovers! I am so grateful for your help in these events and can’t be more pleased!
We so appreciated your flexibility throughout, your ability to make swift changes as necessary, and to do so with such grace and support.
All was perfection… the food was delicious, the presentation was flawless, the service was gracious.
We never would have had such an amazing evening in our home without your guidance and expertise. Thank you. Thank you!
Carolyn it was such a fabulous party. You will always be MY CATERER!